The Sound of Sáphmi presented by MTA Production at The International Indigenous Music Summit, Canada
The International Indigenous Music Summit (IIMS) is a unique annual gathering that amplifies Indigenous voices with a commitment to artists, knowledge keepers, and community builders, along with key invited allies and cultural innovators. Over five days Indigenous artists and the music industry come together to honour tradition and forge new paths, through curated musical showcases, networking activities, panels and ceremony.
The Summit provides Indigenous artists in all musical genres with an International platform to advance their careers in a culturally appropriate and supportive environment. Each showcase features live performances filmed from artists’ respective territories. The showcase performances are one aspect of this year’s virtual programming, which also includes the Giiwewizh series, 16 original mini docs directed by Sarain Fox.
Showcase-föreställningarna är en aspekt av årets virtuella programmering, som också inkluderar Giiwewizh-serien, 16 original mini-dokument regisserade av Sarain Fox.
In partnership with MTA Production sponsored by Export Music Sweden, ”The Sounds of Sápmi” showcase artists june 10:th, include Sara Ajnnak, Vildá, Mari Boine, Sofia Jannok and Torgeir Vassvik.
In partnership with Folk Alliance International, artists from the USA include Black Belt Eagle Scout, Byron Nicholai, Cary Morin, Def-i, Kalyn Fay, Kim Moberg, Sihasin and Thea Hopkins.
In partnership with Fluvial, Latina Productions, Futuro Libre and Uma Nota Latin American artists include AMAHIRO, Banda La Tribu, Brisa Flow, Arquesta Del SolSoul, Kunumi MC, Memnxi Kiwe, Mujeres del Viento Florido and Victor Cifuentes.
Artists from so-called Australia include Aodhan, CLOE TERARE, Kee'ahn, Matalja, Southeast Desert Metal and The Yorke Band.
This year’s theme for the IIMS is Giiwewizh, (pronounced Gi-weh-wish) an Anishinaabe word which can be translated as “to take or carry home”. The programming will highlight the relationships between land, creativity and identity. Under this theme, the Summit will focus on community building and empowerment while creating and sharing opportunities for career advancement and the broadening of creative profiles within national and global marketplaces.
-The Summit is an opportunity for us to strengthen our connections and share our common experiences as Indigenous peoples,” says ShoShona Kish, Executive and Artistic Director of the International Indigenous Music Summit. “These International Spotlights will honour and celebrate the voices, stories and traditional ancestral lands of Indigenous people from around the globe.”
The Summit will broadcast June 8-12 from traditional unceded Algonquin territory at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, ON.