From New York to Winnipeg to Los Angeles to New Zealand, here’s our pick of the best Indigenous live music events this weekend. …read more »
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”.
Celebrate the first weekend of September with your local Indigenous music! …read more »
Hard to believe these are the last shows of August! Live music and powwows are making noise from East to West Coast. Here’s RPM’s picks for the weekend. …read more »
It’s another full weekend of music on Turtle Island this weekend! Here’s RPM’s Top 10 picks. …read more »
We asked our buddy Ojibwe/Métis comedian Ryan McMahon to put together a YouTube playlist of what artists and tracks he’s into this summer.
We got more than we bargained for …read more »
While looking up tour dates at kinniestarr.net this morning, we came across this amazing live performance of Sun Again by Kinnie Starr. …read more »
We’re in the thick of festival season these days, though it’s yet to reach its peak, which means there’s lots of Indigenous gatherings, powwows and performances to check out. …read more »
Here is RPM’s Turtle Island-wide list of summer music festivals featuring Indigenous artists in their line-ups. The good news is there are many – you’ll be able get a dose of Indigenous music culture at a festival near you, wherever you live. …read more »
Inuk hip hop artist M.O.’s new album String Games – a collaboration with Geothermal MC – continues to explore the contemporary urban Inuit life that filled his first CD. He raps about issues that are close to him – identity, northern politics and, in this track featuring Kinnie Starr, suicide. …read more »
Iqaluit-born hip hop artist M.O. teams up with North Vancouver’s Geothermal MC to release “String Games”.
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