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Time to shine – Winnipeg Free Press

Indigenous Day Live is a win-win for the audience and performers, says Canadian music legend Buffy Sainte-Marie. “I feel like it’s one of the few opportunities that Indigenous artists have to shine, especially new artists,” says Sainte-Marie. “Show business is so tough; the white music industry is huge, there are tens of thousands of people […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201913 Views

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Here Are the Winners of the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards – Exclaim.ca

On Friday (May 17), the Indigenous Music Awards were presented to artists at Winnipeg’s Club Regent Event Centre in a ceremony that coincided with the Manito Ahbee Festival. Awards were handed out in 21 categories, celebrating music that was created by First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples on Turtle Island. “It’s really an amazing time […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201967 Views

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Sask. Indigenous musician plays New Orleans Jazz Festival – MBC Network Radio Online

May 2, 2019 A Cree-Métis musician from the Moosomin First Nation recently performed at one of the most acclaimed jazz festivals in the world. Joseph LaPlante, whose stage name is Joey Stylez, was one of the featured musicians at this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. “The show went very well,” he says “People […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201932 Views

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Sereda headlining Ashern Rodeo fundraiser – The Interlake Spectator

March 13, 2019 The Ashern Rodeo is still almost six months away, but the board is launching its fundraising efforts for this year’s edition with a fundraising concert. Manitoban Jerry Sereda, who has recorded several chart-topping singles on the Indigenous music charts and received a handful of  Western Canadian Music Award and Indigenous Music Award […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201960 Views

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#AIRsessions: Free Music Workshop Series Announced for Youth in Winnipeg’s North End

February 4, 2019 Manitoba Music and the National Art Centre are teaming up with facilitator and curator Ila Barker to present a 10-session music-based workshop series for youth ages 13-25 called #AIRsessions. Kicking off on February 7, the free sessions will happen twice monthly on Thursday nights 6 – 9 p.m. at the Indigenous Family Centre (470 Selkirk […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201969 Views

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Manitoba Artists Land Nods for 2019 JUNO Awards

January 29, 2019 Manitoba-Based Acts Up for Awards in Indigenous, Metal, and Roots Categories Manitoba artists are strong contenders for top honours at the 2019 JUNO Awards. Homegrown acts are up for several awards, including three nominations for artists that currently call Manitoba home. The nominees for the 48th annual awards were announced by the Canadian […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 201950 Views

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Lucien Spence feels Nashville Ready – Winnipeg Free Press

Jan 25, 2019 Lucien Spence is a local country singer, songwriter and musician who started singing at age six and playing guitar at 12. His love of music evolved into a way of telling stories about his Indigenous background and his people, and now he’s writing songs that relate to everyone globally. The music of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201960 Views

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Pro series showcase of Canadian diversity includes music composed by BU grad

January 24, 2019 The much lauded piano quartet Ensemble Made In Canada (EMIC) will perform the next concert in the pro series season at Brandon University (BU). The pro series concert will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m., at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building. Continuing […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 201960 Views

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Performance Opportunity: Canada Day at The Forks | Deadline: Feb 7

January 17, 2019 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM CST Thursday February 7, 2019 Manitoba Music is coordinating live performances for Canada Day at The Forks this summer. One of the province’s most popular summer destinations, The Forks attracts thousands of visitors on Canada Day. This year’s concerts will celebrate and promote Manitoba artists with genre-spanning concerts featuring […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201963 Views

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Hé ho! Festival du Voyageur Celebrates 50 Years, Announces 2019 Lineup

January 16, 2019 With a loud “hé ho”, Festival du Voyageur has unveiled the programming for its 2019 festival. Manitoba’s premier winter festival has built a reputation for booking diverse acts covering just about every genre imaginable, from traditional tunes to country to indie rock to roots. Beyond the ice sculptures, beard growing, and the warmth of caribou, the February institution […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201969 Views

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