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2022 Qilaut Inuktut songwriting contest winners

25 January 2023 The Department of Culture and Heritage is pleased to announce the winners of Qilaut 2022. 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 more than 30 submissions and the songs were judged by a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 202318 Views

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Classified and The East Pointers lead 2023 East Coast Music Award Nominations

January 24, 2023 The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is thrilled to announce the 2023 East Coast Music Award nominees. Classified (NS) and The East Pointers (PEI) lead the pack with 6 nominations each. Followed closely by Jason Benoit (NL) with 5. Coming in with 4 a piece is David Myles (NB), Madison Violet (CB), […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 202316 Views

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Nunavut plans to support Inuit language, culture with new music industry association – Welland Tribune

Jan. 17, 2023 IQALUIT, Nunavut – Nunavut musicians have a music industry association to call their own. Organizers of Nunavut Music say the non-profit will work to support industry professionals, build careers and strengthen Inuit language and culture. They say Nunavut was the only Canadian province or territory without an official music industry association until […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202329 Views

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Amanda Rheaume brings Metis music, history and stories to Tour de Fort – Fort Frances Times

4 January 2023 There are few better ways to kick off a new year than with a night out to the Townshend Theatre for another show from Tour de Fort. Ringing in the New Year on Friday, January 6, 2023, is Amanda Rheaume, an Ottawa-based musician who identifies as a citizen of the Metis Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 202351 Views

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Indigenous rapper emerges from shadows with first album in years – Newmarket Today

Jan 2, 2023 New album from Plex focuses on substance abuse, evolution of hip-hop and cultural appropriation Plex, an award-winning hip-hop/rap musician, marks the release of his first album in a decade. The 12-song record, called Who Am I To Judge, speaks to the reason for his absence as well as other topics on his […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2023101 Views

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Teens from Kahnawake, Que. write and record music video – CTV News

Dec. 5, 2022 Four students from the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) community of Kahnawake wrote, sang, rapped and filmed a music video that explores their experiences as Indigenous youth. Their school, Howard S. Billings in Chateauguay, issued the challenge, and the young artists rose to the occasion. The world premiere of “They Fly” took place in the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 202244 Views

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Mississauga #8 First Nation musician releases first album – Anishinabek News

November 29, 2022 MISSISSAUGA #8 FIRST NATION— Evan Redsky is a member of Mississauga #8 First Nation who has toured worldwide honing his skills as a musician as well as his acumen in the music industry. He is a self-taught musician who successfully manages his own career and acts as his own booking agent. “That’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 202238 Views

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Kevin Drew Announced As 2023 MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award Recipient

November 24, 2022 MusiCounts is delighted to honour award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) with the 2023 MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, presented by CST Foundation. Drew is being recognized for his philanthropic contributions to music education in Canada, and his integral role in expanding MusiCounts’ instrument grant programs from exclusively […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 202233 Views

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From political rap to throat-singing indie folk, Indigenous musicians break boundaries – The Globe and Mail

When the Haisla hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids performed at this year’s Juno Awards, they wore custom wood-carved masks and fringed ceremonial aprons while dancers in traditional regalia stepped to the rhythm of a beating drum. Photos of totem poles from their home territory of Kitamaat Village in B.C. flashed on stage as they […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202251 Views

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An act of reclamation and defiance’: rising Cree star moves into new era – CBC

Nov 21, 2022 For Cree singer-songwriter Siibii, changing their name and reclaiming their Indigenous identity feels good. “With my Eenou name, I feel so much more well-equipped. I feel pride and I feel a confidence,” said the 22-year-old Montreal-based artist from the northern Quebec Cree community of Mistissini. They used to perform under their birth name […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 202250 Views

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