© 2009  Vermont Indigenous Celebration
Vermont Indigenous Celebration
July 9-12,2009
Burlington, Vt.
Vermont Indigenous Celebration
Vermont Indigenous Celebration
Vermont Indigenous Celebration
Vermont Indigenous Celebration
Vermont Indigenous Celebration
Vermont Indigenous Celebration
Vermont Indigenous Celebration
Vermont Indigenous Celebration
Contemporary Concerts & Dance in Burlington
*Joanne Shenandoah trio
"She weaves you into a trance with her beautiful Iroquois chants
and wraps her voice around you like a warm blanket on a cool
winter's night," said Robbie Robertson, formerly of the Band..  A
GRAMMY Award and 11 Time Native American Music award
winning artist; actress and lecturer and Wolf Clan member of the
Iroquois Confederacy, Joanne Shenandoah has fulfilled the
promise of her Native American name, Tekaliwah-kwa, (She
Sings) .  " She's become one of the most acclaimed Native
American recording artists of her time." Associated Press.  

*Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers
armonica-based blues with a lot of heart and a lot of history.
Playing blues standards from the 50's to contemporary numbers.  
(Cayuga) is well-known as an actor, appearing
on stage and screen, with over 65 film or television credits.  He
also been a leader in cultural development with the
establishment of Aboriginal Voices Magazine; as the Executive
Producer of Buffalo Tracks on the Aboriginal Peoples Television
Network and  the licensing of the Aboriginal Voices Radio
network across Canada or the internet; as well as his activities
as a visual arts collector and a performing arts impressario.
Listen to Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers

* Willard Way
Willard Way is hitting the scene 'bigger and harder' than ever
before. With a sound all of their own, Willard Way is a mixture of
Hard Rock, Anthem Rock, and Modern Country. ... Willard Way is
the brain child of Luke Willard (
Abenaki )& Carl Sheperd. Luke,
Carl, Roy, and Morgan perform a long list of popular favorites all
done in pure Willard Way style with songs from their album such
as radio singles, "I Tried" and "Like I Never Loved You". ...Willard
Way is the real deal...  But don't believe everything you read.
Come see for yourself.
Listen to Willard Way

* Elisapie Issaac
Filmmaker and musician Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) was raised in
Salluit, Quebec, and currently lives in Montreal. An accomplished
contemporary and traditional Inuit musician, Isaac composes
music and sings with Alain Auger in the duo Taima Project. She
has also worked as a producer and host of Inuktitut-language
youth radio for TNI
*Territoires Feminins Women’s Territories) created and performed by Quebec
Abenaki dancer and choreographer, Marie Claude Rodrigue . In her poetic theater and
dance performance, informed by Native and Taoist rituals and contemporary texts,
Rodrigue pays homage to the ancestral knowledge carried by today’s women. Includes
brief nudity. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theater.

* Legends of Our Past and Future.  Acclaimed French/Algerian choreographer Heddy
Maalem will stage an hour-long special commissioned world-premiere lakeside
performance and pageant featuring more than 15 Vermont professional dancers, an
ensemble of more than 100 more—all accompanied by Dvorak’s New World
Symphony. Flynn Center for the Performing Arts,
The following performances will be taking place at the Burlington Signature Event.
For performance times, venues and ticket prices,please consult the
Vermont Celebrates Champlain Website