ARK, Eric Zwicker (Northern Lights Warrior Horse), Isabelle Zwicker (White Buffalo Healing Lady)
Friday, March 31st
Doors Open at 7:30 PM and $5.00 at the door.
Original art and signed prints will be available from White Buffalo Crafts. All proceeds of sales go to Rama First Nations music initiative.
Forest City Gallery presents ARK supported by the Zwicker Twins: A Night of Indigenous Folk, Rock and Folk-Rock Music & Indigenous Crafts by Waabishkizi Mashkode Bzhiki Enaandwiywed Kwe of Rama First Nations.
A Chippewa Anishinaabe neo-woodland artist and musician from Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Isabelle Zwicker is the creator of White Buffalo Crafts By Isabelle, which showcases Anishinaabe Chippewa art inspired by Isabelle’s life living in two worlds as a mixed Anishinaabekwe. Isabelle grew up in Markham, Ontario, and has been making music and art all her life. Her spirit name, Waabishkizi Mashkode Bzhiki Enaandwiywed Kwe, which translates from Anishinaabemowin to White Buffalo Healing Lady, was gifted by an elder in her community, Rama First Nation, near lake Simcoe, Ontario. Isabelle currently works with the production company 2Ducks Media Inc., pursuing her interest in research and art through cinema. Isabelle believes art plays a significant role in society’s learning and changing, and that art is a method of decolonizing through imagining a different worldview. Isabelle’s growth and inspiration comes from the support of her community, family and friends.
Eric Zwicker, Northern Lights Warrior Horse (NLWH) is an Indigenous musician and scholar from Chippewas of Rama First Nation living in London, ON. Currently, he is completing his PhD in Musicology with the goal of decolonizing music education. He has spent the past few years working on his debut album as proof that music-making can be a valid form of research in academia.
ARK is the passion project of Toronto based songwriter & producer Noah Mroueh. He broke into the Alternative music scene with his 2018 single 'Bleed Out In The Night'. The song surpassed over 50,000 SoundCloud plays after it was posted to the r/TameImpala subreddit. ARK’s music is reminiscent of Psychedelic and Dream Pop music of the 70’s & 80’s. They debuted in February of 2023 at the Horshoe Tavern in Toronto. This will be their second show as a unit.