sākihiwē music Thursdays with Logan Staats
Logan Staats joins sākihiwē music Thursdays with a four-song video performance for audiences online and an hour-long concert for the radio listeners in NCI FM country on February 24.
His video will premiere for free on the indigenous-cloud.com website at 12pm CST. It will also be available on the sākihiwē festival's YouTube channel and Facebook page on March 3.
Radio lovers can tune in at 7:00 pm CST on the FM dial in Manitoba or online at ncifm.com for a full hour of original songs.
- February 24: Logan Staats (indigenous-cloud.com / ncifm.com/listen-live)
- March 3: Logan Staats (YouTube / Facebook)
About Logan Staats
An evocative testament to rock’s cathartic spirit, veracious Mohawk singer-songwriter Logan Staats’ new album A Light in the Attic is a healing salve. Since returning home to Six Nations of the Grand River after jaunts to Nashville and Los Angeles, following his success on The Launch, Staats has been able to create music authentically again, reclaiming his sound through honest storytelling and unvarnished, sometimes painful reflection. Staats sings of reconciliation, of recovery from addiction, of surviving intergenerational trauma, and of convalescence after despair. “I wanted to bring my songwriting back to the medicine inside of music, to the medicine inside of reclamation,” he says.
Home is at the heart of A Light in the Attic. It was recorded at Staats’ apartment, at Six Nations recording studio Jukasa, and at downtown Brantford’s Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. Says Staats, “My nation and my community are in every chord I play and every note I sing. They’ve saved me.”
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.
About Indigenous Cloud
Indigenous Cloud is a music and arts hosting platform that is designed to help preserve and celebrate Indigenous created visual and audio art. These features are crucial for independent and signed recording artists. In addition to our streaming services, Indigenous Cloud also has a state of the art recording studio that is awaiting the creation of your next masterpiece. Another core component of Indigenous Cloud is distribution. For artists looking to get their work out there, the solution is Indigenous Cloud. Hosting the largest collection of Indigenous made recordings, you will be in good company on Indigenous Cloud.
About NCI FM
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.