Nigamon / Tunai


Edinburgh International Festival

Evenings 7.30pm Matinee 2.30pm

Running time: Approx 1 hour and 45 minutes


Edinburgh International Festival

Nigamon / Tunai


Immerse yourself in a contemporary ritual from Indigenous artists Émilie Monnet and Waira Nina.

Émilie Monnet, from Canada, and Waira Nina, from the Colombian Amazon, are interdisciplinary artists who seek to forge links between Indigenous people of the northern and southern hemispheres. They invite you into a mesmerising performance inspired by solidarity for the protection of water and resistance against extraction of resources.

In the Columbian Amazon, on the territory of the Inga people, oil and mining companies destroy entire living environments to plunder resources. This includes copper, which is central to Anishinaabe culture in Canada, where these same companies thrive.

The words Nigamon and Tunai mean ‘song’ in the artists’ respective languages. In Nigamon / Tunai, Monnet and Nina experiment with their voices, their breath and their bodies to interweave a performed ritual with audio documentary.

Together, the artists create a multi-sensory experience, immersing the audience in the traditional knowledge of their cultures and the struggles that bind them together.

Tickets from £27.00, available via Edinburgh International Festival


  • Thu 15 Aug 7:30 PM
  • Fri 16 Aug 7:30 PM
  • Sat 17 Aug 7:30 PM
  • Sun 18 Aug 2:30 PM
  • Sun 18 Aug 7:30 PM


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