Iskwew Singers (BC/SK)
Iskwew Singers (pronounced Is-kway-yo) are a trio of award-winning Aboriginal women who create and perform songs in the plains tradition. Their songs tell stories of connection to the earth, the creator, and one another. The heartbeat of mother earth is heard in their drums, sending a message of life and culture from a people who have survived the impact of colonization.
Fara Palmer, blessed with a love of music and a powerful set of pipes, is a multiple award-winning Cree singer, Sandy Scofield, a Metis from the Saulteaux and Cree Nations, has invested a tremendous spirit, navigating and negotiating through a life dedicated to music. Krystle Pedersen is a Cree/Métis singer, dancer, musician and well-respected teacher of Métis culture.
Through Iskwew, performing with hand-drums and rattles, these powerful singers bring the songs and sounds of their rich and vibrant culture to the ears of the world.