To see Iskwé (pron: iss-kway, "woman" in Cree) unify riveting electronic trip-hop beats with her Cree/Dene/Irish spirit is to witness a revolutionary way of moving through the world. Listen to her powerful lyrics. It's clear this Winnipeg-born, singer/songwriter means business. She tackles the weighty truths of Canada’s colonial past, looks unflinchingly at the future, and shines a bright light on the gut wrenching loss of missing and murdered Indigenous women: “I won’t let you look away anymore.” She won’t let you, and you won’t want to.

Influenced by risk takers such as Bjork, David Bowie and Erykah Badu, IsKwé explores cross-cultural teachings and political ideology to discover “where self fits into community.” Her music reaches out to bring you in.

CBC Music has named her one of the top 10 artists to watch, and she's nominated for the 2018 Juno Indigenous Music Album of the Year award for The Fight Within.

This rising voice is not to be missed!  

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Make Way for Love Tour
with special guest Tiny Ruins
Biltmore Cabaret

Thursday, March 29, 2018


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The Vancouver Folk Music Festival – July 13, 14, 15, 2018 – Jericho Beach Park


Thank you, Vancouver!

You've voted us "Best Local Music Festival" for the 6th year in a row.
The 22nd annual Georgia Straight "Best of Vancouver 2017" poll has just been announced – and we are thrilled and honoured to be your #1 music fest pick.

This is the cherry on top of VFMF's 40th anniversary. We are supported by an amazing community of folks without whom the festival would not be able to happen. To everyone who participated, volunteered, performed, attended – and voted – for the VFMF, you are "The Best."
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