In a busy summer season of festivals and gatherings, Indigenous music has never been more prominent in Kanata.
Sudbury’s Northern Lights Festival Boréal shows what it means to present Indigenous artists in a meaningful and respectful way: as a part of a core programming commitment to having Indigenous music present throughout their festival lineup.
And what a lineup.
RPM is pleased to partner with this year’s festival to help celebrate the incredible creativity in our community.
The 2017 NLFB programming boasts some of Indian Country’s heaviest hitters, including the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie, electric powwow party rockers A Tribe Called Red, Nunvaut rockers The Jerry Cans, and poet Joy Harjo.
On the more acoustic end of the spectrum, folk and country-inspired singer-songwriters like Leonard Sumner, Ansley Simpson, Nick Sherman and Juno Award-winning Inuk-folk duo Quantum Tangle, will both perform and lead workshops on evolving traditions and forms.
Stream the Indigenous sounds this year’s festival below and we’ll see you in Sudbury.