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Artists explore the Intangible nature of Indigenous culture

Bill Reid Gallery showcases six Coast Salish artists in new exhibit

Paula Carlson / North Shore News - SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

“We used to gather, around our fires, or in our longhouses, or in our lodges, and we had understandings, that came to us, we’re like, okay this is how it is to be … so our people totemized it – sing it, dance it, paint it, carve it, weave it, make it into a spoon, eat out of that understanding, paint it on the wall…”




 VIDEO: Ostwelve takes to the Twilight stage in Mission

Popular concert series takes place each Wednesday and Friday during the summer months
Jun. 24, 2019

Rapper, radio host, community activist, actor, podcaster and graphic designer Ostwelve performed at the Prospera Twilight Concert Series in Fraser River Heritage Park on Friday (June 21) evening.



Don't miss these 5 shows at Vancouver Island Music Festival 

Mike Devlin / Times Colonist - July 11, 2019

3. Ostwelve. Ronnie Dean Harris is the Vancouver performance poet and rapper behind Ostwelve, who will play five sets at MusicFest. Harris made national news for non-musical reasons earlier this month after administering CPR successfully to an unconscious black bear cub near Lytton a move that wasn’t out of character: The Langley resident and Indigenous musicologist has been rallying for the well-being of the world in and out of the music business for more than a decade, and will continue his educational efforts with The Art of Being a DJ workshop on Sunday.



Unique musical fusions offer festivalgoers something new

Roots and Blues workshops find common ground for performing musicians

Barb Brouwer - Jul. 9, 2019 

Festivalgoers can feed their need for funky grooves performed by young artists in another Saturday afternoon workshop at the Barn Stage. NASA We Have a Pulse will showcase the talents of The OM Sound, Tony Aganaba, Ostwelve and more. 



First Nations hip-hop artist Ronnie Dean Harris speaks to the heart to find the Road Forward

Craig Takeuchi on July 14th, 2017

In a chat with the Georgia Straight at the National Film Board of Canada's Vancouver office in Gastown, Ronnie Dean Harris, also known as hip-hop artist Ostwelve and whose ancestral name is Mlo:yhleq, explains that he used a special voice—the longhouse voice—to deliver a speech in the film.