RPM Live 008 - Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Dio Ganhdih, See Monsters, T-Rhyme
Revolutions Per Minute presents #RPMLive, a concert series showcasing the best in Indigenous music and performance from across Turtle Island. http://RPM.fm/live
RPM Live : 008
Tuesday, November 14
The Smiling Buddha (961 College St., Tkaronto)
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
Limited capacity. Advance tickets highly recommended.
Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS (BC)- **TORONTO DEBUT**
Snotty Nose Rez Kids are a hip-hop duo from the Haisla Nation of the Haislakala speaking people. Recreating their identities within their own contexts, they aim to reclaim their voices and share them with a wider audience. Zazaxsmalis, otherwise known as Yung Trybez is a writer, rapper, photographer and spoken word artist of “The People of the Snow” that is the Haisla Nation. Wa’tla’ka othethise known as Young D or "D" is a songwriter/rapper that was born and raised in Kitamaat Village. Together they are the Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Their S/T debut album was released in 2017 and in Summer 2017 they released their new mixtape, The Average Savage.
DIO GANHDIH (Oakland) - **TORONTO DEBUT**
Dio Ganhdih is a queer indigenous rapper with a heart beat based in Brooklyn, an imagination spun in upstate New York, and a nervous system best suited for the Bay Area. From deep within Mother Nature's beauterus, Dio Ganhdih, otherwise known as Heavily Falling Snow, delivers subhersive and unapologetically raw rhymes. Dio utilizes poetry and lyricism to push cultural resiliency while resisting settler-colonialism and distorting imperialist visions of her native homeland. Her latest EP "Do It Ourselves" was released in 2017.
SEE MONSTERS (BC) - **TORONTO DEBUT**
The See Monsters are Dean Hunt (DJ/Production) & Bracken Hanuse Corlett (Live-Visuals). They have been performing across Turtle Island since 2011, initially as members of Skookum Sound System and now as their current audio-visual duo. Both artists retain sonic and visual connection to their Indigenous lineage and bring forth a fused performance of Northwest Coast bass and moving light and images. They are known to transform the spaces they work in - moving fluidly from art gallery, to community space, to dance floor. Dean has been DJing and producing music for 15+ years. He digs into the realms of bass music with a heavy Northwest Coast influence. He also practices full-time as a contemporary artist working within the Heiltsuk traditions of painting and carving. Bracken comes from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations and works in a variety of media including digital design, painting and sculpture. He has recently been creating stories and drawings for 2D and 3D animation.
Using the spirit and sound of golden era hip-hop T-Rhyme's music shines a spotlight on her poetry and life experiences. Pride in her Cree/Dene background has served as inspiration for her rhymes and motivated her to become a role model for others in her community. Growing up in northern Saskatchewan she once felt isolated and far away from Canada's burgeoning hip-hop scene. Today she's at the forefront, carrying her First Nations identity into the recording studio and onto the stage. For over a decade she's been brandishing her skills with the mic and using the stage as a platform to empower young Indigenous women. As she says it, “I ain’t a new school rapper. I’m a veteran poet.” Her debut EP, "Diary of a Mad Red Woman" was released in 2016.