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Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihwē festival.

The sākihiwē festival is made possible by partnerships with the Spence Neighbourhood Association, Central Neighbourhoods, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, and Ka Ni Kanichihk.

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Akylla

Akylla is Sherry St.Germain.Sherry has staged a miraculous climb onto the forefront live electronic music scene combining breathtaking vocals, amazing musicianship, and a one of a kind live performance.2019 was a giant...

Celeigh Cardinal

To describe Celeigh Cardinal as simply a Métis singer/songwriter from the Peace Country of Alberta, is like saying the Grand Canyon is a nice place to visit. Her voice carries a rare blend of warmth, power, range and nuance that puts her...

Desiree Dorion

Desiree Dorion’s fifth studio album Break the Chain is set for release on February 7th, 2020. Exploring the themes of poverty, resilience, breaking the cycle of violence, family ties and Jack Daniels, Desiree’s music and lyrics are a reflection of...

DJ Ariel

as a relentless collector of music, the entry point to djing was in place early for dj ariel. classically trained in dance, she found sounds to move to in her growing collection, and from there encouraged others to do the same. these interwoven...

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DJ Ren

renata meconse (dj ren) is an anishinaabekwe living in winnipeg, manitoba. her community is pinaymootang first nation in treaty territory two. taking her love of music, she moved from enjoying it and being the "selector" of music with...

iskwē

iskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ is, among many other things, an artist – a creator and communicator of music and of movement, of pictures, poetry and prose. And through it all, she’s a teller of stories that have impacted our past and will inform our...

Jeremy Dutcher

performer, composer, activist, musicologist — these roles are all infused into his art and way of life. his music, too, transcends boundaries: unapologetically playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the...

Keith Secola

keith secola (anishinabe), writer of the anthemic "ndn kars (indian car)" song, is a highly skilled guitar, flute, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and piano player who has taken stages at the top of new york city, the bottom of the grand canyon, and...

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Quantum Tangle

fusing of old-world sounds and new-world flair, greyson gritt and tiffany ayalik are embracing their blended backgrounds. combining their talents of throat singing, haunting melodies and traditional legends, the juno award winning pair are...

Richard Inman

Richard Inman is quickly becoming a staple of Winnipeg’s folk and country scene. with a rich baritone voice and delicate musical touch, he crafts mature songs that feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly fresh.Spitting his time...

Sebastian Gaskin

Sebastian released his debut EP Contradictions in May 2019 on his own independent label imprint LieBoy Concepts, and followed up the album with a cross-Canada tour. In 2019, Sebastian has made appearances at established festivals throughout Canada...

Sonia Eidse

Sonia Eidse is a singer/songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada. Making reflective alt-pop, both her delicate voice and melancholic sound create a subtle mystique, stirring the heartstrings of its listeners. Influenced by Roberta Flack, Ella...

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T-Rhyme

Inspired by the spirit and sound of golden era hip hop, Tara "T-Rhyme" Campbell shines a spotlight on her life experiences through poetry and music. Pride in her Denesuline (dene) and northern Cree roots has served as motivation for...

Tara Williamson

Tara Williamson is a poet and provocateur- the spark that ignites the flame. An Indigenous singer/songwriter, her first 2 eps - Lie Low (produced by James McKenty) and NDN Summer (produced by Kinnie Starr) were...