ORIGINS: Breaking Beats & Boundaries is calling Native MCs to compete for a chance at a paid performance spot at the Manifesto Festival 2012. …read more »
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).
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 »
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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Hip-hop and R&B Singer-songwriter IsKwé was born and raised in Winnipeg by her Cree/Dene mother and Irish father. Her music has taken her across Turtle Island and back. She spoke with RPM about her hometown, her work with youth, and how The Bodyguard changed her life. …read more »
In our second episode of the RPM podcast we travel deep into the heart of Indian Country, to the crossroads of Canada—the city of Winnipeg. …read more »
Cree/Dene vocalist IsKwé is a versatile, “sultry and salacious” singer-songwriter heavily influenced by contemporary R&B. Her mix of booming bass lines, heavy beats and spine tingling vocals come together in this Timbaland-esque gem, which she posted to her SoundCloud mere moments ago. …read more »