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Indigenous Music Contributed Almost $80M To Canada’s GDP in 2018 – FYI Music News

What is the impact of Indigenous music in Canada? What are the contributions that the Indigenous music community is making to the economic and social fabric of Canada? These are two of the questions that find answers in a just-published National Indigenous Music Impact Study (NMIS), a first of kind 70-plus page report published by […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201922 Views

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Banff Centre’s 2020 Music Programming Announced

BANFF, AB, November 14, 2019 – Coinciding with autumn’s first snowfall in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s full line-up of 2020 residency programs in music has been released. Under the artistic leadership of an esteemed cohort of program directors, Banff music programs will cover a range of forms and themes, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201939 Views

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City of Guelph: A night of soulful music with Amanda Rheaume

Award-winning Métis singer-songwriter performs at River Run Centre GUELPH, ON November 13, 2019 – Canadian Folk Music Award-winner Amanda Rheaume continues winning fans with her unique and soulful blend of folk, Americana and pop. The celebrated Métis singer-songwriter performs an evening of meaningful music at River Run Centre Thursday, November 28, at 8 p.m. The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201913 Views

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APTN releases results of the first ever National Music Impact Study

APTN releases results of the first ever National Music Impact Study Economic impact of Indigenous music is $78M to Canada’s GDP Nov. 13, 2019, Winnipeg, Man. – APTN has just published the first ever National Indigenous Music Impact Study (NIMIS). This landmark Canadian study looked at the contributions made by the Indigenous music community and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201961 Views

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William Prince, Kathleen Edwards, Busty and the Bass and more: songs you need to hear this week – CBC

4 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now Nov 13, 2019 Each week, CBC Music producers come together to highlight Canada’s best new tracks. This week, we got hooked on new songs from William Prince, Alice Ivy featuring Cadence Weapon, Busty and the Bass featuring Amber Navran, and an early Christmas treat from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201923 Views

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Acclaimed Indigenous artist to perform in Matachewan – Northern Daily News

November 5, 2019 Indigenous Hip-Hop/Electronic Artist and Motivational Speaker Cody Coyote will be performing in Matachewan First Nation on Thursday. Coyote “was born and raised in Ottawa and is of Ojibwe/Irish descent with ancestry from Matachewan First Nation.” His website describes him in this fashion. “With his fusion of strong, profound lyricism accompanied by corresponding […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201924 Views

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Indigenous music streaming platform puts focus on artists – Winnipeg Free Press

It’s a remarkable — and profitable — time in Indigenous music. For five years, Indigenous performers have won many of the major Canada’s music scene awards. In 2014, Inuk singer Tanya Tagaq won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize — the first Indigenous musician to do so. Cree music icon Buffy Sainte-Marie won it in 2015, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201935 Views

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M’Girl infuses Indigenous Themes with “Western” Vocal Harmonies – Straight.com

October 19th, 2019 There’s a singularly surprising moment in the video for M’Girl’s song “Eyes Wide Open.” You see black and white footage of First Nations children, dressed like 1950’s schoolkids, sitting at tiny desks, and immediately presume you’re looking at footage of residential school children in the process of having their culture and language […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201925 Views

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Indigenous NorthernSpiritFlute Tuning Origins 551

Credits: James Boren This video explains the origins or beginnings of the original tuning offered on NorthernSpiritFlute Indigenous Style Flutes created in the key of D Major. A Canadian product. Recorded in 4K resolution, 30 FPS and in stereo sound.

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201986 Views

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Gord Downie’s Indigenous-issues mission to be carried on at star-studded show – Toronto Star

Oct. 18, 2019 When Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie left this mortal coil two years ago, he had unfinished business. After completing what would be his final cross-Canada tour with The Tragically Hip, Downie completed work on “Secret Path,” an album documenting the tribulations of the late Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Anishinaabe youth who was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201961 Views

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Queer Indigenous filmmaker premières music video at imagineNATIVE – Toronto.com

Festival ‘supports young Indigenous artists to have dreams’: Tim Myles Tim Myles has a clear idea of where he wants to be in five years: directing feature films. Just 25, the Toronto resident has already directed multiple music videos, with his latest collaboration with musician Indigo scheduled to have its world première at the imagineNATIVE […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201937 Views

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B.C. wins big at Western Canadian Music Awards

Oct. 9, 2019 VANCOUVER – British Columbia musicians shone at the 2019 Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA), with Vancouver’s Dan Mangan winning four awards including Rock Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Mangan is among the 10 B.C. artists honoured at the annual event that celebrates the best of artistic and music-industry talent in western […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201945 Views

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Manitoba Artists and Industry Land Western Canadian Music Awards in Whitehorse

October 3, 2019 Artists from Manitoba picked up hardware at this year’s Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA), taking top artistic honours for pop, Francophone, and classical. The hardware was handed out at the WCMAwards Reception held at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse that kicked off the BreakOut West festivities and celebrated some the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201945 Views

