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Indigenous high school students and July Talk collaborate on new song – CBC

Dennis Franklin Cromarty students sing about leaving home to study in Thunder Bay December 07, 2018 Sitting in the art room at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay, Ont., 15-year-old Alexis Angeconeb and 18-year-old Lester Gliddy are listening to the final version of a song they started working on close to a year […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201812 Views

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Spirit Song Festival 2018 leaves attendees in high spirits – The Western Star

Bathing in the soft glow of stage lights in the Cochrane Street United Church, the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre celebrated its rebranding as First Light St. John’s Friendship Centre, with a series of beautiful musical performances. The 2018 Spirit Song Festival was held Saturday, with a family-friendly early start at 7 p.m. After a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201827 Views

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Ontario First Nation showing ‘a sense of pride’ having more arts in school – CBC

New full-time music program launched in Sept., students write, record, release new song Nov 19, 2018 A redoubled focus on the arts, particularly music, is being credited with making strides in supporting students’ mental health in a northwestern Ontario First Nation. That comes as a group of students at Lac La Croix’s Zhingwako Zaiganing Public […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201821 Views

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The Small Glories to play Iqaluit’s last Alianait concert of 2018 – Nunatsiaq News

November 16, 2018 The last Alianait concert of the year will give Iqaluit music lovers some entertainment memories to hold onto until the Nunavut music and arts festival picks up again in 2019. The Small Glories, a folk–roots duo from Winnipeg, made up of Cara Luft and JD Edwards, are headlining Alianait’s last show of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201838 Views

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JUNO Award nominee Don Amero Headlines Amero Little Christmas Tour – Muskrat Mag

November 14, 2018 Three-time JUNO award nominee Don Amero presents his upcoming Amero Little Christmas Tour. What is typically a sold out, one-night performance in Don’s hometown of Winnipeg, Amero Little Christmas 2018 has grown into a full 13-date tour, starting off in Calgary, AB and finishing in Winnipeg, MB on December 15th. Don recently […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201832 Views

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Manitoba Country Music Awards Announce 2018 Winners

November 12, 2018 The Manitoba Country Music Association celebrated the hard work and talent of Manitoba’s country music community again this month. Presented with Dauphin’s Countryest, the third annual Manitoba Country Music Awards gala took over The Met on November 10. Hosted by Patricia Conroy, the event handed out the hardware and featured performances by several local acts and nominees, including David JAmes, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201849 Views

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Midnight Shine’s New Video Tackles Suicide, Depression Crisis In Far North – Samaritan Mag

November 12, 2018 Northern Ontario rock band Midnight Shine’s new video “I Need Angels” is shining a light on the high rate of depression and suicide in Canada’s Far North. Hailing from Attawapiskat, a remote Indigenous community on the western side of James Bay, Midnight Shine are all too familiar with these crises. In 2016 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201831 Views

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Joni Mitchell is Sparkling White Bear Woman: Music legend given Saulteaux name at 75th birthday bash – CBC

Traditional Indigenous name presented to Saskatoon-raised Mitchell by childhood friend at L.A. birthday party Nov 09, 2018 What a 75th birthday party. This week in Los Angeles, a collection of the musical elite gathered to celebrate and pay tribute to Saskatoon-raised Joni Mitchell, one of the most influential artists of our time. But among all […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201864 Views

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2018 Qilaut Inuktut songwriting winners

07 November 2018  The Department of Culture and Heritage is pleased to announce the winners of Qilaut 2018. The Qilaut Inuktut songwriting contest celebrates Nunavut’s vibrant Inuktut music scene and promotes the use of Inuktut in all areas of daily life. The department received 23 submissions and the songs were judged by a peer-panel […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201847 Views

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Oshawa duo Crown Lands hits the road with Jack White on Canadian tour – CBC

