Indigenous drag excellence xxl


As the title says, Indigenous Drag Excellence XXL is a world class show and representation of culture interpreted through the art of drag. The show brings together four amazing Indigenous drag artists to serve an unforgettable show and collaboration for Riddu Riđđu. The artists are Aunty Tamara, Feather Talia, Randy River and Ritni Tears. Each of them bring their unique approach to drag, which is unapologetically queer and Indigenous. They serve Indigenous drag excellence and bring the ancestors with them with the new story telling form of drag. Come watch the first ever drag show with an all-Indigenous line-up in Sápmi!  


About the performers: 

Ritni Tears is a Deanu river Sámi drag artist, storyteller and all-around gay™ superstar. He started his career as Ánde Borga in the Berlin-based fuckboizband Hot Compost in 2022. He is extremely happy to finally máhccat, come back home and do his debut drag show in Sápmi with this amazing team! Ritni Tears is an alter ego for Máret Ásllat Ivvár Ovllá Nilla Ritni Ráste, Ritni Ráste Pieski - who appears mostly as a drag king, even more gay, exxxtra & brave superstar. 

Aunty Tamara is fierce, ferocious and fabulous all in one. A true power house performer, bringing the classics of soul and RnB like a true diva! Aunty pulls performance inspiration from her ancestral roots of Aotearoa, New Zealand - bringing that cultural flame to drag, unapologetically! She stands proud in her culture as a Māori, whilst standing tall in her 8" heels. Get ready to feel all the emotions as you witness the power and combination of DRAG x CULTURE! 

Randy River is a drag king from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is a registered member of Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 territory. Randy satirically shines a light on toxic masculinity in the late 90s and early 2000s, and his favourite pastimes include (but are not limited to) wheeling around town on his Heely's, listening to nü metal, and drinking Monster energy drinks for breakfast. He's the uncle we all love to hate! 

Feather Talia is the pride of Muskowekwan First Nation and a well-known drag artist and advocate for her kin. Feather, being Two-Spirit, shares her storytelling and fun humour on and off the mic. She has a fire that no one can tarnish and dance moves that are... ok. When you come to a Feather Talia Show, you will get beauty, grace, stupidity and most of all... a fun auntie who thrives and does her own thing!   

Project coordinator is Sage Broomfield. 

Indigenous drag excellence XXL is supported by The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute as part of the pARTir initiative funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU. The project has also received funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Culture and Art Programme. 



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