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Western Canadian Music Artistic Awards Announced

Toronto, ON – Thursday, October 3, 2019 – The winners of the 2019 Western Canadian Music Artistic Awards have been revealed! Announced today at the WCMAwards Reception held at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse, YT, during BreakOut West, the awards celebrate the best artistic talent in western Canada. See below for the full […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201931 Views

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2020 JUNO Awards deadlines and dates: Submissions now open

September 30, 2019 TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced that submissions for the 2020 JUNO Awards are now open from Monday, September 30, 2019 to Friday, November 8, 2019 at junosubmissions.ca. To be considered for nomination for the 2020 JUNO Awards, national music release dates must fall between the eligibility period of September 1, 2018 and November 8, 2019. […]

by pnationtalk on September 30, 201943 Views

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Review: Buffy Sainte-Marie is still ready to slay the world’s injustice in song – Londoner

“I’m not going to tell you how to vote, but whoever you vote for please make sure to hold them to it.” – Buffy Sainte-Marie September 21, 2019 It’s easy just to admire Buffy Sainte-Marie for the long list of accomplishments she has pulled off over some six decades in the music business. It’s not […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 201930 Views

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James Arthur, Emilio Estevez, Rupi Kaur, Sarah McLachlan, David Suzuki and WE Charity’s Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger celebrate young people leading social change at WE Day Toronto

– WE Day Toronto will stream live at 9:00 a.m. ET today at we.org/watchweday – – WE Day Toronto is free to students thanks to partners led by Co-Title Sponsors RBC and TELUS– – WE Carpet photos will be available at 10 a.m. ET and WE Day Toronto photos will be available at 4 p.m. […]

by aanationtalk on September 19, 2019111 Views

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Fighting for hope: Teens from Alberta First Nation record hip-hop track with a message – CBC

‘We were looking for a way to have a voice’ Sep 12, 2019 A group of teenagers and children from northern Alberta’s Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation have released their first single — a heavy hip-hop track with a powerful message. The lyrics of Fight for Hope touch on themes of addiction, healing through cultural tradition, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2019129 Views

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16 year old Metis singer turning heads in Alberta – APTN News

September 11, 2019 Mary Stinchcombe, a 16 year old singer in Alberta, is getting a lot of attentions these days. The Metis singer is also getting a lot of airplay. She has two songs on Indigenous radio across the country and will soon be releasing her first CD. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/09/11/16-year-old-metis-singer-turning-heads-in-alberta/

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201961 Views

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Special night of music with Emmylou Harris, Sass Jordan and more to bridge the gap between industry, Indigenous communities and the arts – JWN

Sept. 11, 2019 A group of Canadian oil and gas leaders is bringing world-renowned artists including 14-time Grammy award winner Emmylou Harris and Canadian Queen of Rock Sass Jordan to the Jack Singer Concert Hall on October 29 for a special night of music and charity. In addition to raising funds for Indigenous Missing and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2019100 Views

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Adrian Sutherland and Midnight Shine – “I Need Angels” – Net Newsledger

ATTAWAPISKAT – Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Adrian Sutherland & Midnight Shine’s debut music video draws attention to the suicide crisis among Indigenous youth. Stunningly beautiful and shot entirely in Attawapiskat – where Adrian was born and raised – I NEED ANGELS has been called “passionate and powerful” and continues to resonate. Since releasing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201984 Views

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Cody Coyote’s New Album “Ma’iingnag” Exemplifies a Teaching we Should All Hear in 2019

OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 9, 2019 — Cody Coyote is ready to share knowledge, Indigenous language and a new sound through his brand new album. Sarju Jagai – The Cave Recording Studios and Jay Fee – Conduction Mastering, have just mixed and mastered the 10 song, second full length solo album from this Indigenous Hip-Hop/Electronic artist, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201982 Views

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Mayor Tory presents Robbie Robertson with Key to the City

September 5, 2019 Mayor John Tory today presented Robbie Robertson with a Key to the City at a press conference held at TIFF Bell Lightbox prior to the world premiere of the film “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band.” Born and raised in Toronto, Robertson is a Canadian musician, songwriter, film composer, producer, […]

by aanationtalk on September 5, 2019157 Views

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Manitoba Music’s Indigenous North Has A Global Focus – FYI Music News

Aug 30, 2019 Indigenous artists from Canada will take centre stage at Indigenous North events in international markets next month. Supported through the Indigenous Music Export Program at Manitoba Music, export-ready music entrepreneurs will head to Australia and Germany to perform for and connect with key industry players to build their music businesses beyond borders. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201968 Views

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As TIFF opens with a documentary about his life, Robbie Robertson opens up about his past, present and future – National Post

