sākihiwē festival Announces 2018 Artist Lineup

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The sākihiwē festival returns this summer for three days of music and culture featuring Indigenous performers from many nations. Formerly Aboriginal Music Week and presented by aboriginal music manitoba (amm), the newly-named festival runs June 15 to 17 in Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg.

This year’s lineup includes performances by more than 20 Indigenous performers from territories across Turtle Island, from places like Wolastoq First Nation on the east coast and Yellowknife in on the northern coast, and territories further away like New Zealand, as well as many local artists. 

Manitoba-based artists set to play this year include award-winning hip hop artist Hellnback, recent Indigenous Music Award winner Desiree Dorion, electronic duo Akylla, youth-driven hip hop hotbed Studio 393, alt-pop act Sonia Eidse, indie artist Wanda Wilson, roots blues songwriter Richard Inman, singer/songwriter Tara Williamson, and more. 

The festival is also teaming up with Jazz Winnipeg to present Manitoba-born, Hamilton based artist Iskwé and emerging local R&B songwriter Sebastian Gaskin at Old Market Square during Jazz Fest's opening weekend. 

Other performers include music legend Keith Secola, JUNO-winning act from Nunavut Quantum Tangle, operatically-trained Jeremy Dutcher, and Māori group Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura.

The festival bring the music to the people, with performers hitting stages at block parties in three Winnipeg neighbourhoods so that Indigenous families can walk to the concerts. Each block party is free, and features free activities for kids and free barbecue.

SCHEDULE

Grand Entry presented by Section 35
Friday, June 15, 2018
The Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Avenue
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
18+ | I.D. Req'd
Tix: $10+tax advance/door
Purchase Tix: http://smarturl.it/grandentrytix

10:00 p.m.: DJ Ariel
11:00 p.m.: DJ Ren
12:00 a.m.: Akylla
1:00 a.m.: DJ Ariel

Turtle Island Block Party presented by NCI FM
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Turtle Island Recreation Centre, 510 King Street
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
All Ages | Family Friendly
Free concert | Free BBQ | Free activities for kids | Bring lawn chairs
Community partner: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

12:00 p.m.: Iron Hide
1:00 p.m.: Studio 393
2:00 p.m.: Victoria Inglis, Sonia Eidse, Wanda Wilson
3:00 p.m. Burnstick
4:00 p.m.: Desiree Dorion
5:00 p.m. Jason Tuesday

Central Park Block Party presented by APTN
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Central Park, 400 Edmonton Street
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
All Ages | Family Friendly
Free concert | Free BBQ | Free activities for kids | Bring lawn chairs
Community partner: Central Neighbourhoods

12:00 p.m.: Community performers
1:00 p.m.: Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura
2:00 p.m.: T-Rhyme
3:00 p.m.: Sebastian Gaskin
4:00 p.m.: Quantum Tangle
5:00 p.m.: Jeremy Dutcher (trio)
6:00 p.m.: Community performers

Jazz Winnipeg and the sākihiwē festival present Iskwé
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Old Market Square, 275 Bannatyne Avenue
10:40 p.m.
All Ages | Family Friendly
Free concert

Turtle Island Block Party presented by Red Rising Magazine
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Turtle Island Recreation Centre, 510 King Street
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All Ages | Family Friendly
Free concert | Free BBQ | Free activities for kids | Bring lawn chairs
Community partner: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

12:00 p.m.: Hellnback
1:00 p.m.: T-Rhyme
2:00 p.m.: Celeigh Cardinal
3:00 p.m.: Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura
4:00 p.m.: Jeremy Dutcher (solo)
5:00 p.m.: Quantum Tangle

Spence Neighbourhood Block Party presented by APTN
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, 430 Langside Street
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All Ages | Family Friendly
Free concert | Free BBQ | Free activities for kids | Bring lawn chairs
Community partner: Spence Neighbourhood Association

12:00 p.m.: Studio 393
1:00 p.m.: Tara Williamson
2:00 p.m.: Richard Inman
3:00 p.m.: Desiree Dorion
4:00 p.m.: Iskwé
5:00 p.m.: Keith Secola

Jazz Winnipeg and the sākihiwē festival present Sebastian Gaskin
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Old Market Square, 275 Bannatyne Avenue
8:00 p.m.
All Ages | Family Friendly
Free concert

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