New Album - "Grizzly Bear Town"
Listen to the excerpt with Terri-Lynn below
It’s always a pleasure to chat with someone we have yet to hear about, and this is the case with Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson. She released her third solo album, Grizzly Bear Town on August 11, and you should certainly check it out if you have the chance. While you’re checking it out, also read our Five Questions With segment and find out more about this Haida singer, songwriter, dancer, activist and environmental lawyer. read more →
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, best known for her work as a musician and environmental lawyer, has now combined visual art, photography and music in her latest album and exhibition about supernatural beings. read more→
"...Throughout the immaculately produced and played album a clear sense of space and time is evoked." read more →
Toronto, August 8, 2017 — Arriving as Canada’s relationship with its Indigenous peoples is being reviewed and reconciled as never before, Grizzly Bear Town — the enchanting third solo album by Haida singer, songwriter, dancer, activist, and environmental lawyer Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson — is poised to propel the conversation about past and future, history and legacy. read more →
"Out of Concealment" Exhibit and Book
PRESS RELEASE: "Heritage House Publishing: Out of Concealment: Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii" July 2017
In Out of Concealment, Haida artist, performer, and activist Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson re-imagines the ancient feminine Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii, epic figures in the Haida Nation’s origin stories, which have been passed down for millennia.
Transforming her image into Sguuluu Jaad, Foam Woman; Ts’uu K’waayga, Cedar Sister; Xuuajii Jaad, Grizzly Bear Woman; and many others, Williams-Davidson pays homage to these powerful Beings and brings their spirit into the light for new generations and audiences to enjoy and learn from. read more →
June 12, 2017 - On June 16th 2017, the Haida Gwaii Museum will present Haida artist and lawyer Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson’s multi-dimensional storytelling exhibit, bringing to life and out of concealment the feminine and powerful land and seascapes of Haida Gwaii. read more →
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson inherited an important gift and responsibility from her great-grandmother. Susan Williams was a Haida song custodian who knew more than 100 songs – a tremendous feat considering the devastation brought to the Haida and their language by smallpox and cultural oppression. Born in the village of Skedans and relocated to Skidegate in 1896 (after smallpox, the Haida were concentrated into two communities – Skidegate and Masset), Williams worked to keep the language and music alive as most of the population perished. She lived to be 109. read more →
The legend of Foam Woman — a powerful woman and ancestress to all of the Raven clans on the archipelago — is just one of many female supernatural beings featured in a new exhibit at the Haida Gwaii Museum in Skidegate. read more →
It started with song.
Accompanied by scores of people sitting, standing, or bending an ear in the open doorways of the Kay Centre Performance House last Friday, Haida singer Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson sang a new song to open her first exhibit of visual art.
Sung in Haida language and in English, the lyrics recalled some of the ruin that colonization brought during the time of her great-grandmother, Susan Williams, who was born at Skedans and moved to Skidegate in 1896. read more →
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