Emma Stevens

    Sixteen year old Emma Stevens, from Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia, sings a cover of Blackbird by The Beatles entirely in the Mi’Kmaq language. Her YouTube video marking the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages has had nearly half a million views since it was uploaded in late April 2019 and led to an interview on CBC’s As It Happens on May 1st 2019 and now regular airplay. In May of 2019 Emma was invited to perform at the Inaugural International Assembly of the Habitat division of the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya for more than 1000 leaders and policy makers from around the world. Emma is presently working on a variety of musical projects including original songs, music videos, and a number of performances including an appearance in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, for National Aboriginal Day, 2019. Find the CBC Interview and view the video here.

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