Street closures around the NAC during the Santa Claus Parade
Leonard Sumner

Leonard Sumner is an Anishinaabe MC/Singer/Songwriter from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation, located in Interlake Region of Manitoba. He provides perspective from a voice often unheard and over-looked in the traditional music communities: truthful, insightful, and providing a new sound straight from ‘the Rez’.

His music is best described as a fusion of hip-hop, country and rhythm and blues. His lyrics are intricate and honest, combined with his message and heart, massage into a raspy flow that growls with a bittersweet existential angst. On stage, he captivates crowds with a guitar slung over his shoulder, singing and rhyming to the beats, allowing his style to be enjoyed by people who typically ‘aren’t into rap.’

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Leonard Sumner
Leonard Sumner
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