The Beat W/ DJ Shub, Nimkish, Indigo

imagineNATIVE’s annual concert moves worldwide and online! Presented in partnership with 50/50 Collective, this evening will feature international, national, and local Indigenous musicians from across the globe from many genres PLUS some of the top music videos and performances of 2021! We will be announcing the winner of the 2021 Harmonize Mentorship, so you don’t want to miss this special announcement! The Harmonize Mentorship includes a grand prize of $10,000 cash contribution from Slaight Music, $10,000 of in-kind equipment rental from MBS Equipment Company, and in-kind support from Nagamo and Universal.

Host: Suzette Amaya

Suzette Amaya, is Kwakwak wakw, Cree, Nisga, Coast Salish of the GwaSala-Nakwaxda’xw Nation, living in Vancouver. Passionate about inspiring Indigenous Peoples she is a Reality TV Star (Big Brother Canada), Radio Host (ThinkNDN 100.5fm CFRO), Entrepreneur (Suzette Amaya Lashes) and Motivational Speaker (Waniskawin).

Headlining Artist: DJ Shub

Considered to be the Godfather of PowWowStep, DJ-producer Shub, whose real name is Dan General, continues to forge ahead as a pioneer of a growing genre of music. At the forefront of many other producers he has inspired, Shub has stood on his own since winning a Juno Award with A Tribe Called Red in 2014 – performing all over North America and sharing stages with some of the biggest recording artists in today’s industry.

Shub, who is a Mohawk of the Six Nations reserve located in Ontario, Canada is also a husband and father. Since the creation of PowWowStep, he has grown more aware of the Indigenous way of life through his music and merged his heritage with his craft, something most musicians aren’t able to say they’ve done.

Artist: Nimkish

To fully immerse in the multitudes of Indigenous rising star Nimkish is to honour the past, look ahead to the future, and bask in the resplendent present all at once. The Vancouver-based marvel-in-the-making is fearless in her lyricism, confronting anti-Indigenous racism and colonial violence alongside other hard subjects like anxiety, grief and heartache.

Artist: INDIGO

Pop vocalist and songwriter, Indigo, is taking space in the music scene to deliver girl power pop for the new generation. Toronto born and bred, the proud Métis singer is coming off of some early career successes, which includes winning the iN Bullseye 2018 grand prize of $10,000 awarded by Slaight Music and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

Harmonize Mentorship Prize will be announced at this event.

Harmonize Mentorship supported by:

With additional support from: MBS Equipment Company, Nagamo, and Universal.

Thank you to the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of the 2021 presentation of The Beat!

HST EXEMPTION: For Status card holders, please email if you wish to use your Status card to purchase packages or tickets online. Otherwise, you can visit the imagineNATIVE Box Office in person starting October 18 and present your Status card when purchasing tickets or packages.