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Award-winning musician from Yukon to share traditional roots in Nanaimo

Diyet and the Love Soldiers perform at the Port Theatre on March 6
Robert van Lieshout, left, Diyet, and Bob Hamilton will perform as Diyet and the Love Soldiers at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on March 6. (Submitted image)

An Indigenous performer and her ‘love soldiers’ will be in the spotlight next week.

Diyet and the Love Soldiers will perform at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre, as part of its Spotlight Series, on Wednesday, March 6.

Diyet and the Love Soldiers is an alternative country, folk and roots group with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in an Indigenous world view and northern life, noted a release for the performance.

Diyet sings in both English and Southern Tutchone, her native language, and plays guitar. She is backed by the Love Soldiers; her husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout, on acoustic guitar, drums and percussion; and Juno award-winning producer Bob Hamilton on electric guitar, pedal steel and mandolin.

“This multi-instrumental trio from Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room,” noted the release.

Within the last decade, the group has performed across the country as well as internationally in Europe. Some of the group’s highlights include performances at folk, jazz, world and multi-disciplinary festivals and theatres across Canada, and upcoming tours in Germany and the Netherlands. Television appearances include APTN Indigenous Day 2019 live, CTV Atlantic Morning Show and CBC New Years Eve 2020.

The March 6 performance at the Port Theatre will start at 7:30 p.m.

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