We wanted to thanks ArtsCan Circle for helping us get our first Healing Through Music Workshop we are glad to announce our first music video release!
During our workshop we worked alongside several youth to create our first song called Fire Makers featuring Teasie T, Krazy K, Lil Mikey, and Yung Cherry Bomb.
Here’s a statement from ArtsCan Circle “After initially postponing the creation of “Firemakers” due to COVID-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions, ArtsCan Circle and 67 Records have now completed this music video filmed entirely in Fort Albany First Nation. Under the mentorship of recording engineer Jeremiah Ottis and filmmaker Christopher Cottle, four youth, ages 12 – 16, participated in a ten-day ArtsCan Circle “Healing Through Music” workshop. It consisted of song-writing, recording, filming, editing and creative teamwork. The young artists’ rap names are Yung Cherry Bomb, Lil Mikey, Krazy K, and Tease T.
“Firemakers” encapsulates the story of being young and navigating a world where it’s sometimes best to make your own rules. Home isn’t always safe, and so a small gang of friends makes the decision to stay outside till sunrise, the haunting presence of a lone rez dog following them wherever they go. The music video captures these youth wandering through the raw beauty of Fort Albany, playing hide and seek with local police as they explore their landscape, rapping about what they see and feel. Capturing that delicate and fleeting world between childhood and adulthood, the project itself is dedicated to healing intergenerational trauma, including finding healthy ways for youth to express themselves.
The video will premiere on ArtsCan Circle’s YouTube Channel and Spotify. Slaight Family Foundation funded this project.”
We are extremely proud of the youth that we worked with and look forward to doing more projects in the future.