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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, 201934 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, 201926 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, 201936 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, 201918 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, 201942 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, 201997 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, 201939 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, 201991 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, 201929 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, 2019183 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, 201922 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, 201941 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, 201960 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, 201937 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, 201931 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, 201945 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, 201949 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, 2019219 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, 201942 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, 201941 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, 201971 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, 201957 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, 201990 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, 201965 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, 201999 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, 201986 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, 201966 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, 201967 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, 201954 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, 201961 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, 201968 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, 201973 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, 2019114 Views

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Paul McCartney praises Mi’kmaq cover of Beatles’ classic, ‘Blackbird’ – Woodstock Sentinel Review

Emma Stevens, from the Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, sings the Beatles’ classic in Mi’kmaq June 3, 2019 When Emma Stevens covered the Beatles’ “Blackbird” it was already a special moment — but after the man who wrote the song took notice of her version, it seems some of those lyrics became reality, with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201960 Views

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Mohawk student wins at Indigenous Music Awards – Mohawk News

Jacob Hill and the Wabanaki Confederacy take Best Pow Wow – Traditional Album Mohawk College student, Jacob Hill, and the Wabanaki Confederacy received the Best Pow Wow – Traditional Album award for their album Journey of the Drum at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards. Based in the Maritimes, The Wabanaki Confederacy is a traditional Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201947 Views

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SOCAN Celebrates Indigenous Songwriter Anachnid – FYI Music News

The SOCAN Foundation, in partnership with TD Bank Group, presented the first Indigenous Songwriter Award to Montrealer Anachnid at the Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg on May 17. Anachnid, a member of SOCAN, accepted the award and the accompanying $10,000 cash prize from the rights org’s CEO CEO Eric Baptiste and TD’s James Baxter. “It […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201968 Views

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Anachnid receives prestigious Indigenous Songwriter Award from SOCAN Foundation and TD

TORONTO, May 24, 2019 – The SOCAN Foundation, in partnership with TD Bank Group, at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards on May 17 in Winnipeg, presented the first Indigenous Songwriter Award to Anachnid from Montreal. Anachnid, a member of SOCAN, accepted the award and the accompanying $10,000 cash prize from SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste and James Baxter, Winnipeg TD Canada Trust Branch Manager. “It means a lot to win […]

by pnationtalk on May 24, 201997 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, 201988 Views

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Events 12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show this Thursday – BT Toronto

Program Manager of ‘Outside Looking In’ Laura McKinnon talks about the infectious energy of the Indigenous Youth Dance Show. The show celebrates the 12th annual production this Thursday at the Sony Centre. Read More: https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/12th-annual-indigenous-youth-dance-show-this-thursday/

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201981 Views

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Tanya Tagaq, Joshua Whitehead among finalists for Indigenous Voices Awards – Richmond Sentinel

May-15-2019 VANCOUVER — The Indigenous Voices Awards are building on their inaugural success as a launching pad for Indigenous literary talent with a fresh crop of finalists, an organizer says. Tanya Tagaq and Joshua Whitehead are among the 17 rising Indigenous writers who have been shortlisted for the second annual IVAs. Tagaq’s “Split Tooth” (Viking […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2019100 Views

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Juno-winner Jeremy Dutcher pairs with Canadian orchestras on tour – 680 News

May 14, 2019 TORONTO — Acclaimed Indigenous singer Jeremy Dutcher is embarking on a fall tour paired with local orchestras from across the country. The Polaris Prize winner, who grabbed heaps of attention at this year’s Juno Awards with his speech about reconciliation, is planning seven concerts in the symphony format. Dutcher, who is a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2019155 Views

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12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show Comes to Toronto – CBC

May 13, 2019 On May 23rd The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will host two performances of the 12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show—presented by Outside Looking In. Outside Looking In is a national charity that offers a high school accredited dance program for Indigenous youth in grades 7-12. After being assessed on academic […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201984 Views

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​Snotty Nose Rez Kids Perfect Their “Indigenous Trap” on New Album ‘Trapline’ – Exclaim!

May 13, 2019 Snotty Nose Rez Kids have just released their new album, Trapline. It is, in their words, an attempt at incorporating the ideas they grew up with in their Kitimat, BC Haisla reservation with the trap sound we’ve all come to identify with that Atlanta wave — a style the duo call “Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201968 Views

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Rising star’: Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher takes home two ECMAs – CTV Atlantic News

May 3, 2019 CHARLOTTETOWN — Jeremy Dutcher, a musician at the centre of what has been called an Indigenous renaissance, added to his list of accolades Thursday at the East Coast Music Awards. The trained operatic singer, raised partly in the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, took home two awards: Indigenous artist of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201989 Views

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Announcing East Coast Music Awards Winners

May 02, 2019 Jeremy Dutcher, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Classified, and Reeny Smith among winners at 2019 East Coast Music Awards Show presented by Stingray & TD(le français suit) (le français suit) Jeremy Dutcher, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Classified, and Reeny Smith are among the artists who took home East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) tonight at the 2019 East Coast Music Awards Show in the Confederation […]

by pnationtalk on May 3, 2019165 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, 201965 Views

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Emma Stevens – Blackbird by The Beatles sung in Mi’kmaq

Credits: Allison Bernard Memorial High School The International Year of Indigenous Languages is a United Nations observance in 2019 that aims to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangerment of Indigenous languages across the world, with an aim to establish a link between language, development, peace, and reconciliation. To bring awareness to this important […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 20191040 Views

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Igloolik singer-songwriter Angela Amarualik opens for Hannah Georgas in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

30 April, 2019 Amarualik nominated for three Indigenous Music Awards this year Angela Amarualik says it took her one year to write her first song when she was 16 years old. “That’s how bad I wanted to become a songwriter,” she said. Now 20, the Igloolik singer-songwriter was the opening act for Juno-nominated Vancouver pop-rock […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201979 Views

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Indigenous dancers from the Okanagan to bring their moves to Toronto – Salmon Arm Observer

Students from Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School will be participating in the Indigenous Youth Dance Show Three students from the Penticton Indian Band’s Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School will be bringing their moves to the 12th annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show in Toronto, Ont., on May 23. The students have been working on a choreographed number by […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201983 Views

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Jeremy Dutcher – Millennium Stage (April 24, 2019)

Credits: The Kennedy Center Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained Canadian Indigenous tenor, composer, musicologist, performer, and activist, who currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. This classically trained operatic tenor takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq roots into the music he creates. He is most noted for his album Wolastoqiyik […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019426 Views

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