Born and raised in Toronto, Alicia and Liam have never forgotten their Manitoba Métis roots. Alicia and Liam's great-grandfather, Philip Zastre, was a well-known Métis fiddler from Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba.
In 2008, Alicia was asked to join the Fiddle Stories: Elder Youth Legacy Project which is a performing group of Indigenous elders and youth from across Canada. The goal of the group is to pass on the oldest surviving fiddle traditions to a new generation of players. Alicia traveled with the Fiddle Stories group to Newfoundland to perform at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCO), as well as Aberdeen, Scotland.
Liam began playing music from a very young age. In most recent years he has been accompanying Alicia with guitar and spoons. They have performed and provided workshops at schools, festivals, powwows, rendezvous’ locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. Some of their most prominent performances include the Louis Riel Day Celebration at Queen’s Park in Toronto, the Cirque de Soleil’s production of the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony in Toronto in 2015, and the Governor General’s Swearing-In ceremony of Canadian Cabinet in Ottawa in 2021.
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