Sometimes the stars align, as they seemingly did last week at a concert for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women.
I could feel the supporters at the Standing in Unity event, take notice. They were galvanized by the sound collage of local DJ artist, Boogey The Beat.
People kept asking,”Who is that?” as this understated, young Indigenous man rocked the cavernous Graffiti Gallery warehouse.
Hard hitting news clips juxtaposed with traditional Indigenous music is how Les Boulanger, aka, Boogey The Beat, presented his MMIA set. The audience, already acutely aware of the impact of this national tragedy, were riveted by the performance.
“This set that I’ve put together has almost taken a life of it’s own,” says Boulanger. “I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to perform it at different venues here and there.
“I’m there just to play it and share it. People will take what they want from it. They’ll get inspired from it. They’ll get emotional from it. As long as there’s that feeling there. That’s the main thing to me. . . to bring awareness to this issue.”
Click on the link below and ask yourself, what reaction do you have when you listen to Boogey The Beat do his MMIA set ?
Boogey The Beat live at the Variety Show brought to you by Art City and Graffiti Gallery
Sat. Nov. 29, 2014 at Good Will, 625 Portage
Show – 10 p.m. to midnight
Dance Party – midnight to 2 a.m.