Speaker to Discuss Indigenous Resurgence through the Creative Arts

By Dave Maley, November 20, 2018
Jarrett Martineau is co-founder of global new music platform Revolutions Per Minute.

Jarrett Martineau, a leading voice in Indigenous media and cultural production, will present “Sounds of the Future Present: Indigenous Music and the Next Wave” at Ithaca College on Thursday, Nov. 29. Free and open to the public, his talk will take place at 6 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge in the Campus Center.

Martineau works extensively at the intersections of music, art, media, technology and social movements. He will share his exploration of how Indigenous resistances to colonialism and neoliberal capitalism have changed under globalization.

He is the co-founder and creative producer of Revolutions Per Minute, a global new music platform, record label and artist collective for contemporary Indigenous music. He also serves as the host and producer of Reclaimed, a weekly series on CBC Music that explores the sounds of the Indigenous Next Wave.

Martineau holds a Ph.D. in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria, and has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at City University of New York. His media work has included producing the documentary series “Rise” for Viceland; hosting the CBC’s cross-platform television series “ZeD”; and serving as host and producer of “Brave New Waves,” an acclaimed late-night music series on CBC Radio. He also co-founded the New Forms Festival, an annual contemporary art and music festival held in Vancouver.

His presentation is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity Discussion Series. For more information visit www.ithaca.edu/cscre.