Performing This Year

aboriginal music manitoba (amm) would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, and amiskusees: semaganis worme family foundation for their financial support of the 2018 edition of the sākihiwē festival.

amm would also like to acknowledge the in-kind support of nci fm and ogichidaa arts.

the sākihiwē festival is made possible by partnerships with the spence neighbourhood association, central neighbourhoods, ma mawi wi chi itata centre, and jazz winnipeg.

note: amm has been instructed to use standard roman orthography (sro) to write the name of the festival because it's in cree. sro has no capital letters and amm has adopted this format for its website and social media posts.

Artist/Group

desiree dorion

desiree dorion's fourth studio album, tough street, is a beautiful and humble homage to her upbringing. this is her most personal and honest work yet. the album compiles "darkly beautiful and introspective songs ... [her] best recorded vocals yet," (bruce leperre, 730 ckdm). her...

iskwé

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 western canadian music award (wcma) nominated self-titled debut album in late...

jeremy dutcher

performer, composer, activist, musicologist — these roles are all infused into his art and way of life. his music, too, transcends boundaries: unapologetically playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the traditional songs of his home,and teeming...

mob bounce

mob bounce is an "alter-native" hip hop group from the bulkley valley in british columbia's northern interior. the boys reference their cultural identity is almost all the songs they write. they also use their guitar playing acumen and drumming skills to take their electronic dance music...

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quantum tangle

fusing of old-world sounds and new-world flair, greyson gritt and tiffany ayalik are embracing their blended backgrounds. combining their talents of throat singing, haunting melodies and traditional legends, the juno award winning pair are excited to present a mix of flavours from across...

sebastian gaskin

sebastian gaskin is an up and coming musician based out of winnipeg, manitoba, canada. he started making music at 12 years of age, and quickly realized that music was an excellent outlet to help him release his negative feelings in a productive matter and to stay out of trouble. he released...