Schedule

Friday, July 26

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Community Natural Foods stage 6

Concert

Saturday, July 27

11:20 am – 12:40 pm

Community Natural Foods stage 6

Session

Saturday, July 27

1:55 pm – 3:05 pm

National stage 4

Session

SHAUIT

Montreal, QC

SHAUIT is a francophone Indigenous singer-songwriter who blends traditional First Nations music, primarily in the Innu-aimun language, with pop-rock and reggae music. Originally from Maliotenam, Quebec, he is the son of an Acadian father and an Innu mother. Raised francophone, he had virtually no knowledge of the Innu language until learning it as a teenager in a bid to reconnect with his Indigenous heritage.

SHAUIT sings songs strongly inspired by his Innu roots and traditional music, infusing folk, country, rock and reggae into honest, committed songs filled with emotion and raw personal experience. Nominated twice as indigenous artist of the year for the prestigious ADISQ awards gala, Shauit sings about the plurality of the cultural mosaic of the First Nations. Most of the time in Innu, but sometimes in French, Shauit brings a music that is as festive and unifying, as it is introspective and hypnotizing.

A recipient of several major awards, including Best Indigenous Album at the Indigenous Music Awards in 2018 and best singer-songwriter at the Folk Music Awards, SHAUIT's influence continues to grow, extending into feature films and television series. Over the last few years, SHAUIT has played throughout Canada, in the United States and even in Europe, where he has a loyal audience with his innovative style and mixed with the culture of his roots.

— Shereen Samuels

Upcoming shows

Friday, July 26

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Community Natural Foods stage 6

Concert

Saturday, July 27

11:20 am – 12:40 pm

Community Natural Foods stage 6

Session

Saturday, July 27

1:55 pm – 3:05 pm

National stage 4

Session