Queer FM Episode December 15, 2020

Featured QueerFM guests : Howard J. Davis the director of MixedUp/Q-052 a Mi'kmaq artist & activist with new single Red Dress Christmas

8:00am - 10:00am

Howard J Davis aka Haui is an entrepreneur of many artistic trades having worked as a director, designer, visual artist, and performer for theatre and film. His recent film MixedUp explores his experience as a queer person of colour and demands that we celebrate the beauty of difference. The film was co-produced with Vancouver based Jack Fox. Haui is working in residency with Black Lives Matter Toronto.


Q-052 a Mi'kmaq artist & activist with the new single Red Dress Christmas out now. Red Dress Christmas is a raw alternative-rock new Christmas classic to remind us about the difficulties of celebrating the Holidays for those who have lost a Mother, Wife, Sister or Daughter to violent crimes. There are over 4000 Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women across Turtle Island. QAMA'SI, stand-up people! Q-052, nominated for Best New Artist at the Indigenous Music Awards 2018. Many Indigenous sisters and brothers should recognize themselves in his music. The lyrics constantly challenge the Canadian Government about the Indian Act, territorial destruction from resource exploitation, the hidden agenda surrounding the Truth & Reconciliation process, and the many levels of the Canadian Genocide. Featuring collaborations with artists such as Méta & Alias. A strong advocate for Indigenous youth and women fighting alongside his brothers and sisters, he started to write in hope that his truthful music will inspire systemic change. Q stands for Quentin. Q052 is the official governmental name for his reserve. Follow online.

Track Listing:

Make It Jingle
Big Freedia · Big Freedia
Happy New Year
Ivor Game · Ivor Game
Lonely In December (Christmas Song)
Kehlani · Kehlani
Positions (Ariana Grande Cover)
Terez · Terez
The Light Returns
Vancouver Men's Chorus · Vancouver Men's Chorus
Step Into Christmas
Elton John · Elton John
Red Dress Christmas
Q052 ft. Alias x Me?ta · Q052 ft. Alias x Me?ta
Sister Flower (One Comes To Us)
Mi?ch Cota/ Ki?zis · Mi?ch Cota/ Ki?zis
On This Quarantine Christmas
Matthew Presidente ft. Tara C Taylor · Matthew Presidente ft. Tara C Taylor
Christmas Time is Here
Michael James Scott · Michael James Scott