FREE ALLIANCE WEEKEND DAY 3 with Ecuadorian Flutist William
Group Kambo ceremony by donation
Live Andean Flute Performance by William
EVENT IS FREE, MUST REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND
Your facilitator William Portilla Chiza
William comes from the Kichwa nation of the Imbaya community, which is located in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador. Family members and community taught him at an early age the traditional rhythms of the Andes. These teaching lead him to perform with many talented musicians and explore diverse musical genres. This motivated him to form TRIBU and to record their first cd FROM NORTH AND SOUTH. TRIBU’s work is based on the andino musical concept incorporating traditional flute instruments with world beats and the natural sounds of Mother Earth - creating a new style of Andes music. The second cd SOL, continues to extend this fusion expression producing sounds of healing, happiness and dance. The third album Anaku is incorporating more synths and new age music, without loosing our traditional andes melodies. Our latest album Balance represents all of our hard work throughout these years, where i have found a perfect balance between traditional andes music and western music.
Why Alliance Weekend?
Alliance Weekend was created to heighten awareness to the ongoing suppression of Indigenous People in Canada, the lands in which we reside.
Thousands of Indigenous People in Canada do not have access to clean water, ongoing GENOCIDE of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirited Individuals, continuous discoveries of unmarked graves from Residential Schools, Arrests and Violent treatment of Land Defenders, Exorbitant cost of food on reserves, Nature destroyed by Dams, Pipelines, Oil Sands and Industry, Mik’maq Fishing Crisis, Colonization of Traditional Indigenous Ways. We are offering this in respect and alliance for the First Peoples of these lands and to support Indigenous Artisans and Indigenous Initiatives.
As we are initiated to work with medicine from South America, we have also formed alliances with the Matses Tribe and Q’ero Paqos to ensure sacred reciprocity and that medicine is being recollected ethically.
Where & When
This event takes place in Port Credit, Mississauga, ON, in a private residence.
Date: July 2nd 2023
Time: 2-4 pm
Energy Exchange: Free
Please note that spots are limited so you must register to participate.
All proceeds from donation/fundraising will be going to Q'ero Paquos of the Andes.