‘They’re all wrong. I have a dream. I’m on a mission’ Few artists in the annals of rock ‘n’ roll have divided opinion as much as The Band. Was their name the height of pretension (“not just any band, but the definite article”) or simply a workmanlike nod to their anonymity? Was their music a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2019110 Views

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Showcase Opportunity: Manitoba Country Music Showcase | Deadline: Sep 5

September 5, 2019 Manitoba Music is partnering with the Manitoba Country Music Association to present a showcase at the Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club on Friday, November 8 as part of Manitoba Country Music Meeting. This showcase is an opportunity to perform for and network with key country music industry professionals including labels, agents, publishers, supervisors, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201967 Views

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Learn the song “Human” by Twin Flames for the Canadian Music Challenge 2019

Credits: CBC Music Class 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and to celebrate that, this year, CBC Music has included the beautiful song “Human” by the award-winning Indigenous duo Twin Flames. This song was specifically written to celebrate Indigenous languages and cultures, and to build relationships, and is the official song of the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 2019388 Views

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Final Round of Performers announced – Grand Jury revealed for 2019 Polaris Gala

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, August 13, 2019 The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has added four more performers for the Polaris Gala. In addition, Polaris has revealed the 11-person Grand Jury who will determine this year’s prize-winning album. Taking place September 16 at The Carlu in Toronto, Polaris Short List-nominated acts FET.NAT, Les […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 201937 Views

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Nunavut singer Riit releases her 1st music video – CBC

Video is for Rita Claire Mike-Murphy’s single Qaumajuapik, released in the spring Aug 17, 2019 Her sound is electronic, but Rita Claire Mike-Murphy’s first music video is about showing Inuit culture. “It’s very, very simple, but it felt very good,” said the performer, who also goes by her stage name Riit. Mike-Murphy, who is also […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201963 Views

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BreakOut West: Final Wave of Showcase Festival Performers Announced!

BreakOut West is excited to announce the final wave of artists that will be showcasing at the 17th annual music festival, this year in Whitehorse, Yukon. Please see below for the third-round list of performing artists. Wristbands Available Now Wristbands for BreakOut West are available HERE Final Round of BreakOut West Festival Performers Alpha Toshineza […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201991 Views

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5 CNE concerts in 2019 you don’t want to miss – Toronto.com

Admission included with regular ticket to The Ex The Canadian National Exhibition happens from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2 this year. It will feature nightly performances at the CNE Bandshell from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Entry to the concerts is included with regular CNE admission. BURTON CUMMINGS AND BAND Canadian rock icon Burton Cummings, formerly […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201957 Views

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Twin Flames hope to use music to revitalize Indigenous languages, storytelling – CBC

Ottawa-based duo recorded a song for UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages Aug 05, 2019 CBC is doing a series of stories to recognize that the United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The observance is meant to raise awareness about the consequences of losing endangered languages, and to establish a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201948 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Folklorama and Other Festivals in Manitoba

From: Canadian Heritage WINNIPEG, August 2, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced funding of $100,000 for Folklorama, Winnipeg’s annual two-week festival celebrating global culture and ethnic diversity. This marks the first time that Folklorama has received funding under the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program. Folklorama, which […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201974 Views

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Qilaut songwriting contest: 2019 submissions

25 July 2019 Are you an aspiring songwriter? Do you want your song to be part of Nunavut’s cultural heritage? The Department of Culture and Heritage is now accepting submissions for original Inuktut songs, part of the 2019 edition of Qilaut songwriting contest! This year, our theme is Family and Friends/Ilannaariit Piqannariillu. Qilaut celebrates Nunavut’s […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201971 Views

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DD Studio Sessions: Snotty Nose Rez Kids ft. Brevner [Hooligans]

Credits: digitaldrumvideo Back in 2017, the Snotty Nose Rez Kids perked a few ears with their self-titled debut album. Three years, two albums and a whole lotta hustle later, the Haisla hip-hop duo are leading the Next Wave of Indigenous music. In addition to scoring multiple award nominations (The Junos, the Western Canadian Music Awards […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2019334 Views

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Secret Path’ to return with ‘recreation’ concert telling Chanie Wenjack’s story – CBC

Jul 17, 2019 New version incorporates original band from Gord Downie’s shows, dancers and surprise guests Gord Downie’s Secret Path concert is returning to the stage as part of a live “re-creation” project. Three years after the late Tragically Hip frontman performed his concept album at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, some of the artists who […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201962 Views

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Nunavik singer-songwriter named to Polaris Prize shortlist – Nunatsiaq News

17 July, 2019 “This album has humbled me in many ways” The Inuk singer-songwriter Elisapie has been named to the Polaris Prize shortlist for her album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl. Elisapie, who is from Salluit, is one of 10 artists named to the 2019 Polaris Prize shortlist, announced July 16. Her album was […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201957 Views

