Thanks to all for making TD Sunfest '17 one of the best ever!! Next year TD Sunfest '18 will be from July 5-8. See you there!

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Shauit

Shauit is an unparalleled singer-songwriter from Maliotenam in Northern Quebec, who credits a thirst for discovery for powering his musical journey.  He sings in French and English and, most importantly, in his own Aboriginal language (Innu).  Shauit is an original: he writes honest, politically aware songs of hope and peace that have a reggae/pop and dancehall flavour. He is one of the few Canadian artists to ingeniously mix reggae with an Aboriginal language.  The unifying energy and dynamism of Shauit leaves no-one indifferent whatever his/her class or origins.

After an impressive start to his career, Shauit launched his first EP, Shapatesh Nuna, an independent production with songs exclusively in Innu, and online sales of over 2,500.  Soon after, he began performing from coast to coast in Canada and across Europe, appearing at over 300 festivals and events.  For three years, he also toured alongside Aboriginal rapper Samian.  A number of Canadian media outlets (CBC, Télé-Québec, APTN, Musique Plus) took notice when his song The Nomads went viral (215,000+ views to date on YouTube).

In 2010, Shauit sang for Her Majesty the Queen and the Prime Minister during a Canada Day show that drew more than 70,000 people to Parliament Hill.  At another event, the singer-songwriter was praised by Governor General Michaëlle Jean for his Creole version of a song about his homeland. After the 2014 release of his second EP, Shauit played more than 30 concerts the following summer, including festivals and showcases like Pop Montreal and Mundial Montreal.   He then turned his attention to writing and recording his long-awaited commercial debut.