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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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Alexis Lynn

Recognized as "Top 100" in the 2020 CBC Searchlight Competition, urban pop artist, Alexis Lynn, has a lot more to say than the average twenty-something. This dynamic artist displays a maturity beyond her years and owns her power to say what's on...

Andrina Turenne

Andrina Turenne is a Métis-Francophone musician from St. Boniface, Manitoba. Though her vocal performances have been featured on over 35 professional releases, her solo folk-blues project gives audiences the opportunity to hear her true voice. Her...

Damase Elis

Damase Elis is a Calgary-born singer-songwriter. Elis is an urban Indigiqueer with a keen ear, a soulful voice, and a well-timed attention to detail. Thier work is an amalgamation of indie-rock and folk influences, a love of literature, and a...

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...

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Don Amero

With the release of his 2018 album, EVOLUTION, Don Amero (MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada) stepped into the mainstream country music genre with brand new material that he considers his strongest yet. An engaging storyteller,...

Drezus

Drezus gained international attention with the trap-heavy sounds and stunning visuals of ‘Warpath” released in 2014. In 2017 he won a MTV VMA award for “Best Fight Against the System” with Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas and Mag7 for their song “Stand...

Eastern Owl

Eastern Owl is known locally and nationally as a unique group of women who blend the styles of First Nations Drum Music and Contemporary Folk to create their own innovative sound. A powerful ensemble of eight vocalists, they have been captivating...

Fawn Wood

Fawn Wood was born in the rhythm of Round Dance season on an icy October evening. That evening resonated with the spirit of the Round Dance from her Cree ancestors through her father Earl Wood of Saddle Lake, Alberta. That same evening also echoed...

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Ila Barker

With soul and voice well beyond her years, folk artist Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Ila is of mixed Ojibwe and settler heritage with roots running deep in the prairies, bringing tones of rich history...

Jay Gilday

A vagabond turned mailman, Jay Gilday has searched for himself in the depths of Folk, blues, traditional, rock and most recently soul music. The quest continues as Jay takes his experiences as a half Dene, half Canadian Irish youth travelling the...

Kym Gouchie

With ancestral roots in the Lheidli T’enneh, Cree and Secwépemc Nations, Kym Gouchie is fostering change through her music and art. Her music brings awareness to First Nations and women’s issues, promoting reconciliation and community...

Melody McKiver

Melody McKiver’s musical work integrates electronics with Western classical music to shape a new genre of Anishinaabe compositions. Their debut EP Reckoning was nominated for an Indigenous Music Award, and they were a participant in the Banff...

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PIQSIQ

With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters,Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay, come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ. Performing ancient traditional songs and...

Rey

Rey is an Indigenous MC and singer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her consistency with making music and being involved in the community has lead her to perform at various events and venues such as; Wall to Wall, Nuit Blanche, Downtown Moves,...

Samantha Crain

Anais Nin said, “Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.” That suggestion was the muse impelling the conception of Samantha Crain’s second LP, You (Understood). Each song on this album rests on a juncture...

Sandra Sutter

Sandra Sutter is an award winning Cree Métis recording artist, singer/songwriter and musician who writes, records and performs in a variety of styles including Americana, folk, country, pop, jazz and rock.Her truth and reconciliation focused...

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Shanley Spence

Shanley Spence is an international world class Indigenous performer. She comes from the stars and a long line of matriarchs. Nihithaw (Swampy Cree) from Pukatawagan and Anishinaabe from Lake.St Martine First Nation. She holds a Bachelor of...

Sochei

Singer-songwriter Sochei (Sonia Eidse) makes alternative pop, delivering songs with touching purity and sensibility. This June she will be releasing her debut album. a collection of love songs she's written throughout the past several years....

Spence Tradition

Ryan Spence (age 14) has been fiddling for 8 years. Clarissa Spence (age 12) has been jigging and dancing for 8 years as well. Influenced by their grandparents and inspired by a long line of Métis fiddlers, they started their entertainment career 3...

The O.B.

Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, The O.B. is an abstract rapper with a cinematic dreamlike performance. He uses all kinds of mediums of art such as clothing and instrumentals to paint a picture of imperfection and beauty. He usually keeps to...

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William Prince

For his eagerly-awaited sophomore album, songwriter William Prince begins with single word, Reliever, which informs a collection of exceptionally rendered explorations of what, who and how peace is found. Relievers come in all forms; for Prince, it...