Civic Long Weekend @ Celebration Square

Saturday & Sunday, August 5th, 6th, 2017

Artists

Kattam Show

Kattam – who is part Canadian and part Morrocan – first trained in classical music. He then studied percussions in Cuba, Guinea, Morocco and India. On the music scene, Kattam has been an active member of several other world music bands, including Ayrad, Wesli Band, Bambara Trans, La Mandragore, La Famille Zon, Niyaz. His experiences have included collaborations with such renowed artists in Quebec as The Losts Fingers, Marie-Mai, Éric Lapointe, Lynda Thali, Mes Aïeux, Mélissa Lavergne, Manu Militari, Luc Boivin and the Belle et Bum team. His resume includes other experciences as well : film music, television performances, children theatre, teaching, team-building instructor. (see complete bio)

Drawing on his extensive experience with youth and family audiences – with close to 200 shows per year – Kattam created his first solo performance, titled Kattam et ses Tam-Tams. The show has been successfully presented in daycare centres and elementary schools, as well as in performance venues across Quebec and Canada. In addition, Kattam release his debut music album, De Tombouctou à Bombay, in February 2016, lending renewed momentum to his career.

Prizes :

Independant Music Awards 2016 (USA) : Best Children’s Music Album

Prix Product’Or 2016 (Ontario) : School Tour – Réseau Ontario 



“Coup de coeur” Académie Charltes Cros (France) : Favourite youth album

Nominations :

JUNO AWARDS 2017 (Canada) – Children Album of the year

ADISQ 2016 (Québec) – Album of the Year – Youth


Canadian Folk Music Awards 2016 – World Solo Artist of the Year

Canadian Folk Music Awards 2016 – Youth Album of the Year

Trille Or 2016 (Canada) – Quebec artist most illustrated in the Canadian Francophonie

 

Artistic path :

Travel is Kattam’s chief source of inspiration. From East to West, he has drawn on inexhaustible and ever-evolving traditions to nourish his world view. Be it to experience what is sacred or celebrate, music is the powerful instrument, his passport to discovering different cultures. Guided by his passion for percussion as well as dance and theatre, Kattam is constantly setting a course for new horizons that bring out the depth of the human experience.

Among the music groups with whom he works, Kattam strives to strike a balance between technical and intuitive styles, inspired by the masters under whom he has trained. While staying true to the respective traditions of the instruments he plays, he also blends styles and genres, in keeping with the 21st century trend toward genre-bending.

In his youth projects, Kattam acts as both a transmitter and a communicater. His original pieces place children front and center. Watch and listen—but also participate. His aim is to foster a taste for music, discovery and self-expression among these children, to partake in celebrations specific to different cultures, and to make both popular and spiritual music accessible—ultimately in order to teach children that beyond cultural differences lies a shared humanity…

For Kattam, the stage, first and foremost, is a way to share this enthusiasm and the life force that drives him.

 

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