February 9, 2018: Melody McKiver at the National Arts Center, presented by Megaphono. Ottawa ON.


October 19 – 20, 2017: Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring, presented by Public Energy. Dance performance choreographed by Brian Solomon and musical score performed/remixed by Melody McKiver. Peterborough, ON.

September 30, 2017: Melody McKiver, presented by the 4elements festival. Kagawong, Manitoulin Island, ON. 

September 17, 2017: Digging Roots, Grey Gritt, Manifest Destiny’s Child, Melody McKiver, presented by the Toronto International Film Festival. Ontario Place, Toronto ON. 

September 16, 2017: Alsarah and the Nubatones, Lido Pimienta, and Melody McKiver, presented by Pop Montreal

june 23-25, 2017: Talking Treaties. Choral composer & violist in production. Presented by Jumblies Theatre, Fort York, Toronto ON. 

June 14, 2017: Tributaries: Luminato Opening Event. Co-presented by Native Women in the Arts. Violist in stage band, featuring Cris Derksen, Tanya Tagaq, Jennifer Kreisburg, Iskwe, and more. Toronto ON. 

May 17-21, 2017: Traditional Tattoo and World Culture Festival. Anishinaabe dance, music, and cultural presentations. Mallorca, Spain.

November 18, 2016: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson CD release, featuring Moe Clark with Melody McKiver, and Ziibiwan. Presented by Atotam, Montreal QC. 

June 11, 2016: Matariki Seven Fires Showcase. Auckland Art Gallery, Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

June 9, 2016:  Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Gala performance with Troy Kingi. Wairoa, Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

April 9, 2016: Melody McKiver with Ah Mer Ah Su, Scary Bear Soundtrack, Aki at Pressed, presented by Debaser. Ottawa ON.

February 27, 2016: A Gentle Habit Book Launch Party. Book launch for author Cherie Dimaline, featured musical performer. Kensington Market, Toronto.

February 18, 2016: Noise Cooking performance at the Ottawa Art Gallery with artists Autumn Chacon and Lisa Myers. Ottawa ON.

January 31 – February 5, 2016: Aboriginal Music Program Camp. Falcon Trails Resort, Treaty #3, Manitoba.

November 26, 2015: Merganzer, EONS, and Melody McKiver. Burdock Music Hall, Toronto. Doors 8:30, $10.

November 4, 2015: Shine the Light launch with OCTEVAW. City Hall, Ottawa.

October 16, 2015: Indigenous Identity & Performance, Soundstreams Salon #21. Melody McKiver, Jeremy Dutcher, & Cole Alviss. Gardiner Museum, Toronto.

October 13, 2015: Melody McKiver with Persuasian. iHuman Youth, Edmonton, AB.

October 9-10, 2015: Nanook of the North with Tanya Tagaq, and Banff Indigenous Arts (Re)claim. Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta.

September 19, 2015: Walking With Our Sisters fundraiser. With Melody McKiver, Cody Coyote, Twin Flames, Larissa Desrosier. Carleton University Art Gallery, 7PM. Ottawa.

August 29, 2015: Native North American Travelling College Friendship Days. Akwesasne, Hogansburg New York.

August 22, 2015: Asinabka Festival. With Madeskimo and Rise Ashen.

August 19, 2015: Arboretum Festival. With the Queer Songbook Orchestra. St. Alban’s Church, 8PM, Ottawa.

August 6, 2016: Lac Seul First Nation Youth Conference. Obishikokaang Arena, Frenchman’s Head, 7PM.

July 26, 2015: Lyubov Orlova, Montreal.

July 20, 2015: Aboriginal Pavilion, Pan Am Games. With Shauit, Don Ross, Sierra Noble, and Melody McKiver. Fort York, Toronto.

June 27, 2015: Canadian Multiculturalism Day. Ottawa, ON.

June 24, 2015: Cypher Cabaret. Toronto Pride. Buddies in Bad Times Theater, Toronto.

June 20, 2015: National Aboriginal Day at Fort York. With Melody McKiver (solo), Red Slam Collective (drums), Leonard Sumner, Tanya Tagaq.

June 16, 2015: Museum of History, Gatineau.  Aboriginal Education day.

June 11, 2015:  Lyubov Orlova at House of Common.

May 2, 2015: Appropriate This! Indigenous performance showcase at Critical Ethnic Studies Association conference. Centre for Social Innovation, Bathurst St. Toronto.

April 18, 2015: Toronto Indigenous Music Showcase. Performances by Melody McKiver, Iskwé, and Cherie Maracle. Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. 7-9PM, free admission.

