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Blind Oji-Cree musician ‘Mattmac’ drops first career album – Globalnews.ca

November 23, 2020 A blind musician from the remote community of Garden Hill First Nation in northern Manitoba has released his first career album. Matthew Monias, or “Mattmac”, dropped an eight-song collection titled 20/20 on Friday. “It paints a really good picture of where I’m at with my life, with my career as a developing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202032 Views

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Indigenous rock band Eagle & Hawk still rocking nearly 30 years later – CBC

History of band is explored in new documentary Eagle & Hawk Take the Stage Oct 30, 2020 With 10 albums and nearly 30 years together as a band, Eagle & Hawk is a Canadian institution. Founded in 1994 by Vince Fontaine and Troy Westwood, an active CFL football player for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202055 Views

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William Prince Announces ‘Gospel First Nation’ Album – Exclaim!

Oct 19, 2020 Winnipeg-based roots songwriter William Prince released his album Reliever back in February, and now he’s already back with the follow-up. Gospel First Nation is out this Friday (October 23) via Six Shooter Records. The gospel country album was inspired by Prince’s family home, the Peguis First Nation community. It was here he […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202056 Views

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Manitoba Music Announces Top Scorers for 2020 Canadian Songwriter Challenge

A summer of songwriting has yielded some stellar successes for nine emerging songwriters from Manitoba. The multi-genre group has been hard at work for the 2020 edition of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge, a songwriter development series run by Manitoba Music with the help of a Bell Media national songwriter initiative. This year’s session brought together […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202077 Views

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Alt-Metal Prog-Rockers Helfreya Merge Love & Death in Debut LP Shieldmaiden – Cashbox Magazine Canada

Canadian alt-metal prog-rockers Helfreya beckon audiences down a sonically daring tunnel of psychedelic doom-jazz in this, their debut breakthrough release Shieldmaiden. To listen to Helfreya’s music go to: open.spotify.com/artist/50IVxlA1G4FeJvosG1eWHP?si=kzEJClqXTjq89PtETthCng open.spotify.com/track/73oKYxknbzdxlbAt6KGViG?si=c8J1FYhcTOiRAy7cuWZg0Q Fronted by vocalist Violet Vopni, of Metis and Icelandic descent, Helfreya rounds out with guitarist Keith Meyer, bassist Russ Maskus, and drummer Travis Stephenson. The Winnipeg-based […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 2020119 Views

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Winnipeg’s William Prince takes home national songwriting prize – Globalnews.ca

August 5, 2020 A Winnipeg singer-songwriter has won a prestigious songwriting prize from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). William Prince, who hails from Peguis First Nation, was selected as the winner of SOCAN’s 2020 Songwriting Prize on Wednesday for his song The Spark from the critically acclaimed Reliever album. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2020153 Views

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The Beat Goes On in Winnipeg

May 15, 2020 In case you missed the show, here you can find all “The Beat Goes On” shows with great Métis Music. Stay apart, but still connected, do it virtually. Hope everyone enjoys the show! Don’t forget to tune in on Thursday nights at 7pm and Saturday afternoons at 2:00 pm! Join MMF livestreaming: http://www.manitobametis.com/mmf-live-stream/ […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2020221 Views

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Wasagamack First Nation music program wins big at Winnipeg Music Festival – APTN News

March 9, 202 More than a dozen students from one northern Manitoba community traveled hundreds of kilometres to participate in the Winnipeg Music Festival this month. It wasn’t an easy journey to get there. Students from George Knott School in Wasagamack First Nation had to drive 11 hours on northern winter roads to get to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2020142 Views

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William Prince’s 5 Favourite Places in Winnipeg – Exclaim!

Feb 21, 2020 William Prince is a Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter born and raised in Manitoba’s Peguis First Nation. To celebrate the release of his latest album, Reliever, out now on Six Shooter, Prince shared some of his favourite spots in his adopted city of Winnipeg. The Nook Diner (43 Sherbrook St.) My favourite diner. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2020157 Views

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Music is ‘my therapy and my outlet’ says Don Amero – APTN

December 17, 2019 Life could have turned out a lot different for Don Amero. The award winning musician’s parents split up when he as around 11 years old in what he says was a “really bad divorce.” Growing up, there was always music in the house. Both of Amero’s parents played and sang. Life in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019168 Views

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