Mi’kmaq vocalist Cody Bowles and guitarist Kevin Comeau say there’s a political edge to their music Nov 08, 2018 A rock duo from Oshawa, Ont., is hitting the road with rock royalty and hoping to raise awareness about Indigenous issues with fans across Canada. Crown Lands is opening for former White Stripes guitarist and vocalist […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201856 Views

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Attawapiskat songwriter using music to shine a light in dark places – CBC

“I Need Angels” is from Midnight Shine’s third album Oct 29, 2018 A musician from Attawapiskat has delved into his life experience in the remote James Bay community to write a song on a topic that normally carries a lot of stigma. Adrian Sutherland, the lead singer of Midnight Shine, writes about the despair, and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 201838 Views

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MNO citizen awarded MusiCounts 2018 Scholarship – MNO

This article originally appeared at https://www.fsu.ca/interrobang.php?storyID=14195 Written by Lliam Buckley Métis Nation of Ontairo (MNO) citizen Jenna Bjornson was recently awarded the prestigious MusiCounts 2018 Scholarship, through which she received $4,000 and a five-day mentorship program in Toronto. Only six of these awards were given out across all of Canada this year to industry students […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201864 Views

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Cobourg performer recording Arctic-themed album live this Nov. 3 – Northumberland News

COBOURG — Local performer David Newland is gearing up to record an Arctic-themed album live at Trinity United Church on Nov. 3. The Cobourg-based folksinger and writer, who was previously named a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, will be joined by Inuit throat singers, drum dancers and special musical guests at the concert […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201834 Views

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Susan Aglukark at Lillian H. Smith Toronto Public Library

Visit the Lilliam H. Smith Toronto Public Library on Saturday, November 3rd at 2-3pm to meet Susan Aglukark, author of Una Huna?: What Is This? Susan will be doing a reading from her new picture book as well as performing a song from her newest album The Crossing. To read more about the event click here. Lilliam […]

by aanationtalk on October 23, 201883 Views

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Spotlight on Buffy Sainte-Marie’s activism and music in new biography – Leduc Rep

Music writer Andrea Warner devoted over 60 hours of interviews to her book on Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. October 17, 2018 In 1964, a dynamic singer-songwriter from the Piapot Cree First Nation in Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, released her debut album on the celebrated folk/jazz/blues label Vanguard Records. It’s My Way! was Buffy Sainte-Marie’s opening sonic […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201879 Views

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First Ontario PAC plans tribute to Gord Downie one year and one day after his death – Newstalk 610

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre will be paying tribute to a Canadian icon. One year ago we lost Gord Downie, frontman of The Tragically Hip and tireless advocate for Indigenous Affairs and the environment. In recognition of Downie’s legacy, the FirstOntario PAC will be hosting a tribute concert tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. Producer of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201841 Views

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Secret Path Week, October 17-22

Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON, October 17 Gord Downie Tribute Concert Burlington Arts Centre, Burlington ON, October 17 LEGACY: A Tribute to Gord Downie So Hip It Hurts, Toronto, ON, October 17 Legacy Space Launch Victoria Royals, Victoria BC October 17 Swift Current Broncos @ Victoria Royals Vic-VS-SC All Victoria royal games are available on radio for […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 2018115 Views

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Gord Downie Tribute Concerts To Raise Funds For His Charity One Year After His Death – Samaritan Mag

A number of high-profile Canadian musicians will take part in a pair of Gord Downie tribute concerts in Southern Ontario on and around the first anniversary of The Tragically Hip singer’s death this week. Funds generated from these shows will go towards The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, the charitable project / reconciliatory vision […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201878 Views

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Musicians of the Midnight Sun: Angus Beaulieu – CBC

Master Métis fiddler recalls playing his first dance Oct 16, 2018 Musicians of the Midnight Sun is a new 10-part CBC radio series produced by Northern musical icon Pat Braden. Braden has spent 15 years collecting interviews, photographs, and recordings from some of the North’s most celebrated artists, which he is releasing in an online […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201845 Views

