performing this year
bridging cross-cultural aesthetics while exploring her own struggle to both fit into and breakaway from modern western archetypes has been an important part of iskwé’s artistic vision since the release of her western canadian music award (wcma) nominated self-titled debut album in late 2013. her debut single “nobody knows,” produced by juno award nominees the darcys and featured in the netflix series between, captivated audiences by turning a stark spotlight on the more than 1200 missing and murdered indigenous women here in canada.
unafraid to challenge the convictions of her detractors by honouring her heritage, standing steadfast in her viewpoints, iskwé’s artistry knows no bounds. blending soulful, breathlessly delivered lyrics coloured by the many shades of human nature with a sonic palette that takes its cue from the shadowy atmospherics of the 1990s bristol sound, iskwé’s music revels in her strength of self and that is her true rallying cry.
iskwé garnered a win at the 2017 wcma for electronic/dance artist of the year and her 2017 album the fight within recently received a juno award nomination for indigenous music album of the year.