Immersive Indigenous festival honouring farmers coming to Hamilton this month


Published September 15, 2023 at 3:16 pm

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An organic farm in Hamilton is set to host an immersive Indigenous festival on Sept. 23, to honour Indigenous migrant farmers who contribute to Canada’s agricultural sector.

The ‘Tlalli’ Festival 2023 taking place at Plan B Organic Farm, will be a day of festivities dedicated to live Indigenous music, dance, and ancient culinary traditions, starting at 11 a.m.

The term “Tlalli” finds its roots in the ancient Nahuatl language of the Mexica People, where it means “Earth.”


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Created and curated by JUNO Winner Quique Escamilla, the festival is set to be a tribute to the connections shared by Indigenous Peoples across the Americas.

It pays homage to “First Nations in Canada, Inca in Peru, Aztec in Mexico, Guarani in Brazil, Taino in the Caribbean Islands to many more and beyond,” the organizers said in a press release.

Escamilla has brought together a diverse lineup, including musicians like Lara Klaus from Brazil, JD Crosstown from Neyaashiinigmiing First Nations, Soukustek from Colombia and more.

The event will feature the chef Suri Guzman, hailing from the ancestral land of the Zoque and Mayan People in Chiapas, Mexico.

Attendees will get the opportunity to learn traditional Mayan recipes, such as Ningüijuti, Tzihuamonte, and Chipilin con Bolita, made using produce from the farm.

“This one-day celebration offers the audience an opportunity to honour and thank the Earth as the main source of sustenance for both ancient ancestral civilizations and modern-day cultures around the planet.”

Plan B Organic Farm is located at  1377 5th Conc and tickets are now on sale on the festival’s website.


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