International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show

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Don’t miss the 3rd Annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show, a two-day celebration of arts and culture with a trade show, conference, live music and more live in Vancouver.

International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show

International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show

  • When: August 11-12, 2023
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St) + live stream
    • The unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
  • Tickets: Available online now for single day tickets, both days, and VIP options

Join the International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards movement as it aims to increase the national and international exposure of Indigenous urban arts performers and small businesses through live music engagement and educational conferences.

  • Red Carpet (presented by All My Relations): DJ O Show and Sly Skeeta
  • Headlining Awards Artists: Dakota Bear, Drmngnow, Christie Lee, Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz, DJ Kookum, Def-i, Rude Gang Ent, Lady Sinncere, Quanah Style, Nimkish, She-Rōze.
  • Featured Trade Show Performances (presented by Native Hip Hop Society): LOCVHONTVS, Tiago Vasquez, JayRed & Kenny Murkz, Sekawnee, Nowujalo, Pindian, The Ra11n, Valkyrie, HK, GoldKid, Feel Good Entertainment, Sly Skeeta Tawahum
  • Special Guest Judges: Blahzay Blahzay, Chip Fu, Masta Ace, Christie Lee, Rex Smallboy, Mamarudegyal MTHC
  • Hosted by: Suzette Amaya and DJ Kookum

From the organizers: “Through the execution of a music conference followed by an awards show, we will shed light on the movers and shakers who are helping shape our urban economy, by celebrating and acknowledging the dedication, community impact and artistic merit of export-ready Indigenous hip hop artists, singers, visual artists, spoken word poets, producers, deejays & more that all make up the Indigenous urban entertainment culture.”


Becoming a member of the International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show is a unique opportunity to support and promote the growth of Indigenous hip hop music and culture. Members will have access to exclusive content and opportunities to connect with artists and industry professionals. Additionally, as a special perk, all members will be added to the Indigenous Hip Hop Card Collection, which is the world’s first Indigenous hip hop exclusive collection. This collection features cards of Indigenous hip hop artists and industry professionals, highlighting their contributions to the scene. Being a part of this collection is not only a way to showcase your support for Indigenous hip hop, but also a way to preserve the history and legacy of the genre for future generations.

Follow the awards on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube for more information.

Related: Indigenous Art & Voices

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