Sunday May 21, 2017

IsKwé picks some of her favourite musical talent

IsKwé talks about some of her favourite artists this week's episode of Unreserved.

IsKwé talks about some of her favourite artists this week's episode of Unreserved. (IsKwé / Facebook)

IsKwé picks some of her favourite musical talent. Many artists have helped IsKwé form her passion for music over the years.

Here's some of her favourites:

Cris Derksen

Smile at Me

IsKwé said she first heard the song on CBC's documentary series 8th Fire. After hearing the song, she said she felt inspired.

Cris Derksen, cellist

Cellist and composer Cris Derksen's new album is called Cris Derksen Orchestral Pow Wow. (RedWorks)

"It really hit my heart and I really love the way she as an artist blends classical music with electronic sounds."

Kinnie Starr

Another's Gone

The song is a remake of Another One Bites the Dust by Queen.

For IsKwé, she found an appreciation for Starr because of the new ground she's battled as an Indigenous female emcee.

Kinnie Starr

Kinnie Starr's music, blends hip hop and alternative rock and has been described as "hip hop aggro groove". (Robin Gartner)

She said the song makes her feel relaxed but also leaves her questing something at the same time.

"It just kind of gives this spooky quality."

"I love that feeling. it's something that makes me think that there's something more to it than meets the eye."

Other favourites

IsKwé also pulls inspiration from Kristi Lane Sinclair and Saulteaux singer Jayli Wolf and her husband and musical partner Hayden John Wolf.

Hear more on this week's episode of Unreserved.