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Gord Downie Tribute Concert in Hometown to Raise Money for Four Charities – Samaritan Mag

A group of Kingston, Ontario musicians are coming together to share their music and the message of hope and reconciliation as part of a Gord Downie Tribute Concert, to be held at The Ale House tomorrow (July 20). All money raised from the event will be divided between and donated to two local and two […]

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OCAD: Jeremy Dutcher shortlisted for Polaris Prize

July 19, 2018 First Nations musician Jeremy Dutcher’s performance was one of the highlights of the 2018 OCAD U convocation ceremonies. Now, the composer, pianist and operatic tenor has made the shortlist for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music. Dutcher’s debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Our Maliseets Songs), features the rearrangement of early […]

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An array of voices: Five highlights from the Polaris Music Prize short list – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 17, 2018  By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A dizzying array of musicians from distinctly different backgrounds round out this year’s selection of Polaris Music Prize nominees. Ten contenders were revealed for the $50,000 award, which goes to the best album from a Canadian artist or band. Among them is […]

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The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here – Polarismusicprize.ca

July 17, 2018 The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2018 Short List. The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Alvvays – Antisocialites Jean-Michel Blais – Dans ma main Daniel Caesar – Freudian Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa Pierre Kwenders – MAKANDA at the End of Space, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201827 Views

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“The Heart of the Sun” featuring A Tribe Called Red and Jeremy Dutcher Hillside, Guelph ON, July 15 – Exclaim.ca

July 16, 2018 Whoever organized this collaborative workshop between two of Indigenous music’s most potent forces is a genius. Both A Tribe Called Red and Jeremy Dutcher take traditional music and sounds from their communities and infuse them with contemporary musical style — Tribe deal in electronic dance music, while Dutcher takes a neo-classical approach. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201834 Views

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Robert Lepage willing to sit down with opponents of upcoming show – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 12:28 MONTREAL _ Quebec director Robert Lepage says he is willing to meet with people who are opposed to one of his his upcoming shows because it does not include Indigenous performers. About 30 people signed an open letter in Le Devoir on Saturday to denounce Lepage for the absence of Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201825 Views

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On-Air Team Announced for CityNews Vancouver, Launching Sept. 3

– Ashley Burr, Kyle Donaldson, Travis Prasad, Isabelle Raghem, Tom Walsh and David Zura make up the on-air CityNews Vancouver team – – Local residents will be kept up-to-date on the biggest headlines of the day with one-hour newscasts, broadcast seven days a week at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. PT – – CityNews teams […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201835 Views

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For Iskwé, anger energizes the fight for social justice – Straight.com

July 11th, 2018 Although she works with sounds that are far removed from conventional notions of folk music, there’s a good reason why the Cree-Dene-Irish EDM producer and singer known as Iskwé is going to find herself at Jericho Beach Park this weekend: as folk performers have always done, she frequently concerns herself with the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201823 Views

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2018 Toronto Book Awards long list announced

News Release July 11, 2018 2018 Toronto Book Awards long list announced The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library have named the eleven 2018 Toronto Book Awards longlisted titles. Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the awards honour books of literary merit that are evocative of Toronto. “I would like to congratulate all […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201843 Views

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Spill Track of The Day: ISKWÉ – “Disturbed” – The Spill Magazine

July 8, 2018 Iskwé is a force to be reckoned with. This powerhouse voice could melt even the most solid Canadian glacier. Blending R&B with traditional indigenous influences, it’s no wonder this album was long listed to the Polaris Music Prize. Keep your eyes on this one, Iskwé has only just begun. Artist Bio Bridging […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201824 Views

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Premiere – Cale Crowe releases video for “Closer” – Canadian Beats

July 6, 2018 Alderville First Nation, Ontario’s Cale Crowe has been playing the guitar since the age of 13, and it shows. What began as an escape from the trials and tribulations of a socially awkward teenager, has become quite the journey, meeting like-minded people worldwide, and sharing his experiences through the power of an […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 201838 Views

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Jarrett Martineau’s Confluence brings interculturalism to Indian Summer minus the messy soup of fusion – The Georgia Straight

South Asian and Indigenous people share several things in common in B.C. history. Both endured severe repression and family separation. Both were denied the right to vote for decades into the 20th century. Pioneers from India were legally prevented from bringing South Asian family members into Canada and prohibited from entering the professions. First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201843 Views

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Penguin Random House Canada to Publish a Non Fiction Work and Children’s Picture Book by Jesse Wente

TORONTO, July 3, 2018 – Penguin Random House Canada is proud to announce the acquisition of a nonfiction work and a children’s picture book by Jesse Wente. The deal was brokered by Ron Eckel of the CookeMcDermid Agency with PRHC VP Scott Sellers; Penguin Canada VP Publisher Nicole Winstanley; and Tara Walker, VP Publisher of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201830 Views

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Review: A sense of sadness permeates ‘It All Falls Down’ – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jul 2, 2018  By Oline H. Cogdill THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “It All Falls Down” (William Morrow), by Sheena Kamal Canadian author Sheena Kamal continues to show how cultural touchstones reverberate into adulthood in her intriguing look at Vancouver research assistant Nora Watts, whose major investigations are uncovering her past. Nora technically isn’t a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201829 Views

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Saskatoon’s Sweet Grass Records marks 25 years with push to digital – CBC

Promoting Indigenous music and culture a lifelong effort for Ted Whitecalf Jun 28, 2018 When the owner of Sweet Grass Records first began his record label in 1993, compact discs were making their debut and tape cassettes were still all the rage. The Saskatoon-based business is now celebrating its 25th anniversary by remastering and digitizing […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 201838 Views

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Hip hop paves the way forward – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2018 By Mark V. Campbell, Adjunct Professor, Radio and Television Arts School of Media + Director for Cultural Strategies, Faculty of Communication and Design Forum, Ryerson University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201844 Views

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How a new wave of Indigenous cinema is changing the narrative of Canada – CBC

Indigenous filmmakers keen to tell fresh stories themselves, but funding still hard to come by Jun 21, 2018 It’s being called the “new wave” of Indigenous cinema. Indigenous filmmakers got a boost in 2018 with the creation of the Indigenous Screen Office, an organization helping Indigenous media makers develop their content. The National Film Board […]

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Fierce Girls focus on female First Nations superheroes – Regina Leader-Post

Director Loretta Todd directs a new Canada/New Zealand web series called Fierce Girls Fierce Girls is the first Indigenous superhero series created for Indigenous girls. The transmedia project, which runs across YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms, aims to “spark change and empower young Indigenous women in Canada, New Zealand and around the world.” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201845 Views

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Darrell Dennis: Tommy Orange’s debut novel There There ‘epitomizes the new voice of Indigenous writers’ – CBC

June is Indigenous Book Club Month and National Indigenous History Month in Canada. To celebrate, CBC Books is asking Indigenous artists, community leaders and advocates to share their favourite #IndigenousReads. First Nations comedian, actor and screenwriter Darrell Dennis chose There There by Tommy Orange. Dennis is the 2018 co-host of the Indspire Awards, an event […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201839 Views

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9 beautiful children’s books by Indigenous writers to read – CBC Radio

June is Indigenous Book Club Month and National Indigenous History Month in Canada. To mark this occasion, Métis writer Cherie Dimaline curated this list of nine children’s books by Indigenous writers and artists that are worth checking out. Nicola I. Campbell is a powerful storyteller (you should go to a reading, trust me) and a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201895 Views

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North Bay, Nipissing join the celebration – North Bay Nugget

June 19, 2018 National Indigenous Peoples Day is Thursday and organizers are busy putting the final touches on the day’s events. In town, the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre will host a full day of events, with face painting, tattooing and other activities for children. Attendees also will get a chance to make dreamcatchers, medicine […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201853 Views

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Showcase opportunity: Manitoba Music in Toronto | Deadline: June 28

June 14, 2018 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM, Thursday June 28, 2018 Manitoba Music is presenting a showcase in Toronto on October 23, 2018. This showcase is an opportunity to perform for and network with key Toronto music industry professionals including labels, agents, publishers, supervisors, publicists and more. For several years, Manitoba Music has presented this fall […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201845 Views

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Fierce Girls web series empowers Indigenous girls – Westman Journal

From New Zealand to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, teenage superheroes provide alternative narrative Like many web series created with kids in mind, Fierce Girls wants its young viewers to embrace their inner superheroes. Unlike most series, however, it employees a distinctly Indigenous approach that runs counter to Hollywood ideas around superheroes, according to Fierce Girls’ lead […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201845 Views

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Digital series set to empower indigenous girls

They’re young, they’re fierce and they’re changing the way the next generation of indigenous women see themselves and the world around them. Fierce Girls is a new international online series aimed at young indigenous girls, providing them with an engaging immersive story using a range of social media platforms. It will feature live action and […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 201857 Views

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Pilots, cheerleaders competing on ‘Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 By Bill Brioux THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ What makes a hero? They don’t all wear capes and tights or bend steel in their bare hands. On the new season of “The Amazing Race Canada,” the kind of ‘heroes’ viewers will get to know are those who wear military or […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201859 Views

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Arcade Fire, Daniel Caesar and Gord Downie make the Polaris long list – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018  By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Rising R&B singer Daniel Caesar’s debut, the latest effort by Arcade Fire, and a posthumous work from Gord Downie are among the long-listed albums for the Polaris Music Prize. The juried award for best Canadian album of the year was narrowed down […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201844 Views

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2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here – Polaris

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 40 albums on the 2018 Long List. The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: a l l i e – Nightshade Alvvays – Antisocialites Arcade Fire – Everything Now Bahamas – Earthtones The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers Bernice – Puff […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201847 Views

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2018 SOCAN Awards Stand Tall with Globally Celebrated Winners

June 8, 2018 The success of Canada’s most accomplished songwriters, composers and music publishers is being celebrated at the 29th annual SOCAN Awards on June 18 in downtown Toronto. Canadian music legends from the last 50 years will come together to celebrate with contemporary Canadian producers, writers and publishers of rap, country, rock, film & […]

by pmnationtalk on June 8, 201839 Views

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend – Inside Vancouver Blog

June 7, 2018 Contemporary takes on classics is what it’s all about this weekend. For performance, there’s the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival. In art, there’s an exhibition of Indigenous tattoo artists reclaiming traditional techniques. For food and music, head to Italian Day on The Drive. Even cheese gets a new take with a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201854 Views

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NFB announces Labrador Inuit film projects – The Labradorian

Four Labrador artists selected to produce documentaries The Labrador Doc Project put out the call for Inuit filmmakers in early April. The NFB, along with co-producer LJH Films received 17 submissions. On May 10, the board announced Holly Andersen from Makkovik, Heather Campbell from Rigolet, Ossie Michelin from North West River and Jennie Williams from […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201856 Views

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A Miner’s Prayer dedicated to late dad – The Sudbury Star

May 31, 2018 Matt James of Mattagami First Nation released his first single, A Miner’s Prayer, on iTunes on May 15. Now he’s hosting a CD release party on June 1 at the Caruso Club, 385 Haig St. His eight-song CD will be available Friday. “I am so pumped,” he says. “This has been my […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201842 Views

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7th Annual BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL

SHOWCASING SHORT FILMS BY EMERGING WOMEN FILMMAKERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE June 15 & 16, 2017 – The Royal Cinema – 608 College St. Doors Open –  7:00PM Screenings Start – 7:30PM $12 one night  |  $20 for two night festival pass Tickets Available For Purchase Here BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL has been working tirelessly towards its vision of an industry that […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 201849 Views

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Watch Acoustic Performances from This Year’s Indigenous Music Awards Nominees – Exclaim.ca

Check out IMA Sessions with Carolina East, Desiree Dorion and Quantum Tangle May 30, 2018 Earlier this month, the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards honoured and celebrated work of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples on Turtle Island. Now that the hardware has been handed out, the festival has launched a new video series with performances […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201864 Views

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SOCAN video interview: Kinnie Starr – Socan

May 30, 2018 Watch the video In an interview with SOCAN, Kinnie Starr discusses how she managed to write the songs for her next album, Feed the Fire, without being able to play an instrument; whether the world is catching up to the viewpoint she expressed in her recent, award-winning Play Your Gender movie, about […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201866 Views

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Wapikoni: Vélo Paradiso is Back for a 2nd Season

Wapikoni Mobile, in collaboration with Musique Nomade, TELUS Community Investment and the Society for the Celebrations of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary, is proud to announce that Vélo Paradiso will be back for a second season! Discover our mobile projections in various parks and events in Montreal showcasing amazing and upbeat Wapikoni and Musique Nomade shorts and music […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201856 Views

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Wapikoni to Show Films at The G7 Summit

Wapikoni Mobile is proud to showcase incredible Indigenous shorts at the upcoming G7 Summit, June 6-10, 2018. The International Media Centre will be hosting reporters from around the globe who’ll get to watch a selection of 12 short films that will help them get to know Indigenous cultures, issues, languages and youth from all over […]

by pmnationtalk on May 29, 201846 Views

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The Marrow Thieves,’ ‘Scarborough’ among titles on Trillium Book Award shortlist – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2018 TORONTO _ Stories about a low-income Toronto neighbourhood and a dystopian future seen through the eyes of an Indigenous teenager are among the six English-language books shortlisted on Thursday for the 2018 Trillium Book Award. They join three English poetry titles as finalists for the awards celebrating Ontario-based writers. In […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201853 Views

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Trillium Award Finalists Reflect Ontario’s Diverse Authors

May 24, 2018 TORONTO – Six English and five French books have been shortlisted for the 2018 Trillium Book Award, the Ontario government’s prestigious award for literature. Three titles are also shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in both English language and French language. For detailed information on all the 2018 Trillium Book Award […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201855 Views

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Here’s a wrap of the 13th annual Manito Ahbee festival from Winnipeg – APTN News

May 22, 2018 The Manito Ahbee Festival wrapped up in Winnipeg on Sunday. It was the 13th annual celebration of Indigenous culture, arts, and music. The Indigenous music awards, and the international pow wow are a major part of the festival. Here’s a wrap of the weekend. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/05/22/heres-a-wrap-of-the-13th-annual-manito-ahbee-festival-from-winnipeg/

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201867 Views

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A Tribe Called Red plays Rankin Arena – Sault Star

May 23, 2018 A Tribe Called Red plays at Rankin Arena on Wednesday night. The free show starts at 7 p.m. at the arena’s baseball diamond at 343 Gran St. A Tribe Called Red is touring several First Nation communities including Wiikwemkoong and Oswe:ge. Read More: http://www.saultstar.com/2018/05/23/a-tribe-called-red-plays-rankin-arena

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Jasmine Netsena wins first SOCAN Foundation Indigenous Songwriter Award

TD Bank Group contributes $10,000 for inaugural honour WINNIPEG, May 22, 2018  – The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of organizations, in partnership with TD Bank Group, presented its very first Indigenous Songwriter Award to Jasmine Netsena at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards. SOCAN member Netsena, from Fort Nelson, BC, received the award – which included a $10,000 cash prize, and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018133 Views

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The more the merrier’: Manito Ahbee expected to draw thousands, part of busy weekend for Winnipeg’s downtown – CBC

May 16, 2018 Festival celebrating Indigenous music and culture will coincide with Jets playoff game on Sunday The Winnipeg Jets game against the Vegas Golden Knights isn’t the only event that will draw thousands to Winnipeg’s downtown this weekend. The Manito Ahbee Festival, which celebrates Indigenous arts, culture and music, gets underway in Winnipeg on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201870 Views

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Indigenous Male Teens In The Maritimes Wanted For Short Film – The Bend – CKNI

May 14, 2018 A Two-Spirit proof of concept short film is searching for two Indigenous male teens from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI to play the lead roles. No previous on camera experience is necessary for the project, entitled Wildfire, and any Indigenous teens between the ages of 14 and 20 are encourage to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201858 Views

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A dialogue spanning time and tradition – Dal News

May 10, 2018 The first voice you hear on Jeremy Dutcher’s remarkable new album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa is his own, a rich and powerful tenor singing in his native Wolastoqey language over a solitary piano. But by the time the opening track (titled “Mehcinut”) reaches its massive orchestral peak, another voice begins to sing its refrain: […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201860 Views

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Interview: Don Amero On YL Morning Show – YL Country

May 8, 2018 It was such a pleasure visiting with 3 Time Juno Nominee Don Amero this morning. 2017’s Aboriginal Artist of the Year at the Manitoba Country Music Awards. If you missed the interview, here it is below – just click play: Read More: http://www.ylcountry.com/interview-don-amero-on-yl-morning-show/

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IRC: New ICS Children’s Program ‘Iglaq’ To Air On APTN North

May 04, 2018 A new television program produced by Inuvialuit Communications Society (ICS) will air on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) North this spring – starting May 12 and will be shown every Saturday and Sunday morning. Iglaq is a 13-episode series focusing on youth and encourages them to learn Inuvialuktun. The program included input from elders and youth from across the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201879 Views

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Rose Cousins, Kinley, Les Paiens, and Joel Plaskett among Winners at 2018 East East Coast Music Awards

May 03, 2018 Rose Cousins, KINLEY, Les Païens, and Joel Plaskett among winners at 2018 East Coast Music Awards Show Rose Cousins, KINLEY, Les Païens, and Joel Plaskett are among the artists who took home East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) tonight at the 2018 East Coast Music Awards Show at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, NS. City Natives, Jacques […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201891 Views

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Female singer songwriters reign at East Coast Music Awards gala in Halifax – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 4, 2018  By Aly Thomson THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Female singer-songwriters reigned at this year’s East Coast Music Awards gala Thursday, including a P.E.I. artist rewarded for an intimate music video detailing her heartbreaking story of adolescent rape. KINLEY picked up the Rising Star Recording of the Year for her debut […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201873 Views

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Entertainment: Hit The Ice TV show’s virtual tryouts for Indigenous female hockey players now open – TheSuburban.com

The youth hockey series Hit The Ice will be returning to APTN for its seventh season, and in a recent press release they’ve put a callout for recruiting players for the show. The 13-episode series, featuring Midget and Junior Indigenous hockey hopefuls, from communities across the country, as they’re put through the paces of a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201880 Views

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Jeremy Dutcher reaches across a century to connect with Wolastoq language – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2018  By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Singer Jeremy Dutcher’s voice is an instrument that’s reaching across a century of Indigenous history. The 27-year-old operatic tenor’s debut album marks an exercise in duality, as the trained musician combines his interest in classical and electronic music with a stunning array […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201883 Views

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