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Keep it Hopping – Nimkii Osawamick and Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie





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Nimkii Osawamick (Odawa, Wikwemikong Unceeded Reserve, Wolf Clan)a Peterborough-based singer, hoop dancer and champion Powwow dancer, will perform his powerful, high energy dance accompanied by Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie.  Nimkii has danced extensively with Indigenous artists, including cellist Cris Derksen’s Trio and Orchestral Powwow, and was last seen with Public Energy performing in Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s The Honouring in 2015.

Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie is a Pow-Wow singer/song maker and Men’s Traditional Dancer.  He has grown up on the Pow-Wow Trail learning songs, drum teachings and has been dancing Mens Traditional Style for 30 years.  He is Originally from Neyaashiinigaming (Cape Croker) but currently residing in Sudbury, Ontario.  He works at Shkagamik Kwe Health Centre in Sudbury giving drum teachings to the youth about proper drum etiquette and pow wow songs.

Bryden was also nominated for a Juno, Indigenous Album Of The Year 2017, on his debut album release entitled Round Dance & Beats.  Which fuses Traditional pow wow songs with modern hip hop production. He has also been nominated for Best Hand Drum Album and Best New Artist at the Indigenous Music Awards held in Winnipeg May 19, 2017.

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*


Filmed by: Dan English

Edited by: Eryn Lidster

Thumbnail Photo: Wayne Eardley


Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy’s archives. It’s a chance to gather together and enjoy art. The Rewind Room will focus entirely on local artists, with the opportunity to donate to support these artists directly. Click here and specify “Rewind Room Artists” with “Keep it Hopping” in your message to make your donation!

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