The Beat

imagineNATIVE’s annual concert moves worldwide and online!
Presented in partnership with the Tkaronto Music Festival, this evening will feature international, national, and local Indigenous musicians from across the globe from many genres PLUS some of the top music videos of 2020! Don’t miss a special surprise announcement!
Maxida Märak has entered the public space with thunder and crashes. Few may have escaped her frequent presence on playlists and live stages, as well as in our television sets and newspapers. She produces hip hop in a unique and innovative way where Sápmi is always the norm. She mixes hard rap, hooky choruses and heavy electronic beats with her magical yoik. Something that very few in the world have experimented with before.
Originally from Maliotenam in northeastern Quebec, singer-songwriter Shauit sings in Innu, his native language as well as in French and English. Merging traditional Innu music with folk and reggae, he offers honest, committed songs filled with true emotion and personal experiences. Since the release of his last album in 2018, Shauit has toured throughout the four corners of the world  where he has conquered a loyal audience with his hybrid, innovative approach. Shauit is a proud representative of Native culture around the world.
Once A Tree is an electronic music duo made up of producer Hayden Wolf and Cree and Anishinaabe singer/songwriter Jayli Wolf. With heartfelt lyrics forged from their personal experiences, the couple released their award-winning debut album ‘phoenix’ in november of 2017. ​The two met while leaving the doomsday religion they were both raised in. They fell in love and began writing folk music in a small valley town near the canadian rockies. The two began to evolve their sound, infusing mellow beats with dream pop melodies. Once a Tree was born.
Ila Barker – Host
With soul and voice well beyond her years, folk artist Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Ila is of mixed Anishinaabe and settler heritage with roots running deep in the prairies, bringing tones of rich history and texture to her craft. Fusing authentic and timeless notes this singer songwriter will surely connect with her audience and leave a lasting impression. Currently, Ila is working on new tunes to be released in 2020.
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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.