This past week, Iskwé has released a new single, “The Unforgotten” which features Tanya Tagaq. Since the song premiered, it was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple’s Breaking Alternative and Best of the Week. Iskwé shares thoughts on the single,
“This is a community song that’s meant to be shared by all people – a round dance where everyone holds the hand of the person next to them, forming a circle that connects us with our ancestors, as one,” says Iskwé. “The current climate of events for Indigenous people is not lost on me, and makes me feel that much stronger releasing this bad boy now.”
Iskwé has recently received her first JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album of the Year for her 2017 album, The Fight Within. On top of this, she has been announced as a performer for the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle which is presented by SOCAN in association with Canadian Music Publishers Association and takes place Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the Orpheum, Vancouver, and hosted by Jann Arden and Bob Rock. Grab tickets HERE.
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