MB Live Sessions
- Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7pm - 7:30pm
- Ila Barker
- Manitoba Film & Music
ABOUT MB LIVE SESSIONS
Manitoba Film and Music and Manitoba Music are working together to launch a weekly concert series streaming on Manitoba Music's Facebook. Featuring 12 online performances, MB Live Sessions spotlights stellar local talent and supports artists impacted by COVID-19. Each virtual concert will be set in the artists homes, offering a unique glimpse into their creative lives in this era of physical distancing.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
With soul and voice well beyond her years, folk artist Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Ila is of mixed ojibwe and settler heritage with roots running deep in the prairies, bringing tones of rich history and texture to her craft. Fusing authentic and timeless notes this singer songwriter will surely connect and leave a lasting impression.
Ila has brought her craft to an array festivals and stages including the Regina Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the sākihiwē festival. In the summer of 2019 Ila opened for Jeremy Dutcher at the Indian River Festival.
In February 2020 Ila released the “Let Go” single, a collaboration with UK based artist Milan André that was recorded off the floor in one take in the northern Cree Nation of Nemaska, Quebec. She is also working on finalizing album plans for her highly anticipated follow-up EP to be released fall of 2020.