New Music Night x sākihiwē festival
- Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 8pm
- Exquisite Ghost
- The Good Will Social Club
- 625 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- Manitoba Music
Get a monthly dose of new original local music at New Music Night, which features three Manitoba acts the first Wednesday of the month! This month's lineup was curated by sākihiwē festival...
8:45PM Gabrielle Fontaine
9:30PM Exquisite Ghost
18+ / Doors at 7:30PM / Music at 8PM
New Music Night is made possible by the support of 103.1 Virgin Radio and the SOCAN Foundation.
the sākihiwē festival was launched in 2009 as aboriginal music week to develop indigenous youth as an audience for live music. the festival presents between 20 and 30 first nation, metis, inuit, native american, and indigenous music acts each year.
Winnipeg-based Indigenous electronic artist and sonic experimenter Exquisite Ghost.
Gabrielle Fontaine is a folk-pop singer-songwriter based in Winnipeg MB. Gabrielle grew up surrounded in a strong musical environment. Her earliest exposure came through her father, Vince Fontaine, the founder and band leader of award winning bands Eagle and Hawk and Indian City. Her music was further influenced by her uncle Steve Bell, an award winning gospel musician. Throughout highschool, Gabrielle was featured in multiple Grant Park performing arts productions gaining valuable stage and production experience. Soon after, she began writing and performing her own music. Gabrielle's music reflects her personal experiences and perspectives of life, which often highlight her view through an indigenous lens. Gabrielle was a feature guest singer and songwriter on the Indian City 2018 Juno Nominated album Here & Now. She is poised to follow in the strong tradition of Manitoba's vibrant music community while fostering her talent nationally and internationally.
Rey is an Indigenous MC and singer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her consistency with making music and being involved in the community has lead her to perform at various events and venues such as; Wall to Wall, Nuit Blanche, Downtown Moves, Spence Neighbourhood Peace Rally and multiple showcases.
Rey writes about her culture, as well as the oppression and struggles that her people face. Her goal is to create an atmosphere of vulnerability and to encourage people to speak their truth. Rey came to Winnipeg homeless at 15 and had never been surrounded by an Indigenous community. Her first experience being among her people was when she was living on the streets; witnessing people her age living homeless with addictions and in similar circumstances. During this time, the walk of her life lead her to Studio 393 and she was exposed to The Winnipeg Hip Hop scene. Since then she has invested a lot of time in her musical ambitions and has turned her life around immensely.
"I speak for my people, I rap for my people, everything I do is for my people. I want to be a voice for my people; to use the voice that creator gave to me to speak my truth and spread hope that there is a path of healing for my people."