Victoria Float Up Concert - July 22

An evening of music and stories on and for the water

July 22, 2021
6:00pm Pacific - Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club

ŦEȺLIE, Brianna Marie Dick

Kwakwaka'wakw & Songhees/Coast Salish 

ANSWER Drum Group

ANSWER Drum Group

ANSWER is an urban Victoria women’s drum group with representation from Nuuchahnulth, Diné, Mohawk, M’iqmaw, Anishnawbe, Métis and Cree peoples. This circle of women who deal with the lived trauma and impacts of colonialism use culture, song and drumming to heal. The women of ANSWER reside on Lekwungen and Esquimalt territories and include:

1. Jessica Sault
2. Alysha Brown
3. Nicole Mandryk
4. Natalie Ashley
5. Sara Rhude
6. Tara Stott
7. Jena Bailey
8. Rebecca Haas
9. Lindsay Delaronde
10. France Cry
11. Katie Jacobs.

They are locally known as educators, healers, medicine women, artists, knowledge keepers, counselors, youth workers, social workers, sisters, aunts, cousins, elders, mothers, grandmothers, matriarchs, and warriors. ANSWER is an acronym for All Nations Strong Women for Education and Resurgence.

Wes Carrol Confabulation

The Wes Carroll Confabulation walks the tight-rope, balancing detailed arrangements with the power of spontaneity. Since early 2015, they have honed their unique blend: stretching out into a world of hip-hop grooves, soul and electricity while not losing their jazz footing. 

Their set blends singer-songwriter and instrumental with themes that include social justice, surveillance, mental health, climate change, and of course, love songs too. (Check them out on Spotify here.)

You are invited...

Float your canoe, kayak, paddleboard, floatie, rowboat (you name it!) to some music and stories on the dock at Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club, featuring Kwakwaka'wakw & Songhees/Coast Salish artist Brianna Dick and live music from local jazz and soul band, Wes Carrol Confabulation featuring Owen Chow on trumpet.

All ticket purchases and donations will go towards West Moberly First Nations legal challenge in opposition to the Site C Dam.

(Read more about it here.)

Plus, all ticket purchases and donations will be MATCHED!

The evening's activities on the dock:

6pm ŦEȺLIE, Brianna Marie Dick, Kwakwaka'wakw & Songhees/Coast Salish

6:30-7pm ANSWER Drum Group

7pm Wes Carrol Confabulation with Owen Chow