April 17, 2015: Aboriginal Curatorial Collective Fundraiser. Performances by Arthur Renwick, Melody McKiver, the Elizabeth Riley Band. Gallery 101, Ottawa. 7PM. $10.

March 13, 2015: Sapsucker Sounds opening vernissage. Drum set performance/installation in collaboration with Annie Dunning. Gallery 101, Ottawa.

March 7, 2015: Skookum Sound System and Lido Pimienta. Music Gallery, Toronto. Guest viola feature with Lido Pimienta.

December 13, 2014A/B Series Solstice Bash! Music & Party! Performance poetry by bill bissett, Adeena Karasick, Gary Barwin. Music by Melody McKiver, Erin Saoirse Adair, Michel Delage,  & Glenn Nuotio! Carleton Tavern, Ottawa. 7:30PM.

November 8, 2014: L CON // CAYLIE STAPLES // GLENN NUOTIO. Viola with Glenn Nuotio. Raw Sugar Cafe, Ottawa. 8PM.

November 4, 2014: Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Egale Canada. Two-Spirit Reconciliation, opening reception with Cris Derksen and Melody McKiver. Native Canadian Center of Toronto, 7PM.

October 24, 2014: Recast: Bev Koski and Christian Chapman. Solo performance at exhibit opening. Gallery 44, 401 Richmond Street Suite #120, Toronto. 6PM.

October 19, 2014: Lido Pimienta: La Papessa & Ramzi. Collaborative performance with Lido Pimienta (viola) and Mas Aya (viola and drums), solo set. Music Gallery, Toronto. $20 regular, 7PM.

October 12, 2014: The Greenbank Trio, Nick Sherman, and Melody McKiver at Café Nostalgica. Ottawa, 7PM. $10. Event page.

September 27, 2014: Moe Clark “WITHIN” Album Launch. 7PM doors, $12. Cabaret du Mile End, 5240 Park Avenue, Montreal. Supporting musician on viola.

August 21, 2014: Ottawa Launch: The Winter We Danced / Peoples’ Social Forum. Lawrence Martin, Frank Waln, Leonard Sumner. Collaborative performance with Moe Clark, and reading from The Winter We Danced.

August 9, 2014 8.09 FRYQUENCY w/ LIDO PIMIENTA + JFM + MAS AYA + H DE HEUTZ Performance with Lido Pimienta. Mugshots, Ottawa. 9PM.

August 3, 2014: Electric Eclectics Festival. Avant-garde music and art festival. Meaford, ON. Solo performance.

August 1, 2014: SOUND/TRACKS. Collaborative audio/visual performance with Melody McKiver + Phil Osborne, Adam Saikaley + Matthieu Hallé, Her Harbour + Tyler Reekie, Instant Places + Pixie Cram. St. Albans Church, 8PM. Ottawa.

UK tour with Iskwé (neo-soul singer, Melody McKiver on viola):

July 12, 2014: Bristol Pride, Castle Park main stage. 5:30, Bristol, UK.

July 17, 2014: iskwé & The Little Things. Dublin Castle. London, UK.

July 18, 2014: iskwé at The Queenshilling. Bristol, UK.

July 6, 2014: Talents Musicaux Autochtones. Studio taping and interview (APTN). Quebec City. Screening to be announced.

June 29 / July 1, 2014: Shore Lunch: Listen to This. Collaborative performance with Lisa Myers. Harbourfront, Toronto.

March 12, 2014: Residential Schools Commemorative Marker unveiling. Solo viola performance. Wabano Health, Ottawa.

February 9 – 14, 2014: AMP Camp. Performances, workshops, professional development, residency with Aboriginal musicians from across Canada. Treaty #3 / Whiteshells Manitoba.

December 14, 2013: A/B Christmas with bill bissett, Karasick, and Glenn Nuotio. Raw Sugar Cafe, Ottawa ON.

November 7, 2013: Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Collaborative performance with Vera Wabageshig.

October 26, 2013: TAKING PLACE. Musical curator in partnership with Whipper Snapper Gallery. Performances by Jeneen Frei Njootli, Mourning Coup, Lido Pimienta, Pantayo, Lishai, Leanne Simpson, Sean Conway, Tara Williamson, Melody McKiver. Studio 2, Toronto.

October 6, 2013: Experimental Music at The Black Tomato with Melody McKiver & Shane Whitbread, Ottawa ON.

September 21, 2013: Art as Resistance: All-Star Artistic Showcase and Artist Library feat. Brandon Wint, Luna Allison, Melody McKiver, and OpenSecret. 6PM, Café Alternatif, University of Ottawa.