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The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, July 16, 2019 The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2019 Short List. The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl FET.NAT – Le Mal Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay […]

by pnationtalk on July 17, 2019100 Views

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Editorial: Eskasoni songbird flies high – TheChronicleHerald.ca

When Eskasoni high schooler Emma Stevens’ hauntingly beautiful Mi’kmaw-language cover of the Beatles’ Blackbird was uploaded to YouTube April 25, little did anyone know the heights to which her cover of that iconic song would fly. The Grade 10 student and a few fellow classmates at Allison Bernard Memorial High School had recorded the song […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201988 Views

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Emma Stevens Met Paul McCartney After Her Mi’kmaq Cover Of ‘Blackbird’ Went Viral – HuffPost Canada

The former Beatle has praised her version before. Paul McCartney says he was a little anxious about singing “Blackbird” at a weekend concert after meeting a Cape Breton teenager behind a much-discussed Mi’kmaq rendition of the Beatles classic. The British rock legend told a large audience at Vancouver’s BC Place that Emma Stevens’ version in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2019123 Views

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Indigenous tenor mixes different sound textures; Polaris Music Prize winner brings unique vocal stylings to festival stage – Montreal Gazette

Dutcher returns, mixing classical and electronic textures with archival recordings of traditional Maliseet songs. Jeremy Dutcher (9 p.m., Club Soda, $35.25). Singer-composer-pianist Jeremy Dutcher won last year’s Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album, and in February won the Juno for Indigenous Album of the Year. The classically trained operator tenor, and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) member […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201989 Views

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Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival fills void in Kelowna’s summer celebrations – TOTA Regional Tourism News Centre

June 22, 2019 Inaugural festival to kickoff this July, will showcase culture in fun, accessible way The first Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival is coming to the Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre in West Kelowna on July 6 and 7 to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Indigenous culture in the Okanagan. “Our festival will showcase […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2019111 Views

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Metric, Coleman Hell headline Wake the Giant Music Festival – CBC

Jun 24, 2019 Some well-known Canadian bands will take the stage at Thunder Bay’s waterfront in September as part of the first-ever Wake the Giant Music Festival. Metric, July Talk, Crown Lands, and Coleman Hell will headline the inaugural event, according to organizers, and it will feature both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, a live art […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2019108 Views

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Watch Beatrice Deer Awaken Her Inner Peace in the “Isumavunga” Video – Exclaim.ca

Jun 20, 2019 Beatrice Deer recently won the Canadian Folk Music Awards’ Pushing the Boundaries award and Best Folk Album at the Indigenous Music Awards for her soulful fourth full-length album, My All to You. The Montreal-based songwriter, originally from Quaqtaq, is now releasing a video for her introspective song “Isumavunga” off of the record. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 2019102 Views

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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, 201997 Views

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Music Biz Headlines, June 19, 2019 – FYI Music News

June 19, 2019 Bruce Cockburn says Canadians need to face up to their country’s treatment of Indigenous people ‘To think that we can absolve ourselves of having exercised cultural genocide is completely foolish.’ – Brent Bambury. CBC Radio · A Flock of Seagulls, Glass Tiger and Corey Hart: A night of nostalgia on the Budweiser […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201974 Views

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First time $300,000 Vancouver Music Fund to elevate Indigenous and underrepresented voices

Intake for three new music programs in partnership with Creative BC now open “Recognizing the extraordinary local talent, the City of Vancouver is thrilled to provide this unique opportunity to artists who continue to experience various barriers to access, and build on the successes of existing initiatives. Sandra Singh, General Manager of Arts, Culture, and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201981 Views

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City of Kingston announces the 12th Grand OnStage season line-up

June 12, 2019 – The City of Kingston’s Grand Theatre has announced its new Grand OnStage 2019-20 season featuring dozens of shows from across Canada and across the globe. The Grand OnStage program presents a variety of entertaining and culturally enriching choices ranging from dance to theatre, young audience performances to comedy, and world artists […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201985 Views

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National Music Centre Unveils Indigenous Music Week Programming and Permanent Exhibit on Musician Activists – Samaritan Mag

June 5, 2019 The National Music Centre in Calgary has unveiled the programming for its Indigenous Music Week, happening at the Studio Bell from June 19 to 22, but it will be preceded by the reveal of a new permanent exhibit on June 14 named Speak Up! which focuses on Indigenous artists making social and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201991 Views

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Tanya Tagaq and seven other writers take home prizes at Indigenous Voices Awards – CTV News

June 6, 2019 VANCOUVER — Inuit throat singer and author Tanya Tagaq was among the winners at the second annual Indigenous Voices Awards. The IVAs handed out a total of $16,000 in honours to eight emerging Indigenous writers at a Vancouver gala on Tuesday. The prizes, each worth $2,000, recognize published and unpublished works in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 2019145 Views

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