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Kinnie Starr

Based In: Ontario, CA

Alida Kinnie Starr is one of Canada’s most adored and critically acclaimed underground musicians. Widely known in hip-hop circles as an artist with a strikingly authentic voice, Starr has been blazing trails since 1996 with her beat slamming recordings, outspoken race and gender politics, intelligent and edgy visual art and striking looks. In 2010 Starr won a Juno as a producer for Digging Roots’ second album, “We Are” and was nominated at the APCMA’s for her video, “It’s All You”, produced by Big Soul Productions.

The New Yorker describes Starr as “edgy and enchanting”. Japan Times writes, “never didactic, always intelligent”. Canada’s own Globe and Mail describes Starr as a “raw and feral talent”.

Artist: Kinnie Starr

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

The 15 Best Indigenous Music Videos of 2014

Indigenous artists continued their takeover of popular culture in 2014. Here are the best Indigenous music videos of the year. …read more »

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 »

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 »

Kinnie Starr and Cris Derksen: The National Music Centre Artists in Residence

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 »