Monthly Archives: June 2022

Anishinabe Onkwehonwe band Digging Roots release their 4th album “Zhawenim”

Digging Roots’ new album features themes from residential schools to reclamation, climate change to baamaadziwin (the good life). Co-produced with Hill Kourkoutis, Zhawenim, which means to love unconditionally in Anishinaabemowin, the album looks beyond the current political landscape to a future that waits to be claimed by the next generations.

Listen and order physical copies at or stream now exclusively on Rising Indigenous Voices Radio.

Tlingit and Haida rapper Air Jazz (Arias Hoyle) releases “Hooligan (Remix)”

Arias Hoyle, also known as Air Jazz, has just released the new track “Hooligan (Remix),” that features a perfect cultural blend of his heritage. Hoyle, who is half African-American, about a quarter Tlingit and a quarter Native American (Blackfoot and Cherokee), began writing raps around the age of 10 and learned Lingít in middle school. This led him to the creation of beats using Garage Band in middle school, ultimately creating his signature sound of speaking and rapping in both the Lingít and English language. Check out his new single below now streaming exclusively on Rising Indigenous Voices Radio.

Haida Indigenous and mixed descent artist Carsen Gray releases “Everything is Bless”

Carsen Gray is an award-winning Haida and mixed descent singer and songwriter. Performing since she was a young girl, she decided to pursue singing after her infamous performance of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” at Canada’s Wonderland. She received high praised and gained the attention of Bobby Taylor, a Vancouver-based producer known within the music industry as being one of the first to gain exposure for Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. Gray has recently released her new single “Everything is Bless” that showcases her soulful singing voice.