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imagine NATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

WelcomeGatheringComing up for air and slowly getting back to Montréal life after stepping into the creative, fully immersive world of the the Imagine NATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival in Toronto Ontario. Mîkwêc! I took in over 20 short and full length films, Immersive VR films at the iNdigital Space, Exhibitions at several 401 Richmond galleries, Indigenous Feature Script Live Reading (photo of ROSIE being read at TIFF Lightbox), How to Get To Sesame Street (pictured below) as well as the Welcome Gathering and opening night screening of Falls Around Her (photo below of cast/crew at Hot Docs Theatre).

The premiere of Gail Maurice’s (pictured below winning the NFB/imagineNATIVE Digital and Interactive Prize) short film ROSIE was well received and attended! It was co-produced by and stars Mélanie Bray  and introduces the amazing 6-year old actor Aleah Hachey-Brown. Gail & Mélanie chose three songs from my repertoire that fit perfectly! Such a treat to be able to experience it on the big screen at TIFF Lightbox and celebrate it with cast and crew in person (post screening photo op below)!

Pictured below is a pin symbolizing the Four Directions Teachings offered to all present at the Welcome Gathering at Native Canadian Centre of Toronto – a gift from Elder Pauline Shirt. And a few top picks: Generations, Nakon i’e, Undiscovered Country, Moa Ma Le Pinko, Geoduck, WIÑAYPACHA and Marks of Mana.

KIDSPOP 2018!

Are you ready for KIDS POP fun!? Ever wanted to write a song but didn’t know how to begin? Come to “Krista’s Songwriting Machine” workshop at the KIDS CRAWL Saturday, September 29th from 12-2pm and join in the songwriting game! FREE. Ages 5+. No musical experience necessary.  Sunday, September 30th from 2-3pm is the FAMILY STYLE extravaganza with kids of all ages performing as well as a special LEDERHOSEN LUCIL  appearance! FREE AFTERNOON CABARET! Harvesthosen.png

September harvest! KidsPop!

I’m enjoying tasty wild blueberries, crisp apples and beautiful squash while wrapping up a summer contract at ELAN. Working in Communications on the 4th edition of Arts Alive! Québec , I helped curate the inaugural Montréal Library Series – 4 library events featuring bookend musical performances and 3 celebrated authors reading from recent works. I’ll be in attendance at the West Island edition September 26th so mark your calendars and see you at this unique event! FREE

KIDSPOP 2018!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th: I’ll be facilitating the “Krista’s Songwriting Machine” workshop at the KIDS POP CRAWL  | 12pm-2pm | FREE | Clubhouse POP. Come make a song using my random draw method! No musical experience necessary.

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Lederhosen Lucil entertains at WAM – Wichita, Kansas, 2016

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th: Lederhosen Lucil returns as part of FAMILY STYLE.|2-3pm |FREE | Piccolo Rialto | Performances by local youth and a special narrative dance party by LL.


A little video treat shot on location in Marfa created by powerhouse filmmaker duo Walley Films. During a recent trip to Texas I facilitated songwriting workshops at SAY Sí (San Antonio), collaborated with filmmaker Guillermina Zabala to capture the essence of the “Hello Trees” installation (Houston), and hosted a concert at Brick featuring Jess DeCuir on theremin and Dreambored.