Shawnee Kish

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Shawnee Kish`s introduction to the therapeutic power of music occurred at a tender age. From the moment she was born, Shawnee was determined to be a performer, and at the age of twelve, she embarked on her musical journey. Music soon became a source of inner strength for the Two Spirit soulful singer, enabling her to stand firm in her personal power. In 2022, Shawnee obtained her inaugural JUNO Award nomination for Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year, was listed on the long list for the Edmonton Music Prize in 2021 and signed a label agreement with Amelia Recordings. In 2020, CBC`s Searchlight talent competition crowned her the champion. Furthermore, her performance at the World Expo in Dubai in 2020 is evidence of her global appeal, and her recognition as one of North America`s top gender-bending artists by MTV. Billboard recognized her as an artist to keep an eye on, and she consistently employs her music as a tool for empowerment.Shawnee`s artistry is unmistakably influenced by the dynamic vocal stylings of female icons including Melissa Etheridge, Etta James, Nina Simone, and Amy Winehouse. Her chart-topping releases showcase deeply personal and poignant lyrics that are rooted in the power of healing, resonating with both herself and her listeners. As a proud Two Spirit Mohawk and advocate for her Indigenous and LGBTQ2+ communities, Shawnee has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Alicia Keys. In 2021, her EP tackled themes of personal struggles and the transformative power of self-discovery. Through her music, Shawnee invites us to embrace our true selves, let go of past regrets, and ignite a brighter future. Undoubtedly, Shawnee has established herself as an artist with a clear vision, having illuminated stages across North America throughout 2022. Presently, she is diligently engaged in crafting yet another EP, with its release scheduled for June 2023. In addition, Shawnee is dedicatedly committed to continuing her association with the We Matter Campaign and Kids Help Phone. Her artistic endeavors aim to empower the youth, endowing them with a sense of strength and hope through music