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 »
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.
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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RPM Records is proud to present our third release, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s beautiful new album, f(l)ight.
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What started as a two-artist tour five years ago has grown into a near touring festival of 12 of the hottest names in Indigenous music. …read more »
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 »
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 »
On Cris Derksen’s sophomore album “The Collapse,” the classically-trained Métis artist continues to experiment in instrumental and electronic realms, drawing inspiration from eider ducks to pipelines, from club beats to Russian composers. …read more »
#SoundtrackTheStruggle continues with this new track from electro-cellist Cris Derksen. …read more »
‘Tis the season for looking back on the year that was: reflecting on the highs and lows, and seeing what music moments stand out in our memories. It’s an interesting time for reflection, with all the hope and passion currently rising among our people, so let’s take a moment to reflect on the incredible Indigenous music that found its way to us in 2012. …read more »
The new Astral Radio Artist-in-Residence program at Calgary’s National Music Centre is currently hosting electro-cellist Cris Derksen and hip-hop chanteuse Kinnie Starr for a week of collaboration and experimentation. …read more »