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Kinnie Starr feat Tegan Quin - La La Le La La

la le la la la la le la la
la le la la la la le la

you know i love you
wasn’t that hard to forgive you
you stood by me
strong for awhile

yeah, i love you
it was too hard to forget you
you stood by me
tall for awhile

la le la la  la la le la la
la le la la la la le la
la le la la la la le la la
la le la la la la le la
oh, yeah yeah oh, yeah

you know i love you boy
it wasn’t that hard to forgive you
we were just too much to be together so i can’t be with you
but you stood by me and you were tall for awhile
yeah you stood by me and you were strong for awhile

la le la la (oh, i love you)
la la le la la (oh, oh, i love you)
la le la la (boy, i love you)
la la le la (oh, oh, i love you)

la le la la (oh, i love you)
la la le la la (oh, oh, i love you)
la le la la (boy, i love you)
la la le la (oh, oh, i love you)

we woke up one morning and found love was gone
looked around for the sunshine but she had moved on, on
oh-oh-oh-oh

la le la la la la le la la
la le la la la la le la
la le la la (oh, i love you)
la la le la la (oh, oh, i love you)
la le la la (boy, i love you)
la la le la (oh, oh, i love you)

The good folks at Aboriginal Music Week have just dropped a sweet mixtape – with tracks by Indigenous artists and producers from around the globe. 

Touted as “Volume 1″ of “Indigenous Music Without Borders” it looks like we can expect more to come from AMW. For now, dig into a few of your favourites and discover new sounds with tracks by:

Lido Pimienta
astronomar
Las Cafeteras
P-80
Clap Freckles
World Hood
Kinnie Starr
Exquisite Ghost

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RPM Artist Minute: Kinnie Starr – “Women + Sex + Music”  


In our second RPM Artist Minute, hip-hop chanteuse Kinnie Starr talks candidly about women and sexuality in the music business. 

Kinnie is widely known for blazing trails for women in hip-hop through the strength, authenticity and openness in both the music she creates, and the messages she conveys in conversation.

She has challenged the industry’s commodification of beauty, but has also used the tools to her advantage. How does she strike a balance? Director Louvens Remy sat down with Kinnie to find out.

Director/Cinematography/Editing: Louvens Remy / Blacksunrise Pictures.

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This is what I feel like I need, like I’ve needed it for days upon days. Someone to lean up against, who will run their fingers through my hair and lean their head gently on mine.

“Is it alright for me to feel this way,
Put my head in your lap, the world will go away
Well well, we can go there, we can go anywhere
We can go there.

But is it alright
Is it alright
Is it alright to hold you through the night

Is it alright for you to feel this way,
Put your head in my lap, the world will go away
We can go there, we can go anywhere
We can go there.

But is it alright
Is it alright
Is it alright to hold you through the night


You’re my knees, my right to a world more beautiful
You’re my knees, my right to a world more beautiful
You’re my knees, my right to a world more beautiful

(i want to hold you)

And that’s alright
That’s alright
That’s alright

It’s alright
It’s alright
It’s alright to hold you here tonight

It’s alright to hold you here with me… tonight,
(it’s alright)”

Kinnie Starr – Friendship and Creativity
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Kinnie Starr – Friendship and Creativity

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Alida Kinnie Starr Pierre is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. Her music, which blends hip hop and alternative rock, has been described as “hip hop aggro groove”. Her songs have been included on the soundtracks for the TV series The L Word and the movie Thirteen. She was nominated for the Juno Award for New Artist of the Year in 2004.

Kinnie Starr has 6 studio albums. Friendship and Creativity is included on her 3th album Tune-Up from 2000. Her last work, A Different Day, was published on 2010.

Artist Links:

Kinnie Starr Official
Kinnie Starr Facebook
Kinnie Starr MySpace Channel
Kinnie Starr twitter
Kinnie Starr YouTube Channel

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This is Kinnie Starr’s “Alright”. It was featured on The L Word.

She came to Rolla (a tiny, tiny, tiny little community near Dawson Creek) once, but I missed it :(

In other news, I pretty much want to grow up to be her:

Kinnie Starr is a Juno Award winning producer (2010 – Digging Roots, “We Are”) and Juno Nominated artist (2004 – “Sun Again”). Emerging from a background of visual arts and a degree in the study of race and gender ethics from Queen’s University (1993), Kinnie Starr originally signed to Mercury/Island/DefJam after a massive bidding war in 1996. Even Clive Davis flew out to personally dine her in Vancouver in an attempt to bring the young artist into his roster of pop stars! Starr politely declined and has since enjoyed slow building working relationships with Lakeshore Records USA, Maple Music Canada, and Maple Music’s flagship 2006 label, Fontana USA.  A prolific writer, Starr is currently signed to a prestigious publishing deal with Ole Publishing.

Starr is a ‘behind the scenes’ social activist, working with youth whenever possible. She visited over 60 schools in 2007/2008/2009 as a mentor through ‘Artstarts in Schools’ promoting literacy and authentic expression through hip hop and poetry.  She also teaches part time for the Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association, and co-founded Vancouver’s ‘Aboriginal Music Lab’ with Sal Fererras and Vancouver Community College in 2006.

After a handful of albums and a decade of international touring, Starr recently published a book of her own illustrations and poetry, entitled “How I Learned To Run” (House of Parlance, 2008/2009); a nod to her visual art background and a contemplative look at history, sexuality, love. Starr is also a certified yoga alliance teacher and teaches alignment and meditation privately for those un-interested in ‘pop yoga’ or ‘microwave yoga’. She has studied interdisciplinary physical arts since 1990.

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Fucking love this song.