Artistic Résumé

poi fire spin dance 2006

Vela

Singer-songwriter-catalyst

Music – http://velacatalyst.bandcamp.com

#TarFree613, 2014 https://velacatalyst.bandcamp.com/track/tarfree613

Canadian pOILitics, 2013

For Our Sisters, 2012
https://velacatalyst.bandcamp.com/track/for-our-sisters

Videos – https://www.youtube.com/user/VelaCatalyst

#TarFree613 – Vela, ft. Kevin Guerette & Rebecca White Raven, 2014

Activist Love Song – Vela live at People’s Social Forum 2014
https://youtu.be/3b7893iJ6Hc

For Our Sisters Live: Fill the Hill on 4 Oct 2012 for Families of Sisters in Spirit Vigil! 2012
https://youtu.be/wnjuImXPn0o

Live at the Tree: “300 Winters,” 2012
https://youtu.be/R7fUake0tDc

Selected performances

• Arms of the Girl, ¡DO!, & Vela| Beerfest Fridays: Play for the Pot (@LunenburgPub), 17 October 2014. Battle of the Bands format. Secured Wild Card spot for next round.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1481499775463015
• Folkin’ Eh! w/ Joey McNitt, Jeremy Murphy, & Vela (@LunenburgPub), 23 August 2014
https://www.facebook.com/events/1516661928547454
• Gil’s Grassroots Hootenanny Sing-along Contest Finals. Finalist, performed #TarFree613 with Kevin Guerette and Rebecca Lantz, 27 April 2014. http://ottawagrassrootsfestival.com/program/program-archive/program-2014/
• Rally for the Rideau, performed with Kevin Guerette & Rebecca Lantz. Ottawa City Hall, 29 Sept 2013. https://www.facebook.com/events/426571874127570
• Show Up, Shout Out and Shut Down the Tar Sands!
Demonstration and Festivities, 24 August 2013. Performed with Kixsin. https://www.facebook.com/events/193367117498793
• Nuit Blanche: Choose Your Own Adventure, at the University of Ottawa’s Living Research Conference, 15 April 2013. “Rupununi Red Road”, a solo storytelling, singing, and poetry multi-media performance, set to dawn birdsong recorded in Surama Village, Guyana, and photos projected on screen. http://www.facebook.com/events/360277214091322
• The Way Train, 29 March 2013. Destination Concert at McCloskey’s Hotel in Chesterville, filmed for upcoming documentary on music and consciousness. Performed with John Lloyd, Johanna Paquin, and Kixsin. http://www.facebook.com/events/512933872068613
• House Show! Benefit for the Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Support Centre. 22 March 2013. Performed a capella and with Kixsin. http://www.facebook.com/events/280277788770104
• FUNdraiser! Lightribe featuring Broke Down Laughing Man. 16 March 2013. Performed with lightribe. http://www.facebook.com/events/343387129095006
• Artist Showcase at Oh So Good! 3 March 2013. Performed with lightribe. http://www.facebook.com/events/133826960125930
• Provoking Curriculum Conference Closing Keynote Panel. 23 February 2013. Solo a capella performance and gave presentation titled “Strong Song: Activism, Inspiration, and All My Relations”. http://www.csse-scee.ca/docs/cacs/PCS_Program-final21-02-2013En.pdf (page 8).
• Valentine’s Dance/Live Auction Fundraiser for The Hurt Association. 16 February 2013. Performed with Kixsin. http://www.facebook.com/events/323978974381896
• Kick off 2013 @1848 with Live Music! Hosted by uOttawa EGSA-AÉDÉ. Performed with lightribe and was MC for the event. http://www.facebook.com/events/397761700306542
• Art Night at Oh So Good! 13 January 2013. Performed with lightribe. http://www.facebook.com/events/195635677243028

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