Date: Sunday, July 16 2:20pm
Location: Beach Stage
Born in a tent, raised in a small cabin in a village on the shores of a glacial lake in the mountains of the Kluane region of the Yukon, Canada, Diyet proudly embodies her Southern Tutchone, Japanese, Tlingit and Scottish roots with a musical presence that is equally diverse and unique. Diyet is Alternative Folk, Roots, Country and Traditional Aboriginal with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in her Indigenous world view and northern life. She performs as a trio with husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout on guitar and foot percussion and multi-instrumentalist and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton. With a resonant voice that captures the spirit, Diyet is a contemporary artist whose music leaves listeners with a sense of hope and possibility. Her lyrics paint a vivid picture of her home and travels, and touch upon the happy and heartbreaking things that happen in her world, exposing her interpretation of a northern reality: hard, raw and will break you if it can, but at the same time one that is always beautiful, gentle, strange and intensely alive.