KRISTI LANE SINCLAIR
Fierce and feisty, Haida/Cree singer-songwriter Kristi Lane Sinclair is emblematic of a new wave of Canadian indigenous artists who are turning perceptions upside down. Raised in British Columbia’s backwaters, and drawing more from a DIY/indie aesthetic than traditional or mainstream music, Sinclair’s musical roots create a darkly intoxicating mix of grunge, folk and classical. Her smoky folk is rich and orchestral, underpinned with alternately snarling guitars and warm strings. Watch her six-part documentary series airing on APTN (Aboriginal People’s Television Network), “Face the Music” follows Kristi’s journey as she releases and tours her music. Her “sonic acoustic” and fourth album, “The Ability to Judge Distance“, came out in 2017. Look for her new album, entitled “Break“.
by Kristi Lane Sinclair
SATB a cappella – CP 2153 – duration 3:50
Hauntingly beautiful, mournful, powerful, extremely relevant and from the pen of an Indigenous Canadian woman – this song deals with a very difficult subject in a subtle way. It’s an exquisite marriage of text and music. Without “preaching”, the message is soft and compelling.
“Woman” was written to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women. “Woman” is a call to action; for love and protection going forward. KS
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