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Ila Barker and Nimkish © Tiffany Spence and Nimkish

AIRsessions Workshop: Ila Barker and Nimkish

Season 3 | Episode 3

Zoom webinar
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Ila Barker and Nimkish © Tiffany Spence and Nimkish
Indigenous arts Music Singer/Songwriter Pop Workshops

Zoom event

Artist-in Residence Ila Barker is joined by Nimkish.

Nimkish is a rising Indigiqueer pop artist based out of Vancouver, B.C. Her first album, Heartbreak On The Coast, was released on August 30th, 2019. The debut album charted #1 on the CiTR Discorder Charts the week of its release, and has since received national radio play on CBC Reclaimed. Nimkish writes from a personal place and of the many trials of life and heartbreak. Her raw lyricism is seamlessly intertwined with catchy pop melodies, and is backed by a smooth blend of Pop, R&B, and Electronic Music.

After the humble success of Heartbreak On The Coast, Nimkish is almost ready to share new music with the world. The second album, Damage Control, is a snapshot of the young artist’s life as she moved through the uncertainty brought by the last few years. It’s an incredibly vulnerable and honest album about navigating grief, escapism, isolation, and the state of the world. Nimkish experiments with a fresh, new sound as she leaves the Heartbreak On The Coast era behind and gracefully welcomes a new one. Her long awaited second project is to be released in 2021.

Register to participate in this small-group online session to learn about how these artists make music and to share your questions and musical ideas. Priority registration to Indigenous youth aged 13 to 25. Other participants accepted if space is available.

The workshop will take place on Zoom. To register and for more information, please contact Ila at ilabarkermusic@gmail.com.

This series is presented as part of the NAC Music Alive Program: Manitoba, in partnership with the sākihiwē festival, Music for Life, Indigenous Music Development Program at Manitoba Music and Canada Council for the arts.

This live performance adheres to the health and safety guidelines of the region in which it was recorded.

Ila Barker and Nimkish © Tiffany Spence and Nimkish