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JB the First Lady

Based In: Vancouver, BC

JB is a triple threat as an Emcee, director of performance & an actor. She hails from the Nuxalk and Cayuga Nations.

Artist: JB The First Lady

Listen to DJ Kookum’s “Matriart Mixtape” for International Women’s Day

DJ Kookum drops an hour-long, all-female artist mix for IWD 2017. …read more »

Welcome to the Indigenous Music Renaissance

As all of us at RPM know, Indigenous music is thriving, growing and expanding across Turtle Island and around the world. There is a veritable renaissance in native music being made by an emerging generation of Indigenous artists that are proud, talented and pushing beyond the borders of genre, stereotypes and convention. …read more »

The 2014 Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Award Nominees

Inez Jasper garnered the most nominations (five!) followed by Indian City and Shy-Anne (four each!) at the 2014 APCMA nominee announcement. With over 25 Indigenous artists nominated over all, this year is looking as exciting as ever …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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APCMA Nominees 2012

At a press conference in Winnipeg this morning, the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award nominees were announced. Read the full list of nominees here. …read more »

Electric Powwow: Westcoast Potlatch Edition Weekend

The Electric Powwow hit the west coast with A Tribe Called Red on February 25th, 2012 as part of the Talking Stick Festival.
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Songweavers Studio: Musical Medicine Week

The Songweavers Studio program, hosted by the Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association’s (KAYA) in Vancouver, is a free youth recording studio with the goal to empower the voice of Aboriginal youth. This month, Songweavers is presenting Musical Medicine Week – five days of workshops, community and music.
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Skeena Reece’s Life Cycles

After recently giving birth to her first child, Skeena Reece (Tsimshian, Gitksan, Cree, Metis) reflects on her late father and his creative accomplishments. John Carver from her debut album Sweetgrass and Honey released earlier this year is an ode to all Native carvers acknowledged or unappreciated. …read more »

Manito Ahbee Festival 2011: Aboriginal Music Week Schedule and Lineup

It’s here again – Aboriginal Music Week! Indigenous artists, music fans and industry are flocking to Winnipeg, Manitoba, this week for one of the largest Indigenous music festivals on Turtle Island. …read more »