Meet with Andrée Levesque Sioui to discuss Chant(s) - McCord Museum

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 6 p.m.

© Philippe Arseneau

Meet with Andrée Levesque Sioui to discuss Chant(s)

New Chapter Meetings

The Museum and Éditions Hannenorak invite you to immerse yourself in Indigenous literature! This meeting—of the series New Chapter hosted by Samuel Rainville—encourages listening to allow you to enter Andrée Levesque Sioui literary world.

Chant(s)

Le chant du poète guérit
Il se lève
Dépasse l’instrument
Le met au monde
Chaos accordé à l’ordre du monde devenu hymne
Guérisseur de l’inaudible
Périssable devant l’insensible
Nicheur de lieux sacrés
Il nous cherche l’espace et le crée
L’acquiescement à la beauté fraie ses chemins
Fait vibrer les tambours

Here, Wendat artist Andrée Levesque Sioui traces, from the past and present, what demands to find a voice and breath. This incarnation of song bears witness to the organic and sacred need to make visible what otherwise eludes us, to shed light on history, thought and speech.

In this work, the poet’s words travel from the skin of the body to the skin of the drum, from the bark of the tree to the great waters of memory, through the inescapable desire to speak truth.

Activity—presented as part of the exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience and the Museum’s 100th anniversaryin French followed by a discussion with the public in French and in English.

Andrée Levesque Sioui

Born in Quebec City, Andrée Levesque Sioui is a poet, author and melodist. She is the main performer on the album Yahndawa’ and is currently working on her own album project. A member of the Akiawenrahk Longhouse, she has been teaching the Wendat language to adults and youth in her community since 2010. Chant(s) is her first book of poetry.

Information

Free activity, in French, presented on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Duration:
60 minutes
Location:
J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Museum
Limited seating, reservation required.
Vaccination passport required for this activity.
Reservation opening in Januray 2022.

New Chapter Meetings

The Museum and Éditions Hannenorak invite you to immerse yourself in Indigenous literature! This series of encounters with Indigenous authors encourages listening to allow you to enter their literary worlds.

Excerpts will be read before the discussion between the audience and the author. The events offer a moment to relax, develop your curiosity, deepen your knowledge and meet Indigenous writers.
See the program

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