Jun5

Kym Gouchie Trio

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Virtual - Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna

Kym Gouchie Trio - Presented by the Rotary Centre for the Arts and SoundON Virtual | June 5 | 7:30 pm

With ancestral roots in the Lheidli T’enneh, Cree and Secwépemc Nations, Kym Gouchie is fostering change through her music and art. Her music brings awareness to First Nations and women’s issues, promoting reconciliation and community building while reminding us that we are all in this together. Her stories are a testament to the human spirit, weaving together threads of her own journey from personal tragedy to triumph.

Kym’s traditional hand drum, clean, crisp acoustic guitar and full-bodied voice make her a powerful artist. Performing with her trio on June 5th, Brigitte Demeter and Thurein Myint add vocal harmonies, keyboard, and a selection of other instruments to the music.

Traditional First Nations, folk, and country tones alongside poignant and inspirational lyrics capture the hearts of young and old — her genuine and heartfelt performances have a profound and sometimes emotional impact on their audience.

A respected elder-in-training of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation, also known as Prince George, BC, Kym is sought after to perform and speak at traditional welcoming ceremonies, cultural gatherings, schools, and conferences. Kym splits her time living in Prince George and the Okanagan.

“Kym Gouchie is an artist who has the ability to momentarily make us feel that time can stand still. Performing with a combination of soulful expression, focused intent, integrity, and artistic depth, Gouchie embraces and holds audiences while imparting messages and truths in songs that need to be heard. Kym Gouchie is a force... As artistic director of the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival I have witnessed Kym Gouchie mesmerize an audience and inspire fellow artists. Kym is a truly unique artist who seamlessly blends the contemporary with the traditional.” ~ Peter North, Artistic Director/Salmon Arm Roots & Blues

This presentation is supported by SoundON, Creative BC, the BC Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia and the BC Touring Council.

This performance will be followed by a Q&A with Kym Gouchie and the Rotary Centre for the Arts Theatre Programming Coordinator, Karma Lacoff Nieoczym. The audience is encouraged to ask questions. This show is presented in partnership with Unicorns.live as a streaming and ticketing partner. The show is available until June 11 at midnight.