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2018 WCMA Winners Announced

THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2018 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC ARTISTIC AWARDS INDUSTRY AWARDS TO BE GIVEN OUT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 Kelowna, BC – Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Celebrating the best artistic talent in western Canada, the Western Canadian Music Alliance is thrilled to announce the winners of the Western Canadian Music Artistic Awards. […]

by aanationtalk on October 12, 2018172 Views

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You feel pretty f–king spent’: watch clips of Gord Downie’s final Secret Path rehearsals – CBC

October 11, 2018 The CBC documentary Finding the Secret Path, which chronicles the last year of Gord Downie’s life as he worked to bring Chanie Wenjack’s story to Canadians, airs tomorrow night on CBC TV. Ahead of the Oct. 12 broadcast premiere, CBC Music has never-before-seen footage from the documentary of Downie and his bandmates […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201857 Views

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Gord Downie’s final year captured in CBC doc ‘Finding the Secret Path’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2018 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Once Gord Downie set his mind to the “Secret Path,” virtually nothing else mattered. One year after his death, the new CBC documentary “Finding the Secret Path” shows just how fiercely determined the Tragically Hip frontman was during his brain cancer battle […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201869 Views

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2 songs, 3 days: Indigenous artists hold whirlwind songwriting session – CBC

Indigenous artists work together to write, edit, and produce two songs in three days Sep 30, 2018 Hubert Francis wanted to create something to help others connect with their spirituality. So, he helped write a song. Francis, from Elsipogtog First Nation, worked to create an Indigenous-based rock song as part of three-day event, which was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201869 Views

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The Halluci Nation at the Music Gallery – The WholeNote Magazine

27 September 2018 “We are the Halluci Nation. We are the tribe they cannot see. Our DNA is of earth and sky. Our DNA is of past and future. We are the Halluci Nation.” These words written and spoken by Indigenous poet, author, musician and activist John Trudell on the first track of A Tribe […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201869 Views

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BSO’s Fall Music Crawl at three historic sites – The London Free Press

September 26, 2018 The Brantford Symphony Orchestra presents its second annual Fall Music Crawl on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. at three historic locations. Enjoy the Guitar Society at Woodland Cultural Centre performing solo works covering a variety of time periods important to the development of classical guitar, the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201866 Views

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Qilaut contest submission date extended

21 September 2018  Are you an aspiring songwriter? Do you want your song to be part of Nunavut’s legacy? Well, the Qilaut contest is for you! Submit an original song in Inuktut to celebrate Nunavutaaqsimaliqtilluta- the 20th anniversary of Nunavut . The contest is open to all Nunavummiut, and the deadline has been extended […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2018144 Views

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Jeremy Dutcher puts spotlight on ‘Indigenous renaissance’ in Canadian arts scene – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2018 By Cassandra Szklarski THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A wave of Indigenous artists making inroads in fields including music, literature, dance and film is exhilarating for playwright Reneltta Arluk, who pauses while discussing musician Jeremy Dutcher’s recent Polaris Prize win to say she’s about to choke up. The theatre veteran […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2018104 Views

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Jeremy Dutcher wins Polaris prize for ‘Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 18, 2018  By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for his album “Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.” The project, which is performed in the Wolastoq language, was selected by an 11-member jury as the Canadian album of the year based on its artistic merit. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201880 Views

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ShoShona Kish To Receive WOMEX 18 Professional Excellence Award + offWOMEX Lineup Confirmed

WOMEX 18, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 24–28 October 2018 Berlin/Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: For her role in the ongoing revolution of upheaving indigenous communities and their culture – using the medium of music as an agent of change, to awaken our humanity and help us connect – ShoShona Kish is a much deserving […]

by aanationtalk on August 9, 2018130 Views

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2018 East Coast Music Awards Nominees Announced!

Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, KINLEY, Ria Mae, and Joel Plaskett lead 2018 East Coast Music Award nominations …performers announced for 2018 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference As they prepare to celebrate their milestone 30th anniversary, the East Coast Music Association is thrilled to announce the 2018 East Coast Music Award nominees. Rose Cousins leads the pack with eight nominations, […]

by aanationtalk on February 8, 2018306 Views

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Polaris Music Prize Reveals 2013 Gala Details

DETAILSGRAND JURY ANNOUNCED TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Today Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize, announced details regarding the 8th annual Polaris Music Prize Gala. The gala is on Monday, September 23rd at The Carlu in downtown Toronto. As was revealed at the Short List announcement on July […]

by kanationtalk on August 30, 20131066 Views

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Debut Album & Single from Northern Ontario Rock Band

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THEIR TIME TO SHINE…Debut Album & Single from Northern Ontario Rock Band Attawapiskat ON (August 7, 2013) — Not many bands play their very first show opening for legendary Canadian rockers like Trooper. But then again, not many bands are quite like Midnight Shine. The Northern Ontario foursome is turning heads with a self-titled debut featuring […]

by mmnationtalk on August 7, 2013742 Views

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Winnipeg Singer/Songwriter Returns to ‘Wild Rose Country’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Don Amero’s First Visit to Alberta Since 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba (May 29, 2013) — A lot has happened to Don Amero since his last visit to Alberta. To say he’s been busy just might be an understatement. Since late 2010, Don released a new album called Heart On My Sleeve, which was […]

by mmnationtalk on May 30, 20131055 Views

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Manitoba Aboriginal Artists at the 2013 Reservation Economic Summit

Manitoba Music is partnering with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) to produce a Manitoba Aboriginal artists showcase at the Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas on March 13, 2013. The showcase will be a part of the conference’s VIP Reception (invite only), which will play host to tribal leaders, representatives from Native […]

by mmnationtalk on March 5, 20131157 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Artists To Perform During APAP 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NATIVE AMERICA NORTH SHOWCASE IN NEW YORK  Canadian Aboriginal Artists To Perform During APAP 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba (December 19, 2012) — Three of Canada’s best Aboriginal artists will perform a music showcase that’s free to the public during the APAP 2013 conference in New York City, featuring roots, folk, and pop interpretations of […]

by mmnationtalk on December 20, 20121345 Views

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Music Nova Scotia Music & Industry Award Winners 2012

November 11, 2012 Liverpool, Nova Scotia – 48 Music Nova Scotia awards were handed out on Sunday, November 11 between the Music & Industry Awards Brunch at the newly opened White Point Beach Lodge and the NSLC Gala Awards Show as the first music event at the Queens Place Emera Centre.    Rich Aucoin and […]

by aanationtalk on November 12, 20121099 Views

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Manitoba Acts Bring Home Five Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

November 2, 2012 Manitoba artists picked up five awards at the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) in Winnipeg, including three at the nationally-televised gala at the MTS Centre on November 2. With 19 nominations in seven years, Don Amero finally won his first APCMA. After jokingly dubbing himself the “Susan Lucci of the APCMAs” for his multi-year […]

by aanationtalk on November 5, 2012709 Views

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2012 RBC Ohshkii Awards Night

AND THE WINNERS ARE BEST PRODUCER/ENGINEER DONNY PARENTEAU INDIAN CITY LEANNE GOOSE SHY-ANNE VINCE FONTAINE   BEST GROUP OR DUO CREE CONFEDERATION C-WEED BAND INDIAN CITY NORTHERN CREE PRISCILLA’S REVENGE   KA-KEE-NEE KONEE PEWONEE OKIMOWMINISTER ROBINSONMOST OUTSTANDING ABORIGINAL MANITOBAN AWARD BRUTHERS OF DIFFERENT MUTHERS   BEST INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS ARTIST ADAM JAMES KIRAN AHLUWAHLIA NRG RISING […]

by aanationtalk on November 2, 2012982 Views

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Festivals, Awards Celebrate Aboriginal Culture

