Chuck Copenace: Oshki Manitou - Capitol Season
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2
Adult $35 30 and Under $31.50
For Chuck Copenace, Oshki Manitou is a decidedly personal musical expression, a gift to his family and community, and a means of sharing how ceremonial melodies have changed his musical outlook and united his creativity and spirituality.
Oshki Manitou finds the Winnipeg-based, Ojibway musician expanding dramatically on his previous work as a trumpet player, arranger, and composer, fusing contemporary interpretations of sweat-lodge melodies with jazz and elements of dance and electronica.
The result is a collection of eminently groovy, haunting, and ethereal songs that display Chuck Copenace’s signature voice and substantial skills as an interpreter, composer, and performer as never before. But there’s a larger purpose behind his efforts, for which Oshki Manitou is just a starting point. “I’m committed to sharing my story and I want to introduce young people to jazz, but I also want to bring indigenous musicians together. And I think my music can be a platform to further that mission.”
Artist Website: https://www.chuckcopenace.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chuckcopenacegroup YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVnlVmH2i45pcf2d9YXuogA/videos Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/chuckcmusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chuckcmusic Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/16phpkVNjdelTNg9EUQK7A
This show is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors Prestige Lakeside Resorts, The Bridge FM, Yum Son Night Owl Hospitality, Nelson District Credit Union, Kootenay Co-op, Nelson Star and Hall Printing and our funders Creative BC, Canadian Heritage, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Nelson and the Province of British Columbia. .