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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg artist, musician, poet and writer, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the boundaries between story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity. The band supporting Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is made up of Cris Derksen (Juno nominated, Cree cellist), Ansley Simpson(Nishanabeeg singer-songwriter and Best New Artist at the Indigenous Music Awards in 2018) and Nick Ferrio (Cree singer-songwriter / guitarist).  Her latest album, f(l)ight, was released in 2016. f(l)ight is a compelling collection of story-songs that effortlessly interweaving Simpson's complex poetics and multi-layered stories of the land, spirit, and body with lush acoustic and electronic arrangements.


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