Iskwé

Saturday, June 16 @ 10:40pm
Old Market Square

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH the sākihiwē festival.

Bridging cross-cultural aesthetics while exploring her own struggle to both fit into and breakaway from modern Western archetypes has been an important part of Iskwé’s artistic vision since the release of her WCMA nominated self-titled debut album in late 2013. Her debut single “Nobody Knows,” produced by Juno Award nominees The Darcys and featured in the Netflix series Between, captivated audiences by turning a stark spotlight on the more than 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women here in Canada. Iskwé garnered a win at the 2017 West Coast Music Awards for Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year and her 2017 album, The Fight Within, recently received a JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album Of The Year. By honouring her heritage, standing steadfast in her viewpoints, Iskwé’s artistry knows no bounds. Blending soulful, breathlessly delivered lyrics coloured by the many shades of human nature with a sonic palette that takes its cue from the shadowy atmospherics of the 1990s Bristol sound, Iskwé’s music revels in her strength of self and that is her true rallying cry.  

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