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Indigenous Music Takes Centre Stage at Northern Lights Festival Boréal

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.

In addition, the festival will offer late night hip-hop and b-boy blended jams with Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, Bboy Redsky, and RPM Records artists and acclaimed hip-hop duo Mob Bounce.

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.

The whole festival runs July 6-9, 2017 in Sudbury, Ontario. For full festival lineup visit nlfb.ca. Tickets are available here.

Stream the Indigenous sounds this year’s festival below and we’ll see you in Sudbury.

Listen to the Indigenous Music of Northern Lights Festival Boréal 2o17