ShowtimeFriday 12:30 am
GenresElectronic, Hip-hop, Pow Wow
Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie
Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, lives in Sudbury, ON, with ties to Wikwemikong First Nation, Cape Croker, ON and Indian Brook, NS. Kiwenzie grew up on the pow wow trail and has been dancing Northern Traditional since he was two years old. “I’ve had a lot of teachers who’ve taught me about the drum and drum etiquette,” says Kiwenzie, “I’ve spent my whole life at the drums in powwows… and I’ve been making beats since I was a teenager.” His album Round Dance & Beats (Pow Wow) was nominated for Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the 2017 Juno Awards. Kiwenzie blends crisp hip-hop production with traditional pow wow singing and drumming. He produces the beats, but also often delivers the vocals tracks, which makes his style unique among a new generation of Indigenous artists exploring this powerful fusion.