Performers

Golosa La Orquesta expresses in their performance and lyric content, a conscious and energetic message inspired by landscapes, nature and the social-environmental situation in Latin America and especially Chile.   

 “We travel from our land to deliver the deepest sounds rooted in our mystical continent to the world. Rhythms with airs of huayno, celebration, and carnival among others from the folklore of the southern cone of Latin America; fused with the power of rock and the freedom of jazz are present in our music. 

In 2019 they were nominated for the Pulsar Awards (the main awards in Chilean music) with their album "Sobre la Ciudad", which has the collaboration of Argentine singer-songwriter Kevin Johansen. 

As Marc Meriläinen, the Toronto-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and all-around visionary better known as Nadjiwan says, “Humans have always questioned and wondered about both our purpose and origins in the universe. There are numerous stories in Indigenous cultures of the ‘star people’ visiting us throughout history with the purpose of teaching us a greater understanding of not only the universe, but ourselves. In short, we ultimately come from the stars.”

Nadjiwan, of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, grew up hearing those stories of star people, instilling within him a lifelong fascination with science fiction that he’s frequently incorporated into his musical body of work that now numbers a dozen releases since 1994.

"Tiger" WIll Mason is a multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and Native rights warrior of Mohawk and Upper Cayugar descent. He has played music as a solo artist, as a bandleader, and accompanist in cover and original bands, from Toronto, to Vancouver. His CD "Long Walk 49" enjoyed airplay in the 2000s, and was nominated for five awards at the first NEMAs in Albuquerque, NM. In 1986 he was given the Anishinabe name "Kahntahwiwim'-tchi-get", which means "Maker of Beautiful Music. He's won several awards, including Canada's Aboriginals Got Talent in 2012. His music is a variety of genres, from folk to rock and blues, even bluegrass stylings. His stories and songs are legendary in some circles, having played across Turtle Island.

The trio are family members who drum and sing traditional Tlingit & VunTut Gwitch’in songs. They’re originally from Yukon & Smithers BC. They reside in Hope BC, Surrey & lower mainland.