X AVANT XV: OK Miss + Classic Roots | October 16

Concert in X Avant XV: Transmissions Series

The Music Gallery, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Museum, presents
Du Yun & OK Miss: Day 198 + Classic Roots
October 16

2PM – Conversation between Du Yun and Olivia Shortt
7PM – FREE livestream!

Our festival finale is Du Yun + Ok Miss: Day 198, a film by Du Yun & Nicholas Houfek.  OK Miss was begun by Pulitzer Prize for Music (2017) winner Du Yun to create a singular experience—a group existing as both rock band and chamber ensemble, while fostering all that exists in-between. The group has appeared in many assorted holes and halls, sites and museums, ranging from punk shows to live-scoring silent films and sold-out musicals.

As an avid performer and the bandleader for Ok Miss, Du Yun’s onstage persona has been described by the New York Times as “an indie pop diva with an avant-garde edge” and “flamboyant” by the Chicago Tribune. Through Du Yun, the band will release their new album Iron ️Heart on China’s leading music label Modern Sky in 2021.

Opening up and setting the tone is the pulsating presence of Classic Roots. Drawing inspiration from his life and culture, Classic Roots developed his original sound through his integration of traditional Anishinaabe drumming and singing imbued with the bass culture of techno/house to establish a sense of cultural freedom and experimentation which resonates with distinctiveness throughout the world of contemporary electronic club music.

Watch live: https://www.facebook.com/agakhanmuseumtoronto


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