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Diyet and the Love Soldiers bring northern life and Indigenous music to the Dekker Centre on Nov. 3.
THE BATTLEFORDS — Diyet discovered her voice singing on the school bus in the Yukon.
Though she’d left her hometown, acquired a degree in music, and jump-started a career in Vancouver, her website says that she was drawn back home.
“When the pull of the North was too strong, she packed her bags, and her Dutch husband, moving back to her village of 90 people without a plan or even a pub to play in.”
Now, after extensive touring in Canada and internationally, the production of award-winning albums, Diyet, her husband Robert van Lieshout, and producer Bob Hamilton (forming the Love Soldiers) bring a blend of alternative country, folk, roots and traditional music with her native Southern Tutchone language and stories to the Battlefords on Nov. 3.
And as she sings in both English and Southern Tutchone while playing bass guitar, Diuet and the Love Soldiers create a unique sound showcasing her Indignoeus work view while also bringing a taste of the north down to Saskatchewan and the Dekker Centre.