Our REDTalks Series celebrates exceptional ideas and performances from Indigenous artists, changemakers, and leaders. Our newest REDTalk features AYSANABEE who performs two of his hottest songs and joins Red Sky Artistic Director Sandra Laronde for a conversation about his remarkable journey from journalism to music and his highly successful debut album.
Aysanabee was recently shortlisted for the 2023 Polaris Prize. He was nominated for a 2023 JUNO Award for his debut album and performed live at the 2023 Juno Awards national broadcast on CBC TV. He is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer/songwriter currently based in Toronto. Aysanabee is Oji-Cree from Sucker Clan of the Sandy Lake First Nation, a remote fly-in community in northwestern Ontario.
His debut album, Watin, released in November 2022, is named after his grandfather. Featuring the voice and stories of his grandfather, the album is both part music and part journalism, offering a singular new voice steeped in artistry and culture.
Our REDTalks Series inspire, inform, and build ongoing engagement with communities, and contribute to Indigenous cultural resurgence in Canada and around the world.