Wednesday August 24, 2016

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News

Native American Music Awards Announce 2016 Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the 16th annual Native American Music Awards that will be held Saturday, September 17, at the Seneca Allegany Events Centre. General public voting is now open, so check out the full list of nominees below show your favourite Indigenous artists some love!
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Music

LISTEN: Tanya Tagaq Previews Aggressive New Track “Aorta” From Latest Album, ‘Retribution’

The much anticipated follow-up to Tanya Tagaq’s Polaris Prize-winning album Animism is on its way. Listen to “Aorta” from her new album Retribution, out October 21st. …read more »

News

A Tribe Called Red Turns Worlds Upside Down in Epic New Video “R.E.D.” ft. Yasiin Bey and Narcy

A Tribe Called Red just dropped their highly-anticipated first official music video for “R.E.D.” featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy, and Black Bear, from their new album We Are The Halluci Nation, out September 16. 
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Music

WATCH: N’we Jinan x Indian Island Penobscot Nation’s Video “Skicin In You”

N’we Jinan and Seven Eagles Media released their latest music video for “Skicin In You,” another empowering track from their latest album Skicin Generation Vol. 4 that dropped last week.
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News

#Esganye2k16 Unites The Six Nations Confederacy Through Social Media

The past year’s first big Facebook challenge trend across Indian Country didn’t involve diving undressed into a pile of snow, or being dunked under buckets of ice water, it involved a love of Haudenosaunee culture expressed by our young leaders ready to share with the social media world their beautiful Women’s Dance social songs.
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Interviews

Dio Ganhdih Claims Space for Queer Indigenous MCs

Finding space in the world to flourish has been always been an ongoing focus for LGBTQ people of colour. Thankfully, we have NYC-based Mohawk/Cherokee MC Dio Ganhdih dominating the hip-hop game and blazing the trail for the Queer Indigenous MCs of the future. Dio talks to RPM about her heritage, inspirations, responsibility, and her new EP, Do It Ourselves. …read more »

Music

PREMIERE: Dive Deep Into the Otherworldly Atmospherics of Ziibiwan’s “Time Limits” EP

In response to the incredible creativity arising from the Indigenous community, we’ve created RPM Records: a new label to spotlight innovative, new, and emerging Indigenous artists and music. We are excited to bring you Ziibiwan’s Time Limits EP as our first official release.
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News

A Tribe Called Red x Tanya Tagaq Drop New Single “SILA” from We Are The Halluci Nation

A Tribe Called Red are on point with the collaborations on their upcoming album We Are The Halluci Nation, dropping September 16. The boys have been releasing singles all summer featuring John Trudell, Yasiin Bey, Narcy and Black Bear, and continue to build hype for the album with their latest track release “SILA”ft. Tanya Tagaq. 
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Interviews

Iskwé Talks Collaboration and Artistic Growth With Her New Album “The Fight Within”

It’s been three years since Trip-Hop/R&B wonder Iskwé released her self-titled debut album, but with time comes the fine-tuning of artistic integrity – now she’s ready to share a stronger sound. Iskwé sat down with RPM to talk about her new fall album The Fight Within, and how collaboration has helped her grow as an artist.
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