August 9, 2013: Words and Music with Moe Clark, Melody McKiver, and Vera WabegeshigCarleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa.

August 7, 2013Indigenous Music Creators Project. Final performance as part of a three-day intensive composition residency with composers Jarod Tate and Rick Sacks. Array Music Space, Toronto ON, 8PM.

July 26, 2013Asinabka Indigenous Film & Media Arts Festival. Misko (Red) Party, Fall Down Gallery, 9PM. With Moe Clark, Melody McKiver, Waubgeshig RiceVera Wabegeshig, Tito Medina, and Chris Wong.

July 21, 2013: Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art. National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON. Melody McKiver solo performance.

June 13, 2013: Kimiwan Zine Issue #3 Launch Party! The Woods Ale House, Saskatoon SK. With Ryan McMahon, Tara Williamson, Kevin Wesaquate.

June 2, 2013: IMOO #79, Umi Café, Ottawa ON. Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais bimonthly series, Melody McKiver solo set and group improvisations.

May 30, 2013: Red Ride Tour, Toronto ON. Cris DerksenKristi Lane SinclairLaura Ortman, Melody McKiver.

May 28, 2013: Red Ride Tour, Gallery 101, Ottawa ON. Cris DerksenKristi Lane SinclairLaura Ortman, Melody McKiver.

May 18, 2013: Chinatown Remixed. Ottawa ON.

April 17, 2013: Rob Friday: The Story Inside. Art opening. Shanghai Restaurant, Ottawa ON.

March 13, 2013: Create This Revolution. Art opening. Gallery 101, Ottawa ON. Solo viola set and sound installation.

January 5, 2013: Chief Theresa Spence Camp Benefit, Zaphod’s, Ottawa ON. Featuring Derek Miller, Digging Roots, Don Kelly, Jasper, Melody McKiver, and Timothy Armstrong.

August 10, 2012: The RED Revue, Planet Indigenus Festival, Toronto ON. Featuring Sean Conway, Sarah Decarlo, and David West.

August 4, 2012: Electric Eclectics Festival, Meaford ON.

June 21, 2012: #REDHOTNDNs #CAPCITY. Co-presented by Asinabka Film and Video Festival and Fresh Tracks Collective. Fall Down Gallery, Ottawa ON. Featuring Leanne Simpson, Waubgeshig Rice, Geraldine King, Jocelyn Formsma, Vera Wabegejig, DJ Jas Nasty.

May 1, 2012: National Youth Arts Week. On Top/Above Gallery, St. John’s, NL. Featuring readings by Anthony Brenton, Stephen Reynolds, Cara Lewis and Thomas Jordan with live music by Melody McKiver and Holographic Life.

April 7, 2012: From the Back of the Room screening. On Top/Above Gallery, St. John’s, NL. Featuring Asshole Adult, Pap Pap, Melody McKiver, Caustic Youth, Coach Longlegs.

Guest performances:

April 18, 2012: Spectrum Springs! D.F. Cook Recital Hall, St. John’s NL. Conductor Aliece Hietala. Melody McKiver – guest drummer/percussionist with choir.

With Red Slam Collective (drums/percussion):

December 21, 2012: Idle No More National Day of Action. Odawa Native Friendship Centre, Ottawa ON. Featuring A Tribe Called Red, Arthur Renwick, Sarah DeCarlo (guested on drums), and many more. See video.

October 19, 2012: Celebration of the Mapuche Delegation, ImagineNATIVE Film Festival. The Central, Toronto ON. Featuring Red Slam, La Bomba & Amasonic Sound Force, 6 Degrees of Sovereignty Collective, DJ Kalmplex, and Mapuche film screenings.

September 19, 2012: Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network Honouring Ceremonies and Awards. Courtyard Marriott, Toronto. Red Slam featured performers of the evening.

June 30, 2012: Pride Toronto North Stage. Performance as part of Pride Toronto’s lineup of musical entertainment featuring Rae Spoon and host Bear Bergman.

June 30, 2012: New Traditions: Island Music and Art Festival. Centre Island Toronto. Included performances by Chandra Melting Tallow, The Wilderness of Manitoba, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra.

June 17, 2012: NXNE Hangover Brunch & BBQ. Hashtag Gallery, Toronto. Outdoor afternoon performance as part of the NXNE festival.

June 16, 2012: NXNE at The Crawford, Toronto. Featuring Zoo Legacy, Red Slam, Lyricss, Kembe X, Derrick Ashong, & Souflege, Blitz. Red Slam listed in NXNE’s official top 15 hip-hop tipsheet from the festival.

Leave a Reply