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Eekwol, Ila Barker premieres set for sākihiwē music Thursdays

By Alan Greyeyes | December 9, 2022

Tags: Eekwol | Ila Barker | sakihiwe music Thursdays

Hip hop emcee Eekwol and singer-songwriter Ila Barker have video premieres for sākihiwē music Thursdays scheduled for release in December.

Each video will hit the sākihiwē festival's YouTube channel and Facebook page at 12:00 pm CT with the first performance set for December 15.

About Eekwol
Eekwol (born Lindsay Knight) is a rapper/educator/activist and community motivator from the Muskoday First Nation in Saskatchewan. Her passion for hip-hop, born from the genre’s attention to political, socioeconomic, and racial inequality began at the age of 16 and soon flowered into her first independent album in 1998.

An academic as well as a musician, she dedicated her master’s studies at the University of Saskatchewan to an examination of the common themes and conventions that connect to the past and present generations of Indigenous music.

About Ila Barker
Ila Barker is a Winnipeg-based Anishinaabe and settler folk-soul musician who released her debut album, entitled Fool Under Water, in 2022.

Through her work as founding curator with AIRsessions, a series of free music workshops for youth, Barker advocates for gender equity and Indigenous representation in music. “I have found a deeper connection with my community and the Indigenous music community through my music journey,” she says.

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.