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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Based In: Peterborough, ON

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg artist, musician, poet and writer, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the boundaries between story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity. Leanne’s new album, f(l)light, is a haunting collection of story-songs that effortlessly interweave Simpson’s complex poetics and multi-layered stories of the land, spirit, and body with lush acoustic and electronic arrangements. f(l)ight was released in fall 2016 on RPM Records.

Artist: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

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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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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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Ansley Simpson to Play Exclusive Toronto Release Concert, April 26

Join RPM for a special evening of music, words, and magic at the Drake Underground.
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Leanne Betsamosake Simpson’s “Under Your Always Light” Video is an Ode to Decolonial Love

Anishinaabeg artist Leanne Betasamosake Simpson releases new music video for “Under Your Always Light”. …read more »

PREMIERE: Tara Williamson Gives Us ‘Songs To Keep Us Warm’

Peterborough-based songstress Tara Williamson’s latest work “Songs To Keep Us Warm” drops tomorrow, but for today, RPM exclusively has the full album available to stream. Lend your ears to Tara’s moving 9 track album to make your day.  …read more »

RPM Live Brings Visceral Magic to the Burdock with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson + Ziibiwan

RPM Live 002 was a big, beautiful night for two of our RPM Records artists, with Ziibiwan making his Toronto club debut opening up for Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on the release of her new album f(l)ight.
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RPM Live Indigenous Music Series Returns with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Ziibiwan

After our sold out first show in August, RPM Live returns in September with our second installment in the series, featuring Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Ziibiwan.
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