Aboriginal Music Week Celebrates Music Without Borders

by aanationtalk on August 18, 2014623 Views

August 18, 2014

The summer of music festivals continues with the sixth annual edition of Aboriginal Music Week. Running August 20-24 in various Winnipeg venues, this year’s fest will feature a number of free and tickets shows as well as community celebrations, workshops, film events, industry networking, and more.

AMW will play host to a number of touring acts, including first visits from emcee Tall Paul, violinist Laura Ortman, music producer Astronomar, and hip hop duo Mob Bounce, and guitarist Logan Staats. JUNO Award winners George Leach and Leela Gilday are both set to return, along with pop singer Inez Jasper, prehispanico music creator DJ Javier Estrada, and more.

Homegrown talent also plays a big part on the bill this year, including performances from award-winning rock outfit Eagle & Hawk, Métis fiddlers Darren Lavallee and Melissa St. Goddard, trip hop singer and 2014 Western Canadian Music Award nominee Iskwé, funk-rockers Burnt-Project 1, champion drum group Spirit Sands Singers, rockers The Mosquitoz, country chanteuse Frannie Klein, and more.

AMW is offering some new events and opportunities this year, including two nights of free entertainment at The Cube stage, a big community celebration at the Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre, music video screenings at the Cinematheque, and a few exclusive music management consultations with Coalition Music’s Liam Killeen. The fest will also team up with the Winnipeg Folk Festival for a special noon hour Songwriters Circle at The Cube on August 22.

The festival will also partner with community organizations — including the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, Picnic in the Park, and the Spence Neighbourhood Association — to produce concerts and events in different neighbourhoods throughout Winnipeg’s core aimed at Aboriginal youth.

Check out the AMW 2014 site for ticket info, find event info in the Manitoba Live app, and enter to win festival passes at manitobalive.ca!

Upcoming Events for Aboriginal Music Week

ABORIGINAL MUSIC WEEK – THE TURTLE ISLAND BLOCK PARTY 
Eagle & Hawk
isKwe
George Leach
Melissa St. Goddard
Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre
510 King Street
Winnipeg, MB
Details
ABORIGINAL MUSIC WEEK – THE BORDERLESS MUSIC LOUNGE 
Astronomar
DJ Javier Estrada
Exquisite Ghost
Windsor Hotel
187 Garry Street
Winnipeg, MB

$10/advance
Details
MANITOBA MUSIC LIVE AT THE CUBE – ABORIGINAL MUSIC WEEK SONGWRITERS CIRCLE 
Frannie Klein
Darren Lavallee
Dave Boulanger (Burnt-Project 1)
Leela Gilday
The Cube
133 Albert Street, Old Market Square
Winnipeg, MB
Details
ABORIGINAL MUSIC WEEK – INDIGENOUS MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS 
George Leach
Leela Gilday
Logan Straats
Spirit Sands Singers
The Cube
133 Albert Street, Old Market Square
Winnipeg, MB
Details
ABORIGINAL MUSIC WEEK – OPEN MIC 
Rescued by Dragonflyz (hosts)
Windsor Hotel
187 Garry Street
Winnipeg, MB
Details
ABORIGINAL MUSIC WEEK – PICNIC IN THE PARK 
The Mosquitoz
Darren Lavallee
Inez Jasper
St. John’s Park
Mountain Avenue & Main Street
Winnipeg, MB
Details
ABORIGINAL MUSIC WEEK – INDIGENOUS MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS 
BURNT-Project1
Astronomar
Lido Pimienta
Tall Paul
The Cube
133 Albert Street, Old Market Square
Winnipeg, MB
Details
ABORIGINAL MUSIC WEEK – THE SATURDAY NIGHT SUMMER JAM 
DJ Javier Estrada
DJ Miss Vee
Mob Bounce
Primetime Empyr
Pyramid Cabaret
176 Fort Street
Winnipeg, MB

See all the upcoming events at manitobamusic.com/calendar/keyword:Aboriginal+Music+Week

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