La Boîte interculturelle’s most recent project, Mamu Ensemble Together, was held in the community of Mani-utenam, close to Sept-Îles, bringing together Innu (Shauit, Mishta-Shipu), Burkinabe (Salif Sanou a.k.a. “Lasso”) and Panamanian (Saulo Olmedo Evans) artists.
The project’s goal is to generate #intercultural exchanges with music as a tool for #dialogue. These exchanges took place with the meetings between the musicians and the community. The meetings triggered a series of discussions on the reinforcement of positive social ties that can be established between diverse cultural communities.
Music served as leverage to facilitate overcoming differences. The goal was to reach people where they live, outside large city centres.
Shauit, Lasso, Mishta-Shipu and Saulo used interactive activities as ways to communicate and share, in order to foster the active involvement of the local population. This teaser commemorates the artists’ visit in the community of Mani-utenam and which will be part of a forthcoming documentary.