Manitoba Music Sending Indigenous Artists to New York for Prestigious Showcase

Manitoba Music Sending Indigenous Artists to New York for Prestigious Showcase

Leonard Sumner
Manitoba-based Anishinaabe MC and singer/songwriter Leonard Sumner (MANITOBA MUSIC)

Two Manitoba Indigenous musicians are part of a foursome headed to New York City next month as part of Manitoba Music’s Indigenous Music Development Program.

Manitoba-based Anishinaabe MC and singer/songwriter Leonard Sumner, Winnipeg-born and Hamilton-based electronic pop artist Iskwe, Montreal-based “Polar pop” act Elisapie, and JUNO-nominated DJ/producer DJ Shub will hit NYC showcase stages during the event, October 3-5.

The event, Northern Beat at Mondo.NYC: An Indigenous New Music Showcase, will be Manitoba Music’s first time collaborating with Mondo.NYC, meant to promote and raise the profile of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit artists.

IMDP was launched in 2004 to help First Nation, Metis, and Inuit people develop sustainable careers in the music industry. The program is supported by the Manitoba government and Manitoba Film & Music.

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