acākosīk is both a new album and an immersive live experience where rock-show meets the unexpected.
iskwē creates a bold and adventurous sound of electronic and alternative rock, with a mesmerizing live experience that is intense, powerful, emotional, intimate and yet vast. With a four-piece alt-electro band, choreographed dancers, costumes, visual projections, soundscapes, and powwow singers, the show is meant to be an immersive experience. “I want my audience to enter into a space that is open and inclusive for everyone. A space where we come together in a safe and thoughtful way. So we all walk away feeling good,” says iskwē.
Bring an open mind. Bring an open heart. Bring your earplugs.
iskwē is a Juno Award nominee for Indigenous Album of the Year (2018) and winner of the WCMA Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year (2017). A personal sense of community and ancestral curiosity has enabled iskwē, of cree and Métis decent, to enlighten, inspire, unsettle and entertain audiences around the world. iskwē now calls Hamilton home, where she lives with her family.
iskwē’s new album acākosīk (pronounced acha-ko-suk) – The Stars – ᐊᒐᑯᓯᐠ will be released on November 8, 2019.
“ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL LIVE PERFORMERS IN THIS COUNTRY” – Tom Power, CBC q
“A MESMERIZING ALT-ELECTRONIC POP SINGER WHO TELLS IT LIKE IT IS” – Billboard Magazine
“A CROSS-CULTURAL MOSAIC OF ELECTRONICA, INDIGENOUS AND ROCK SONIC TEXTURES, BUILDING UP TO CATHARTIC CHORUSES HELD FIRM THROUGHOUT BY iskwē’ PENETRATING VOICE.” – Ride The Tempo
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