You Are Not Alone
People In The Dark
SONGS AND TITLES
Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone Aqua Nibii embodies a beautiful mixture of Ojibwe, Irish, and French heritage. She thoughtfully crafts each song from her life experience as an Anishinaabe Kwe. Her lyrics tell the story of her overcomings of addiction, violence, homelessness, and intergenerational trauma. The melodies she creates soothe what was once her pain and is now her soul music made of magic.
Aqua shares her medicine music in circle, ceremony, and on stage. She has been fortunate to tour First Nations Reservations across western Canada, where she spoke to the power of storytelling. A true storyteller herself, she has been a truth seeker and speaker. This is apparent in the countless teachings she’s given at schools, colleges and universtities, as well as non-profit and corporate organizations all over the country. Her impact reaches far beyond the moments she’s with a group or in a space. So much needed reflection and reconciliation has been inspired by this artist’s way of being and sharing.
Aqua is a solo artist and the creator of her band Red Rhythm & Blues, where she is the lead vocalist, hand drummer, and manager. She knew she would need some other creators to help share her learnings with the world...that’s when Aqua recruited the likes of gifted multi-instrumentalist Valentina Morelli and award-winning Métis violinist Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuck. Together they’ve had the incredible opportunity to collaborate with amazing organizations and bring Aqua’s unique take on IndigiBlues Music at events like First Nations Live at The Royal Ontario Museum, The Red Revue at Cherry Cola’s Rock ’N’ Rolla Cabaret and Lounge, and Vibrant Brampton South Asian Arts & Cultural
Festival at Garden Square. More recently Red Rhythm & Blues honoured our ancestors and played Aqua’s tribute song for the lost and stolen children, Come On Home, at the Indigenous Legacy Gathering at Nathan Phillips Square in 2021.
Now they’re getting ready to release their debut album Alive. 11 tracks to recognize how inifinite the universal language of love is. Aqua was very fortunate to receive the OAC Music Recording Grant and was not only the visionary for Alive but also the producer. The official release will be in Waawaaskone Giizis 2023.
For bookings please contact Aqua directly: [email protected]
In a truly Canadian cultural mash-up, Syrian refugee children living at an airport hotel were treated to First Nations songs and drumming Saturday as a way to help them understand their new country more deeply. Read More on thestar.com