Back for its 14th year, the Distiguished Storytellers Festival (previously Sâkêwêwak Festival) brings five days of storytellers, elders, spoken word artists, dancers, performers and music to Regina, Canada.
Sâkêwêwak is a Cree word meaning “they are coming into view.” The Artist Collective and annual festival has always brought emerging and established artists and their work to the prairie city of Regina, celebrating both traditional and contemporary performance and storytelling artists. The festival includes storytelling luncheons, evening performance, and a daily story telling bus tour with Cheryl L’Hirondelle.
This year’s lineup is packed with goodness. Moe Clark, Daphne Pooyak, Bob Smoker, Jack Dalton, Stephen Fadden, Lara Kramer Danse, Ryan McMahon and Mihirangi are all scheduled to perform. Weekly passes and tickets for individual events are available – get the full schedule and more at: sakewewak.ca/storytellers-festival.
To get started, here’s Mihirangi‘s “Make That Soul.” Dig it!