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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Based In: Peterborough, ON

Leanne is the author of three books; Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, The Gift Is in the Making and Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire, This Is An Honour Song (with Kiera Ladner) and The Winter We Danced: Voice from the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement (Kino-nda-niimi collective). Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and a member of Alderville First Nation. Leanne is also a musician combining poetry, storytelling, song writing and performance in collaboration with musicians to create unique spoken songs and soundscapes. Her first album, Islands of Decolonial Love was #3 on RPM.FM’s best of 2013 list. Leanne’s new record f(l)light with her band consisting of Cris Derksen, Nick Ferrio and Ansley Simpson and produced by Jonas Bonnetta, is set to be released September 30, 2016 on RPM Records.

 

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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PREMIERE: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s Powerful New Single, “Under Your Always Light”

RPM Records is proud to announce our second release, the debut single from acclaimed Anishinaabe musician and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, “Under Your Always Light.”
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