2013 was a very good year for Indigenous music. Here are our favourite reasons why it’s an incredible time to tune in. We’re still here—and we’re still making amazing music. …read more »
We are pleased to present Idle No More: Songs for Life Volume 2. As with Volume 1, the highlights are many! …read more »
Idle No More: Songs for Life Vol. 1 is the first of an ongoing series of free downloadable compilations of songs by artists who support the vision of Idle No More, Indigenous and allies. Volume 1 features a broad and diverse array of artists – everyone from Derek Miller (whose contribution, 7 Lifetimes, is a brand new track inspired by Chief Theresa Spence), to John K. Samson of the Weakerthans. …read more »
If you didn’t know about Samantha Crain, you should. Here’s a video from Samantha, produced by Be Nice To Your Kids for you to get acquainted.
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We have a download of You Were Here in Michigan from RPM’s own Christa Couture from her newly released album The Living Record.
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On the heels of an APCMA nomination for Best Pop CD, Métis singer-songwriter Don Amero is set to release a new album – Heart On My Sleeve – and launch a Canadian tour to support it. …read more »
Gemini and Juno award-winning Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie recently sat down with Democracy Now to talk about the origins of her love for music, her early family life, and her life as an activist. CBC Music documentary maker Philip Coulter also recently honored Sainte-Marie and her nearly 50 year-long career with a piece created from over 30 years of archived interviews with the singer, songwriter, visual artist and activist. …read more »
The Caley Watts Band’s The Wolf Song begins as a slow howl before picking up into a quick trot and bringing us down some west coast trails, heads nodding to the rhythm. …read more »
The Igloolik, Nunavut, collective Artcirq is a collaborative, community-based circus and multimedia company that has been creating work, engaging youth and performing around the globe since 1998. And that’s not all! The arctic circus also makes music and has released two albums recently on iTunes. …read more »
April blossomed with a bouquet of releases in the world of Indigenous music – here are eight to check out. …read more »