Grizfest Entertainers

Art Napoleon Performing at Grizfest July 30, 2005

Red roots music ? contemporary folk with a soulful edge and a mischievous tribal twist!!

Truly an intriguing and multi-faceted human being, Art Napoleon is a cross-cultural paradox, equally comfortable living in a tipi fasting in the wilds as he is touring, performing and addressing a wide variety of audiences. This former Chief of the Saulteaux First Nation in Northeastern BC is a recognized educator, consultant, keeper of traditional knowledge and advocate for cultural and community development. He has authored a variety of publications and produced and starred in APTN?s award-winning Cree for Kids. He has been featured on various CBC radio and TV programs including From an Ancient Place, Basic Black, Zed TV and the Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour. He also happens to be one heck of a storyteller with an uncanny ability to improvise and meaningfully engage almost any audience. Offering a versatile blend of rez-flavoured acoustic roots music, Napoleon is a singer-songwriter with depth and vision. His soft spoken and humble demeanour fades to the background as he comes to life on stage through powerful songs, mystical chants, quirky stories and down-to-earth northern charm.

Napoleon has been performing at festivals, concerts, schools, coffeehouses & conferences for many years. He is currently working on a number of projects. Check out his website at

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