Jeremy Dutcher in concert on January 28, 2024

Canadian Jeremy Dutcher will return to Norway after a fantastic concert at Riddu Riđđu in the summer of 2019. This time, the award-winning composer is ready to captivate the Oslo audience at Parkteatret on January 28th!

Jeremy Dutcher is a tenor, composer, activist, ethnomusicologist, and member of the Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) of Eastern Canada. He takes every opportunity to use his Wolastoq First Nation roots in his music and he creates something that you hardly ever heard before. 

He received international recognition for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawá (2018), won the Polaris Music Prize in 2018 and the "Indigenous Music Album of the Year" at the JUNO Awards in 2019. The music is a blend of neoclassical, jazz and pop, and has led to collaborations with iconic artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Beverly Glenn Copeland. Dutcher's work has taken him to the world's largest concert halls, NPR's Tiny Desk and the judging table at Canada's Drag Race.

Dutcher is concerned with the importance of preserving one's language
I do this work because there are now only 100 people who speak Wolastoqey. It is crucial that we use our language and pass it on to the next generation. If you lose your native language, you lose a very distinct way of experiencing the world. Says Dutcher.

Sajje Solbakk, festival director at Riddu Riđđu, is looking forward to the concert
Jeremy Dutcher is an exciting musician with an impressive ability to convey a message, and the concert he delivered at Riddu Riđđu in 2019 left us wanting more! He has a powerful voice and his Wolastoq's First Nation roots are expressed in both melody and lyrics, helping to create a captivating and original artistic universe. He just dropped a brand new album – which will be fantastic to experience live! Concludes Solbakk.