sākihiwē music Thursdays, November episodes
Pangnirtung's Joey Nowyuk and Misipawistik Cree Nation's Jade Turner are set to deliver hour-long radio performances and four-song videos for sākihiwē music Thursdays with NCI FM on November 4 and 18, respectively.
Each radio episode will hit the NCI FM airwaves at 7:00 pm CDT with the videos premiering on the sākihiwē festival's YouTube channel and Facebook page at 12:00 pm CDT.
- November 4: Joey Nowyuk (YouTube / Facebook / ncifm.com)
- November 18: Jade Turner (YouTube / Facebook / ncifm.com)
About Joey Nowyuk
Joey Nowyuk is an award-winning singer and songwriter from Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Raised by a community that instilled in him the value of culture and language, the arctic indie rocker first picked up the guitar when a travelling music workshop came to town, and inspired him to keep playing – not an easy feat when guitar strings could not even be purchased in his remote community! Nevertheless, his beat-heavy, guitar driven songs – some in Inuktitut, some in English – tell stories of his life up North, always shining a ray of optimism and hope throughout.
About Jade Turner
With a natural talent for telling stories through music, rising Canadian country artist Jade Turner continues to share and support the Indigenous culture that inspires her. Recognized for her original songwriting and stunning music videos, the member of Misipawistik Cree Nation has already established a diverse audience attracted to her energetic stage presence and singles like “Somehow Someone,” “Hangover Blues,” and “Worth.”
About sākihiwē music Thursdays
sākihiwē music Thursdays was launched on February 2, 2021 with the financial help of the Safe at Home Manitoba program. The project takes recorded performances by Indigenous artists to Indigenous families both online and off.Inuit throat singer Nikki Komaksiutiksak, country singer Desiree Dorion, the legendary C-Weed Band, mezzo-soprano opera singer Rhonda Head, singer/songwriter Billy Simard, fiddle master Patti Kusturok, and hip hop artist Mattmac entertained audiences in the first round of the project.
NCI FM reaches more than 80% of Manitoba, including 75 communities outside of Winnipeg. Close to 140,000 people tune into NCI FM each day. Please visit ncifm.com for more information.
Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) acknowledges 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 sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.