The Jeremy White Show welcomes Aysanabee!
In less than a year, Aysanabee has gone from releasing his debut album, the powerful interweaving of generations, memory and storytelling of Watin, to arriving centre stage in his career with prestigious nominations, non-stop touring, and a team committed to raising the new artist’s singular voice and perspective into the mainstream.
From making history as the first Indigenous artist to reach the #1 spot at Canadian Alternative Rock Radio, to performing a deeply moving tribute, standing in front of the portrait of his grandfather and album namesake, at the Polaris Music Prize Gala, Aysanabee has traveled an impressive distance from unsigned artist to internationally touring, award-winning breakout. And so, what comes next?
Here and Now, Aysanabee’s new EP out NOW, gives an emphatic answer as the artist embarks on a different path.
Stream HERE AND NOW, here: https://aysanabee.lnk.to/HereandNowEM
He joins me for the first time to discuss his rise in the music business, growing up not knowing he was Native and why his mother hid his identity from him. We also discuss how some people might see using stories of residential schools and indigenous tragedy as "capitalism" and profiting! PLUS how people claiming to be native could be taking advantage of ingenous music grants and much more!