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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

Here Are More Than 30 Indigenous Releases to Buy on Bandcamp in Support of Transgender Rights

On August 4th, Bandcamp is donating 100% of its profits to support transgender rights.
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Forget 150, UNCEDED Brings Artists Together for Celebration of Resistance and Decolonization

On this most colonial of holidays, here’s something worth celebrating.
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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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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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