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Matiu, hailing from Côte-Nord, Que., is an artist that stands in opposition to the hyper-polished, hyper-produced musicians. His raw voice evokes rough wood. After traveling the roads of Quebec to present his self-titled EP launched in the spring of 2017, Matiu is back with his first full-length album, Petikat. He also won the Emerging Artist Award at the 2018 Teweikan Indigenous Music Gala, and won Concert of the Year and Blues/Rock Artist of the Year in 2019. This singer-songwriter from the community of Mani-Utenam sings about what he sees and lives to raise awareness to issues close to his heart.