In our second episode of the RPM podcast we travel deep into the heart of Indian Country, to the crossroads of Canada—the city of Winnipeg.
In this episode, we connect with some of Winnipeg’s rising stars, including Métis singer-songwriter Don Amero, Cree/Dene R&B singer IsKwé, Uptown Magazine’s 2011 best new solo artist, Anishinaabe hip-hop artist Lorenzo, the hyper-connected and highly influential Aboriginal music promoter and events producer Alan Greyeyes, and APTN anchor Dana Foster, who recently relocated to Winnipeg from the west coast.
We find out what makes Winnipeg so…well…wonderful, and discover how the local Indigenous music scene is exploding with talent while being grounded in community and industry support.
We couldn’t showcase the diversity of ‘Peg City’s Indigenous music scene in a single podcast, but watch coming RPM YouTube Playlist - “Winnipeg” for video selections and, check out the feature editorial from Julie Lafreniere on the rise of Winnipeg’s Indigenous hip-hop scene.
The RPM podcast is produced & engineered by the amazing Paolo Pietropaolo.
What do you think of Indigenous music in Winnipeg? Drop us a comment below. We’d love to hear your thoughts.