Raven Kanatakta is a musician, songwriter, producer, engineer, film scorer, music entrepreneur and a Rez kid at heart. Raven’s lineage is Anishinabe Algonquin from Winneway and Onkwehón:we Mohawk from Kahnawà:ke. Raised up in a tiny isolated reserve in northern Quebec, in his teenage years Raven moved to the city to pursue his musical aspirations. He received a BMus in Performance and Jazz Composition from Berklee in Boston and later partnered in a recording studio cutting his producing chops.
Raven’s main musical sights are primarily focused with his wife and musician ShoShona Kish with whom they created the musical group ‘Digging Roots’. “It’s an amazing collaboration that constantly pushes us forward with a momentum that continually expands our growth as artists.”
Since Digging Roots’ inception, they have won numerous awards, toured in Europe, the US, Mexico, Australia, Scandinavia, and to many secluded corners of Canada over the last 17 years. They also have four albums under their belt and are two time JUNO alumni. Recently Raven finished the new Digging Roots album titled ‘Zhawenim’ (To Love Unconditionally) which is released on the Indigenous operated Ishkōdé Records.