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Cris Derksen

Based In: Vancouver, BC

Performing from Norway to Australia, Canadian Aboriginal cellist Cris Derksen is known for building layers of sound into captivating performances. Coming from North Tall Cree reserve in Northern Alberta her music braids the traditional and contemporary in multiple dimensions, weaving her traditional classical training and her aboriginal ancestry with new school electronics, creating genre defying music. On her 3rd studio Album Cris has paired up with Tribal Spirit music to create a cinematic symphonic truly Aboriginal album. She has performed with an array of impressive musicians such as Buffy Sainte Marie, Tanya Tagaq, Kinnie Starr and Kanye West.

Artist: Cris Derksen

2017 Luminato Festival in Tkaronto Shines Light on Next Wave of Indigenous Music

The 2017 Luminato Festival, one of Toronto’s preeminent performing arts festivals, places spotlight on Indigenous music and culture.
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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Ansley Simpson to Play Exclusive Toronto Release Concert, April 26

Join RPM for a special evening of music, words, and magic at the Drake Underground.
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PREMIERE: Tara Williamson Gives Us ‘Songs To Keep Us Warm’

Peterborough-based songstress Tara Williamson’s latest work “Songs To Keep Us Warm” drops tomorrow, but for today, RPM exclusively has the full album available to stream. Lend your ears to Tara’s moving 9 track album to make your day.  …read more »

RPM Live Brings Visceral Magic to the Burdock with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson + Ziibiwan

RPM Live 002 was a big, beautiful night for two of our RPM Records artists, with Ziibiwan making his Toronto club debut opening up for Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on the release of her new album f(l)ight.
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The Red Ride Tour Rides Again

Four years ago, Cris Derksen and Kristi Lane Sinclair toured across Canada and dubbed it the “Red Ride Tour.” The “two-er” followed the next year, and now they’ve established a yearly event – Red Ride 4-Way is crossing Turtle Island next month and picking up lots of other artists on the way. …read more »

The Best Indigenous Music of 2013

2013 was a very good year for Indigenous music. Here are our favourite reasons why it’s an incredible time to tune in. We’re still here—and we’re still making amazing music. …read more »