Musique Nomade

Supporting Indigenous artists in the creation and promotion of their work and their concerts

Musique Nomade is an organization that supports, produces and promotes Indigenous artists. The musical flipside of Wapikoni mobile, it has been working since 2006 to help First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals flourish through music and have their talents recognized.

The Musique Nomade team travels widely, going out to both cities and communities, connecting with Indigenous artists where they live and helping them access recording facilities. It provides free music recording production services in several languages, from English to Inuktitut to French, Atikamekw or Anishinaabemowin, and in styles ranging from hip-hop to rock and traditional music.

The organization also offers professionalization workshops, artistic residencies, networking, and a variety of tools for those who wish to develop the professional aspect of their activities and pursue music as a career. In 2018, it launched Nikamowin, a free streaming platform that encourages listeners to discover the music of both emerging and established Indigenous artists, from Canada and abroad.

Due in large part to Musique Nomade’s support in the development of their careers, several artists have made breakthroughs over the past few years. To mention but a few: Kanen, named a “Révélation Radio-Canada” for 2022-2023; Laura Niquay, winner of Indigenous Artist and Album of the Year at the 2022 Gala de l’ADISQ, and nominated in the category of Recording Artist of the Year and Rising Star at the Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards 2023; and Anachnid, named Indigenous Artist of the Year at the 2021 Gala de l’ADISQ.

Through the production of albums, videos and live shows, Musique Nomade has contributed to the progress in representation and recognition for Indigenous cultures within the music industry, as well as to artists’ growth. In a broader way, the organization is working towards the crucial revitalization of Indigenous languages and the development of the memory of those languages.

To get the latest news on Musique Nomade, have a look at their May newsletter as well as their activity report for 2022 (both in French).

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