Concerts & Events

Monday, October 12, 2020  ·  7:30 PM

Indigenous Peoples' Day

featuring Frank Waln, OPLIAM, V4Loops

FREE LIVESTREAM


Indigenous Peoples' Day Concert Chicago is devoted to showcasing the vibrancy of Indigenous Culture through music


Frank Waln

Frank Waln is a Sicangu Lakota Hip Hop artist, music producer, and storyteller from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota who uses his art to educate, inspire, and awaken all colonized peoples to our collective history and shared indigeneity.

http://frankwaln.com/


OPLIAM

OPLIAM is a multi-instrumentalist whose music crosses all musical boundaries. He plays rock and roll, hip hop and reggae. Sometimes separately, sometimes cosmically interwoven. OPLIAM has toured internationally, playing shows in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2019, OPLIAM played both the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington DC as well as the 23rd Annual World Peace and Prayer Day, held by Chief Arvol Looking Horse. In 2019, OPLIAM also had the opportunity to open for Kweku Collins on the Manifest Urban Arts Festival Main stage in downtown Chicago. OPLIAM has also played shows with Indigenous, Frank Waln, and members of Gogol Bordello in 2019.

OPLIAM is Native American on his father's side and has never forgotten where he comes from as a musician. OPLIAM's family is Mohawk, one of the six Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) nations, originating from Kahnawake Mohawk reserve outside of Montreal, Quebec.

https://opliammusic.com/opliam/


V4Loops

V4Loops is a trio formed by Miguel Gonzales from Mexico alongside Vladimir Garrido and Nicolas Muñoz from Chile. They create music mixing genres from progressive rock and electronic to South American traditional music. Together and with synched equipment, they achieve their sound by looping instruments like guitar, piano, traditional flute, drums, pan flutes, synths, vocals and more. With this original concept of live looping, V4Loops presents their sound as "danceable & tranceable", bringing a variety of sections, dynamics, and musical textures together that will invite you to dance and chill at the same time, while creating a unique musical atmosphere.