October 29, 2012 Aboriginal artists from across the continent are descending on Winnipeg for the first week of November. TheManito Ahbee Festival, Aboriginal Music Week (AMW), and Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards (APCMA) boast an impressive lineup of concerts, workshops, and activities October 31 through November 4.  The fourth annual AMW hosts performances in all genres of music showcasing […]

by aanationtalk on October 29, 2012672 Views

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New CD to be Released Online

On October 24 at 8:00pm CST, Don’s fourth album will be introduced during an interactive evening of songs and stories. Don Amero:  Up Close & International is a 90-minute concert that will steam live online atwww.aptn.ca/webstagepass. We hope you will consider tuning in. Don will be joined by special guests to perform material from his new album, previous […]

by ecnationtalk on October 22, 2012802 Views

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Media invitation – Wapikoni Mobile benefit concert

Montreal, Oct. 17, 2012 – Following the successful Wapikoni benefit concert in 2011, the rapper Samian is back on stage this year with Zachary Richard, Manu Militari, Sonia Basile-Martel, Sage, Sola, Gaële and other great guests. Preceded by a screening of three short films by filmmakers of First Nations communities in 2012, the benefit concert […]

by aanationtalk on October 17, 2012629 Views

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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to present The Beat

Presented by Slaight MusicFeaturing: George Leachwith Guest: Nick Sherman October 20, 2012 – 9:00PM – Lee’s Palace – 529 Bloor Street West The Beat Tickets: $15 ($10 students/seniors/underemployed)Available online, by phone, in person: www.imagineNATIVE.org George Leach and Nick Sherman are available for interviews (Toronto – October 15, 2012) – The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is […]

by aanationtalk on October 16, 2012853 Views

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Got Music? The Juno Awards are Listening!

Submissions for the 2013 JUNO Awards open MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 Toronto, ON (October 1, 2012) – Mark your calendars! The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that submissions for the 2013 JUNO Awards have opened. A new category will be added to the Awards roster in 2013: Adult Contemporary Album of […]

by aanationtalk on October 4, 2012639 Views

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Manitoba Music Industry Wins 10 Awards at 10th Anniversary Western Canadian Music Awards

Manitoba’s music industry continued its winning streak at the Western Canadian Music Awards this year, picking up 10 awards at the 10th anniversary event, including honours for several first-time nominees. The hardware was handed out at a gala celebration on September 30 in Regina, hosted by CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence, and at an invite-only industry […]

by aanationtalk on October 1, 2012599 Views

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Manitoba Heads to Regina for 10th Annual BreakOut West Festival

September 24, 2012 Manitoba is gearing up to take over Regina this weekend. Running September 27-30 in various Regina venues, the 2012 BreakOut West Festival will feature showcases by 11 Manitoba acts, including several nominees for this year’s Western Canadian Music Awards, which take place on September 30 as part of the BreakOut West festivities. […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2012558 Views

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Musicounts Announces Call for 2012 / 2013 Band Aid Grant Applications

$600,000 IN GRANTS TO BE AWARDED MusiCounts was pleased to announce the launch of the 2012-2013 Band Aid Grant applications at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver (accepting applications until November 16, 2012). Special guest Rohan Marley, of the House of Marley and son of the legendary Bob Marley, was on hand to announce a $50,000 […]

by aanationtalk on September 20, 2012814 Views

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Featured Pick: Don Amero – Right Where I Wanna Be – Radio Version

This is the first official video release from Winnipeg, Canadian musician Don Amero. Written and composed by Don Amero and fellow Winnipeg songwriter Jay Tooke.  See and hear more from Don at www.donamero.com From the notoriously tough North End of Winnipeg, Don faced his share of adversity growing up. With poverty, gangs, drugs and violence […]

by NationTalk on September 20, 20121010 Views

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