The sākihiwē festival is excited to bring 2019 to a close with the debut of a new concert series, entitled sākihiwē nights. This first edition features Omaha, Nebraska-based rapper Antoine Edwards Jr., Opaskwayak's Rhonda Head, singer/songwriter Ila Barker, rapper Rey, powwow step music producer Boogey The Beat, and the Kind Hart Women Singers at The Good Will Social Club on Sunday, December 29.
The sākihiwē festival is teaming up with the Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival and the Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery to present Anachnid, Boogey the Beat, Pop-Up Pow-Wow 2.0, and the Studio 393 performers and dance crew on street in front of LANTERN at 211 Pacific Avenue during Winnipeg's biggest art night of the year- Nuit Blanche Winnipeg.
The sākihiwē festival and the North Point Douglas Women's Centre (NPDWC) are working together to present blues legend Billy Joe Green, Inuit throat singer Nikki Komaksiutiksak, singer/songwriter Gabrielle Fontaine, the Southern Thunderbird Medicine Drum, and artists from Studio 393 at the Austin Street Festival on Friday, August 2.
The family and friends of Claudette Osborne-Tyo are hosting the 11th annual No Stone Unturned concert in honour of all Manitoba’s missing and murdered at St. John's Park on Saturday, July 27 and the sākihiwē festival is presenting folk music duo Burnstick, country rocker Dawn Chartrand, singer/songwriter Richard Inman, and pow wow drum group Southern Thunderbird/Humming Bird Calling during the event.
The sākihiwē festival is kicking off its outreach concert series with a collaborative performance lead by music director MJ Dandeneau. The group, which includes pow wow step music producer Boogey The Beat, singer/songwriters Ila Barker and Sierra Noble, hip hop crooner Sebastian Gaskin, and hoop dancer Shanley Spence will perform under the "sākihiwē travellers" banner at the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park on Thursday, July 11, 2019.
Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) is accepting submissions from indigenous artists for the 2020 edition of the sākihiwē festival. The festival is set for June 26-28, 2020 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and the submission deadline is Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST.
Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) is excited to announce details for the 2019 edition of the sākihiwē festival. Everything is set for June 14 - 16 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and 21 Indigenous acts will perform at one or more of the festival’s five locations.