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BreakOut West Community Tour Show: Crook the Kid (NWT) and Local Boy (YT)
September 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In the lead up to BreakOut West, Music Yukon, with the help of our incredible supporters, Yukon Media Development and Culture Quest, are jetting around the Territory, bringing some sweet northern sounds direct to your earbuds!
Tuesday, Sept 24th | 7:00 PM | Klondike Institute of Art & Culture – Dënäkär Zho
PWYC at the door – Suggested donation of $10.00
About CROOK THE KID
Crook the Kid, or Dylan Jones is a genre bending hip hop artist from an isolated village community in Canada’s Arctic called Fort Good Hope. Born and raised in the high north, Dylan has developed a truly unique sound taking influence from a world rarely seen by outsiders. Through mixing tales of a hard knox lifestyle with those of overcoming ones obstacles regardless of the cost, Dylan paints a picture of a beautiful yet brutal existence. The lyrics of each song are a glimpse into the places and events that shaped Crook the Kid not only as a stage presence, but as the person he is today.
Most recently performing at Ottawa Bluesfest 2019, Megaphono 2019 in Ottawa, ON, WestFest in Ottawa, ON, NACC Northern Scene Series in Yellowknife, NT, Vines Art Festival in Vancouver, BC, CBC Radio Live “Trail Blazers” in studio, YK, as well as various other venues in Yellowknife ( Pride Festival, Summer Solstice, The Ice Castle, Castle Take Over, The Elks Lounge), Red Deer and Sylvan Lake, AB. His dream is to spread his message of resilience and self empowerment to audiences around the world. In hopes that not only them but the people from his small hometown community will see that “regardless of the obstacles, they can keep moving mountain tops.”
CTK travels with DJ Corey Alexie from Ft MacPherson
About LOCAL BOY
Jeremy Parkin & Kelvin are a Producer / MC duo from Whitehorse, YT. They began working together in 2014 for Borealis Soul: a collective that integrates dance, music, and visual effects into live performance. With musical flavours that are based in hip hop and electronic, they are keen to experiment and shape their own sound, embracing lyricism, boom-bap, trap, down tempo, and house, within their musical styles. With just three singles released, Local Boy has had great local success, as they fulfill offers to perform at festivals such as Breakout West, Forthwith, and Atlin.
On top of collaborating on soundscapes for theatre productions, they are currently making their debut album. They have a unique method to creating songs: often Jeremy pitches an instrumental that Kelvin writes to and records; Jeremy then mixes the song, and Kelvin masters it. The collaborative, in-house process results in a sound incomparable to anyone else.
A huge thank you to Chief Zzeh Gittlit School, Vuntut Gwitchin Government, Dawson City Music Festival, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC), Town of Faro, Yukon Territory, Carcross/Tagish First Nation, and Junction Arts & Music – JAM for your help in bringing this show around the territory!
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Artist In Residence Activities & Outreach
Artist in Residence activities include artist talks, studio tours, interactive events, and more.
Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.
Film activities include film screenings, film selections, and more.
KIAC is proud to host an exciting roster of film screenings and film-related events throughout the year, such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge and Dawson City International Short Film Festival, numerous workshops, and other opportunities.
Exhibition activities include gallery viewing hours, exhibition openings, artist talks, calls for submissions, and more.
The ODD Gallery, located in the Dënäkär Zho / KIAC building, presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice, and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories in a remote, northern setting.
The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery is a community exhibition series which offers a space for KIAC members working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months. The SOVA Gallery is located in the Yukon School of Visual Arts at 3rd and Queen in Dawson City.
Kids & Youth Programs
Kids & youth activities include: music lessons, art classes, dance classes, book readings, toddler classes, after-school programs.
Kids and Youth (toddler to teen) programming ranges from music lessons (vocals, piano) to dance class (ballet, hip hop, and more), to hands-on workshops (pottery, screen-printing, animation and more) and is offered regularly throughout the year. KIAC strives to subsidize Kids & Youth programs as much as possible via grants and funding. Programming ranges from free Drop-Ins to registered weekly programs.
Youth Art Enrichment
Youth Art Enrichment is an annual four-day art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City. Artistically-inclined youth ages 14 – 18 travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops led by professional artists. Students choose one of three mediums to study for the duration of the program, learning new skills, techniques, and ways to creatively make artwork for the world to see. The mediums change every year: we have offered printmaking, animation, painting, carving, stained glass, illustration, improv, and much more over the last two decades.
Performing arts activities include: concerts, theatre and dance performances, open mics, radio broadcasts, special events, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round professional performing arts series in the beautiful second floor Ballroom that actively engages our community and provides inspiring performance opportunities for international, national, and regional artists in many disciplines. Our diverse programming includes jazz, classical, folk & roots, experimental, dance, theatre, and more.
Workshops include: weekly drop-ins, registered programs, weekend workshops, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round schedule of educational opportunities ranging from drop in programs (pottery, screenprinting, seniors painting, concert band), to registered workshops (dance, music, film, visual art, craft, textiles, etc), to professional development opportunities for artists (grant writing, artwork documentation, etc).