Iskwé – new Track „Soldier“

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I have always gravitated towards darker, deep-cut, bottom-heavy sounds, it’s what resonates with my creativity – politically charged lyrics, dark soulful R&B rhythms, electronic flourishes, and trip hop breakbeats. I believe this is captured fully on my new single Soldier – Soundcloud/Spotify.

It’s impossible to know what shape our planet will be in several generations down the road. What I do know is that we need to do better. Soldier is for all the protectors of our land, our water and our future generations. If you’d like to read more about the single, Exclaim! Magazine has the premiere piece. The single comes from my new album The Fight Within, out October 13 2017.

While my music is undoubtedly a source of deep, personal strength for me, it is also a form of protest––protest against the continued hardships of the North American Indigenous community, protest against flippant legislature failing to protect our lands and waterways, and protest against fallout women face when speaking out on issues within the music industry.

I speak my mind about my culture and gender. I’ve never been timid or shy about addressing those sorts of topics in my music because that’s not my spirit – I was raised to be loud about the things I believe in! I intend to honor my heritage and stand steadfast in my viewpoints while creating music that rings true to to myself as an artist.“

Ekosani

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TOUR DATES

August 19 – Harvest Sun Music Fest, Kelwood, MB

August 20 – Riverfest Elora, Elora, ON

August 30 – Montebello Park, Saint Catharines, ON

Sept 30 – Howling Moons Festival, Hamilton, ON

Oct 5 – The Biltmore, Vancouver, BC

Oct 6 – Lucky, Victoria, BC

Oct 7 – Queens, Nanaimo, BC

Oct 12 – Sunfest, London, ON

Oct 13 – West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Oct 14 – Great Hall Toronto (guest feature)

Oct 19/29 – Canada C3

Nov 2 – DSTRCT, Guelph, ON

Nov 10 – The Carleton, Halifax, NS

Nov 12 – Hart House, UofT, Toronto, ON

Nov 12 – GLGA Flashback Gala, Toronto, ON (private event)

Nov 16 – The Casbah, Hamilton, ON

Nov 17 – Phog Lounge, Windsor, ON

Nov 18 – The Rivoli, Toronto, ON

Nov 23 – National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON