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Gala After-Party with Soda Pony and NÀHGĄ

This event took place on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 10:00pm
Miner's Daughter

Music performances by Yellowknife’s NÀHGĄ (Casey Koyczan) and Whitehorse’s Soda Pony. Hosted by Yukon Film Society and the NWT Film Commission, with support from Music Yukon. About NÀHGĄ: NÀHGĄ creates an enveloping atmosphere with his live performances. He strives to reclaim his culture through music and art; inspired by technology, language, politics, economy, and northern legends. “NÀHGĄ” is the Tlicho/Dogrib word for “bushman”, which is known in legend as the spirit of the woods in the NWT. The beaded eye-cover that is worn is a visual representation of the obscurity and mystery of what this spirit is, and also to pay respect to our traditional artists and craft-makers with a sci-fi influence. Casey Koyczan is also an installation artist, actor, and creates audio for video-games, scores, and films. In his spare time he works with various local organizations on multi-media projects, and creates music videos and short music documentaries. Soda Pony members Patrick Hamilton and Aiden Tentrees can often be found scouring the corners of Whitehorse's various dump free-stores in search of costumes for their next show. They have been scouring these same dumps for the last decade, and the dumps always abide them with something newly strange and/or stylish. These early dump visits roughly correlate to Hamilton and Tentrees' first musical collaborations; they have been playing music together in various bands since their early teens, culminating in 2013 with the formation of Soda Pony.

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