U of T Pride Concert featuring Jeremy Dutcher
Join the University of Toronto in celebrating Pride Month with a special concert featuring Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Jeremy Dutcher! This event will include a performance and live Q&A with Jeremy.
This event will be live-streamed on YouTube.
Register before June 10 for an opportunity to submit questions for Jeremy!
Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new. Dutcher’s debut release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, involves the rearrangement of early 1900s wax cylinder field recordings from his community. “Many of the songs were lost because our musical tradition was suppressed by the Canadian government. I'm doing this work as there's only about a hundred Wolastoqey speakers left. It's crucial that we're using our language because, if you lose the language, you're losing an entire distinct way of experiencing the world.”
Nenookaasi will be joining this event for the opening act. Nenookaasi is born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. An Afro-Indigenous 2Spirit Queer Wife and mother of three, Neno is an activist for Black, Indigenous, and 2SLGBTQI+ rights through mixed media and music.
This event is hosted by the University of Toronto Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, Hart House, First Nations House, Office of Indigenous Initiatives, and University of Toronto Mississauga Indigenous Centre.