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Canada’s Largest Aboriginal Talent Show – The NCI Jam

by NationTalk on September 1, 20092172 Views

NCI FM would like to announce the 20 lucky performers who will be taking the stage at the 23rd annual NCI JAM. The NCI Jam is recognized as Canada’s largest Aboriginal talent show, which attracts over 2,200 music fans. This year’s show will be recorded for a national television broadcast on APTN. The event takes place at the prestigious Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg. David McLeod NCI CEO stated “It’s widely known that the Aboriginal community is Canada’s fastest growing population… with that growth includes the talent and artists to build our own star system.” The show began in 1987 in a small community hall in Thompson, Manitoba and has now gained national media attention.Here is the official 2009 contestant performer list:

Bruce Kakewash – Fisher River, MB
Mike Belfour – Cross Lake, MB
Sandra Lori Allan – Fort Frances, ON
Michael Scott Boehner – Brokenhead, MB
Leonard Sumner – Little Saskatchewan, MB
Roxy Flett – Chemawawin, MB
Jessica Ferland – Duck Bay, MB
Jeremy Bone – Keeseekoowenn, MB
Carl Sanderson – File Hills, SK
John Letandre – Pinaymootang, MB
Arnold Sanderson – Moose Lake, MB
Elvis Maytawayashing – Lake Manitoba, MB
Ken Henderson – Opaskwayak Cree Nation, MB
Roxann Ranville – Winnipeg, MB
Nylin White – Whitefish Bay, ON
Candace Twance – Pic Morbert First Nations, ON
Jade Turner – Grand Rapids, MB
Patrick Roulette Jr. – Sandy Bay, MB
Burnice Mattis – Peguis, MB
Anda Simard – Sagkeeng First Nations, MB

Guest performers include:
Manitoba Aboriginal Music Hall of Fame Inductee – Gloria Dejarlais
Also, performances by “NCI Listener Choice Single of the Year” nominees: Richard McKay and Howard Nepinak

2009 NCI JAM tickets are available through Ticketmaster 780-3333. Mark your calendar for 6:30pm (Talent -Red Carpet Arrival) Saturday, September 19th at the Winnipeg at the Centennial Concert Hall.

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