MB Live Sessions

By Ila Barker

Presented by Manitoba Film & Music 
Featuring Ila Barker
Thursday May 28 at 7PM

Manitoba Film & Music and Manitoba Music are working together for a weekly concert series. 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. 

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. 

The series will be produced by Manitoba Music with support from the production team The Village Idiots. 

April 16 | Rayannah
April 23 | Noah Derksen
April 30 | Amber Epp Music
May 7 | HellnbacK
May 14 | Micah Erenberg
May 21 | Mobina Galore 
May 28 | Ila Barker
June 4 | Zuki
June 11 | Sierra Noble
June 18 | JayWood
June 25 | Cara Luft
July 2 | Ghost Twin

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