ShowtimeTo Be Announced
GenresFolk, Hip-hop, Rhythm & Blues, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word
Leonard Sumner is an Anishinaabe MC/singer/songwriter from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation, located in Interlake Region of Manitoba. He provides perspective from a voice often unheard and overlooked in the traditional music communities: truthful, insightful, and providing a new sound straight from ‘the Rez’. He blends hip-hop, country and rhythm & blues with a message of social justice, Indigenous rights, and empowerment. After making a name for himself in the hip-hop community, Sumner picked up an acoustic guitar and began to merge hip-hop delivery with other musical influences. Through captivating live performances, Sumner has proven himself to be a powerful, unique voice that NLFB is proud to amplify.