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IsKwé

Based In: Toronto, ON, CA

Hip-hop and R&B Singer-songwriter IsKwé was born and raised in Winnipeg by her Cree/Dene mother and Irish father. Called ‘One to Watch’ by The Grid TO and one of the ‘Top 10 Canadian Musicians You Need to Know’ by CBC Music, Iskwé’s cross-cultural aesthetic is as striking as her tripped-out blend of soul. The name Iskwé (pronounced iss-kway) means ‘woman’ in her native language. Iskwé’s debut album weaves together her roots with hip hop breakbeats, left-field R&B, and traces of piano pop (Think Esthero meets Alicia Keys).

Artist: Iskwe

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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Aboriginal Pavilion to Host Epic 10-Day Indigenous Music and Arts Festival in Toronto

The 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto will get a huge dose of Indigenous culture this summer, during the Aboriginal Pavilion’s inaugural arts and music festival.
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RPM’s Best Indigenous Music of 2014

The Indigenous Music Renaissance is here to stay and Native artists are leading the way. Here are our picks for the best Indigenous music of 2014. …read more »

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 »

Aboriginal Music Week 2012 Lineup

The lineup for Aboriginal Music Week 2012 is out and includes a full serving of Indigenous musicians.
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Indigenous Live Music Picks November 10-13

From powwow to electric powwow, this weekend is packed with Indigenous live music events from coast to coast. Here are RPM’s picks for the weekend. …read more »

DOWNLOAD: The RPM Launch Party Mixtape

In celebration of our official public launch, here’s a fresh new mixtape that compiles some of our favourite tracks submitted to RPM.
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