Indigenous North America at SXSW 2015
Astronomar, Tanya Tagaq, Scatter Their Own, Sihasin, and John Trudell have official showcases at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas this year (March 17-22). The event is dubbed one of the largest, most influential, and most anticipated music events of the year and each of the acts will be vying for media attention and interest from labels, agents, manager, publishers, presenters, and music supervisors.
It's not uncommon for Indigenous artists to be participating in the annual mega festival, but this year's group of performers will be taking SXSW stages supported by some pretty big hitters, including Diplo's Mad Decent imprint, the World Music Expo (WOMEX), and RYOT. Along with the name recognition and credibility, each of these supporters bring their own networks of industry operators to the table, which will definitely help the acts distinguish themselves from the 2,300 other bands competing for hearts and minds at SXSW.
The performance details for each of the Indigenous acts is listed below.
- Rolling Stone: SXSW 2015: 30 Artists You Need to See: Tanya Tagaq
- RYOT: Join John Trudell, Sihasin & Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at This Year’s SXSW Native American Showcase
- Our SXSW 2014 post: Native artists headed to SXSW
- Our SXSW 2013 post: Native artists heading to SXSW
Thursday, March 19 | 11pm, The WOMEX Stage @ Flamingo Cantina, 515 E 6th St.
Friday, March 20 | 11pm, globalFEST at SXSW @ Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave.
Saturday, March 21 | 12am, Interstellar Rodeo Presents @ Swan Dive, 615 Red River St.
Scatter Their Own
Saturday, March 21 | 9:30pm, RYOT & Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros present The Native American Showcase @ St David's Historic Sanctuary, 301 E 8th St.
Saturday, March 21 | 10:40pm, RYOT & Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros present The Native American Showcase @ St David's Historic Sanctuary, 301 E 8th St.
John Trudell and Bad Dog
Saturday, March 21 | 12am, RYOT & Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros present The Native American Showcase @ St David's Historic Sanctuary, 301 E 8th St.
Visit sxsw.com for more information.