Neil Young will team up with Diana Krall to help raise money for a Canadian charity in January.
The two Canadian born, American based musicians will perform for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Legal Defense Fund. The ACFN is a charity that fights against oil companies and governments that are obstructing their traditional lands and rights.
The ACFN refer to themselves as K’ai Taile Dene, meaning “people of the land of the willow.”
According to a statement from Young’s record label Warner Music, “As people of the land the ACFN have used and occupied their traditional lands in the Athabasca region for thousands of years, hunting, trapping, fishing and gathering to sustain themselves and continue spiritual cultural rights passed down through generations. The ACFN’s legal challenges will ensure the protection of their traditional lands, eco-systems and unique rights guaranteed by Treaty 8, the last and largest of the nineteenth century land agreements made between First Nations and the Government of Canada, are upheld for the benefit of future generations”.
Neil Young and Diana Krall ACFN dates
January 12, Toronoto, Massey Hall
January 16, Winnipeg, Centennial Concert Hall
January 17, Regina, Conexus Arts Centre
January 19, Calgary, Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Diana Krall will also tour Australia in February for Live Nation
February 4 and 5, Sydney, Opera House
February 11, Melbourne, Hamer Hall
February 15 and 16, Margaret River, Leeuwin Estate
Neil Young has just released the next album in his Archive collection. ‘Live At The Cellar Door’ was recorded in Washington, DC and includes a rare piano version of his classic ‘Cinnamon Girl’.
Neil Young – Cinnamon GirlNeil Young archives Live At The Cellar Door
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