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DOWNLOAD: Tall Paul – “The Show (Act I & II)”

The prolific and talented Anishinaabe MC Tall Paul drops a new two-part track, “The Show (Act 1 &2)”, reflecting on Dave Chappelle, encounters with stardom, and maintaining integrity in the struggle for artistic success and survival.
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8 Days In May. Eh! Urban Gatherings Complete Lineup

The third annual 8 Days In May. Eh! Urban Gatherings festival features a long list of Aboriginal performers taking to various stages next month in Winnipeg. Check out the lineup and enter their contest to win tickets!
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DOWNLOAD: Nick Sherman – “Drag Your Words Through”

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Ojibway singer-songwriter Nick Sherman, from Sioux Lookout, Ontario, perform live, and I’m thrilled that this week’s RPM download is a track from his brand new album, Drag Your Words Through. …read more »

DOWNLOAD: Lisa Marie Naponse – “Spell”

From the community of Atikameksheng Anishinawbek in Ontario, Ojibway Lisa Marie Naponse’s path as a soulful rhythm and blues artist began with a bet against her mother. Lisa Marie pocketed 100 bucks when she learned to play and master Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues. Since then, she has continued to share and make music, like this track Spell that so perfectly highlights her powerful blues vocals. …read more »

10 Most Influential Indigenous Albums of 2011

It was a good year for music in Indian Country with new releases coming from every corner of Turtle Island and in every genre you can imagine. LPs, EPs, singles, mixtapes, remixes – we’ve heard most of it here at RPM and while it’s difficult to say what the best albums of the year are, we’ve tallied up the records we think have been the most influential. …read more »