Tomson Highway will be speaking at Tabaret Hall on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Also, there are still tickets available for the Cabaret performance at the NAC, 4th Stage on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 9th. and 10th. Tickets are $25.00 each.
Tomson is amazing, so I hope you will be able to attend. Here’s a link to his website. www.tomsonhighway.com
Books and CD launches at the University of Ottawa
Great news for Tomson Highway: two of his plays will finally be published in Cree, his mother tongue. Fitzhenry & Whiteside will publish The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, two legendary plays now known worldwide. The book launches will be held in Tabaret Hall at University of Ottawa on November 8th at 7 pm. This will also be the occasion to launch Highway’s new CD entitled, “Patricia Cano sings Tomson Highway Live at the N.A.C.” recorded live at that venue during their last appearance in Ottawa, which was in June of 2009. The launches will be followed at 8 pm by a lecture presented by Mr. Highway on Native Literature in Canada.
On November 9th and 10th, come and enjoy a magical evening of music in the company of Patricia Cano and Tomson Highway as they perform in Kisaageetin: A Cabaret at the National Art Centre Fourth Stage at 7: 30 pm.
The show features 12 new songs with music and lyrics both written by acclaimed Cree playwright, novelist, and cabaret artist (as pianist/songwriter) Tomson Highway. 'Kisaageetin', a Cree word meaning "l love you,” suitably describes the production comprised of love lullabies and theatrical pieces. The performance features sensational Peruvian-Canadian vocalist Patricia Cano with Mr. Highway himself on grand piano and Ottawa-based saxophonist Vince Rimbach.
(Courtesy of Patricia LaCroix Chef, Centre de ressources autochtones / Manager, Aboriginal Resource Centre (SASS) University of Ottawa)