Music Yukon Launches BreakOut West Community Tour
To celebrate BreakOut West arriving in Whitehorse this October, Music Yukon, with the help of their incredible supporters, Yukon Media Development and Culture Quest, are jetting around the Territory, bringing some sweet northern sounds to the surrounding communities!
We are pleased to announce that Music Yukon will be bringing Crook the Kid (NWT) and LOCAL BOY (YT) to five surrounding communities leading into BreakOut West. Joining us out in the communities are a plethora of local musicians. Follow the tour's journey down the Klondike Highway, as momentum builds for BreakOut West to land in Whitehorse, YT Ocotber 2-6th!
OLD CROW: Monday, Sept 23rd | 7:00 PM | Old Crow Community Centre w. special guest TBA
DAWSON CITY: Tuesday, Sept 24th | 7:00 PM | Klondike Institute of Art & Culture – Dënäkär Zho w. Special Guest TBA
FARO: Thursday, Sept 26th | 7:00 PM | Faro Recreation Centre Gymnasium w. special guest TBA
CARCROSS: Saturday, Sept 28th | 7:00 PM | Carcross/Tagish First Nation Learning Centre
HAINES JUNCTION: Monday, Sept 30th | 7:00 PM | St. Elias Convention Centre w. special guest TBA
ALL SHOWS PWYC at the door – Suggested $10.00
MEET THE ARTISTS
Crook the Kid, or Dylan Jones is a genre bending hip hop artist from an isolated village community in Canada’s Arctic called Fort Good Hope. Born and raised in the high north, Dylan has developed a truly unique sound taking influence from a world rarely seen by outsiders. Through mixing tales of a hard knox lifestyle with those of overcoming ones obstacles regardless of the cost, Dylan paints a picture of a beautiful yet brutal existence. The lyrics of each song are a glimpse into the places and events that shaped Crook the Kid not only as a stage presence, but as the person he is today.
Most recently performing at Ottawa Bluesfest 2019, Megaphono 2019 in Ottawa, ON, WestFest in Ottawa, ON, NACC Northern Scene Series in Yellowknife, NT, Vines Art Festival in Vancouver, BC, CBC Radio Live “Trail Blazers” in studio, YK, as well as various other venues in Yellowknife (Pride Festival, Summer Solstice, The Ice Castle, Castle Take Over, The Elks Lounge), Red Deer and Sylvan Lake, AB. His dream is to spread his message of resilience and self empowerment to audiences around the world. In hopes that not only them but the people from his small hometown community will see that “regardless of the obstacles, they can keep moving mountain tops.”
CTK travels with DJ Corey Alexie from Fort MacPherson.
Jeremy Parkin & Kelvin are a Producer / MC duo from Whitehorse, YT. They began working together in 2014 for Borealis Soul: a collective that integrates dance, music, and visual effects into live performance. With musical flavours that are based in hip hop and electronic, they are keen to experiment and shape their own sound, embracing lyricism, boom-bap, trap, down tempo, and house, within their musical styles. With just three singles released, Local Boy has had great local success, as they fulfill offers to perform at festivals such as Breakout West, Forthwith, and Atlin.
On top of collaborating on soundscapes for theatre productions, they are currently making their debut album. They have a unique method to creating songs: often Jeremy pitches an instrumental that Kelvin writes to and records; Jeremy then mixes the song, and Kelvin masters it. The collaborative, in-house process results in a sound incomparable to anyone else.
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On behalf of BreakOut West and Music Yukon, a huge thank you to Chief Zzeh Gittlit School, Vuntut Gwitchin Government, Dawson City Music Festival, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC), Town of Faro, Yukon Territory, Carcross/Tagish First Nation, and Junction Arts & Music – JAM for their help in bringing this show around the territory!