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LIVE STREAMED DJ SET &
TURNING TABLES DOC SCREENING
FRI, APRIL 17 • 5PM CST
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day through dance, music, and film.
ABOUT TURNING TABLES:
“Turning Tables redefines the power of the Indigenous voice post-Canada 150…the spectacularly cinematic sight of Classic Roots’ performance is an exciting fusion of the old and the new as tribal meets techno.”— POV MAGAZINE
In his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Joshua DePerry is known in the Anishinaabe community as a colourful ‘fancy dancer’ who impressively integrates contemporary dance moves at traditional pow wows. In Toronto, he is known as Classic Roots, an up-and-coming music producer and DJ who blends Indigenous sounds with modern techno and house music.
His vibrant and optimistic personality is invigorating, and is particularly effective in First Nations communities, where he often works to encourage creativity and a greater sense of self-confidence in the youth.
While he is deeply rooted in his identity and his community, he is ready to soar to new heights as an artist. He dreams of taking off to Berlin, the techno capital of the world, and prepares to take his career as an educator and entertainer to the next level.
TURNING TABLES is an uplifting story of resilience, passion and faith, and ultimately a positive reminder that it is possible to look to the future without losing sight of the past.
ABOUT CLASSIC ROOTS:
The Thunder Bay native is an award-winning producer and DJ who is impacting the global music community with his fresh sound and meaningful collaborations with diverse artists. Drawing inspiration from his life and culture, Classic Roots developed his original sound through integration of traditional Anishinaabe drumming and singing, with unique sound of techno/house, to establish a sense of cultural freedom that echoes throughout the electronic music scene.