Kinnie Starr Dreams Bigger
Kinnie Starr has never shied away from honest conversations about tough subjects. A passionate and articulate artist and writer, her music often speaks to the issues she cares about. Today, a new video for “Dream Bigger” continues the conversation.
“I dream bigger. I dream our grand kids will have clean water” said Kinnie Starr, adding in arecent interview with !earshot “I use rap forms and folk forms to try and communicate what I’m interested in, which is primarily the health and well being of people, and that spills out into the health and well being of the environment we occupy. Water comes to the forefront pretty quickly in the conversation.”
Sharing this brand new video – produced by her long time collaborator Hannah C, for the track that appears on Aporia Record’s release of “Kiss It” – Kinnie posted on Facebook “I love my job, in terms of making creative product that speaks to a bigger picture than simple self promotion. Check it, and share the video if you believe we can manifest a healthier planet.”
Hot damn! Check this banging new track from Mob Bounce - “Culture” live at Rock the North Benefit Jam July 2014.
Inspired by their travels, For The Light, firmly inhabits roots and blues with a nomadic wanderlust; confidently exploring other terrains from the inner cities, the back roads and all the places in between. The husband and wife songwriting team, Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish have written and produced a collection of love songs that reflects a maturing sense of storytelling. With sweet harmonies smokey wails and melodic accompaniments of ukulele, banjo, mellotron and of course Raven’s bombastic resonator guitar, this albumis something special; an eclectic tapestry of light and dark sound that is vintage and fresh all at once.
Digging Roots are formidable live – be sure to catch them on the road this summer. Get the album on iTunes and start singing along (in Anishinabemowin and English) to the brilliant title track, For the Light.
Digging Roots’ Summer Tour Dates 2014:
06/26/14 Toronto, ON
06/27/14 Midland, ON
Midland Cultural Centre
06/29/14 Quebec City, QC
07/01/14 Barrie, ON
07/11/14 – 07/13/14 Comox, BC
Vancouver Island MusicFest
07/15/14 Duncan, BC
Duncan Showroom Productions
07/17/14 – 07/20/14 Yellowknife, NWT
Folk On The Rocks
07/23/14 Regina, SK
2014 Indigenous Games
08/01/14 Spence’s Bridge, BC
N’kemin Voices of the Valley
08/06/14 Kelowna, BC
08/06/14 – 08/07/14 Wayland, MI
08/15/14 – 08/17/14 Dunster, BC
Robson Valley Music Festival
Ever the intelligent, clever, perfectly biting provocateur, Ostwelve “dropped a couple verses I dropped a couple verses dedicated to Kinder Morgan and Enbridge and their loser friends.
Listener discretion is advised…course language and deadly flows
The Cup Song is a traditional song combined with a percussive game of playing with cups. What music teacher Ken Davidson did with students Tatyanna Munkman (singer) and Alex Semple (guitar) along with all the 300 school kids’ participation in Berens River First Nation is marvellous, clever, charming, inspiring and moving. We love these kids (and their teacher!).
“When I’m gone, when I’m gone, you know you’re going to miss me when I’m gone” is sung over images of a remote place – the Berens River First Nation is 275km north of Winnipeg – that includes a landscape of broken down cars and decay on the reserve as well as and beautiful waterfront and dense woods.