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Music News Digest, Jan. 14, 2021 – FYI Music News

Jan. 14, 2021 Geddy Lee, k.d. lang, Steven Page, and violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman have all been announced as participants in The Show Must Go On: Stories of Resilience. Described as a virtual music and storytelling event organized by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, it takes place on Feb. 18, 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Tickets start at $100 CAD; […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202110 Views

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Vote Now for Canada’s Best Independent Music Video Online at Dropout Entertainment

TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2021  – Voting is open for Canada’s best independent music video released in 2020 at Dropoutentertainment.ca and the votes are rolling in. This is the last week left to vote for the first round of nominations. The first round of public voting will close on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at noon EST, the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 202117 Views

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Five Questions With… PIQSIQ – FYI Music News

Sisters Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Ayalik, better known as the acclaimed throat singing duo PIQSIQ (“pilk-silk”), are in the holiday spirit again this year with a new single, a stunning rendition of Coventry Carol, which dates back to 16th Century England. Along with being one of their favourite holiday songs, they felt its bittersweet theme […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 202074 Views

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Blind Oji-Cree musician ‘Mattmac’ drops first career album – Globalnews.ca

November 23, 2020 A blind musician from the remote community of Garden Hill First Nation in northern Manitoba has released his first career album. Matthew Monias, or “Mattmac”, dropped an eight-song collection titled 20/20 on Friday. “It paints a really good picture of where I’m at with my life, with my career as a developing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202035 Views

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‘We are hip hop’ says award winning Indigenous producer, engineer – APTN News

He has mixed songs for Drake, Method Man, Redman and many more but David Strickland says he just assumes nobody knows who he is. For more than a generation, Strickland has been helping hone the Toronto sound, even before it became the OVO Sound under Drake’s reign. Over the years, Strickland has worked with many […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 202038 Views

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The life of a First Nations missionary

Credit:CBC News Henry Budd (Sakachuwescum) trained from childhood as a missionary and was sent to convert the Swampy Cree to Christianity during a time of unprecedented change on the Canadian prairies.

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 2020204 Views

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Indigenous cellist Cris Derksen performs November 18 – Straight.com

Indigenous cellist and composer Cris Derksen will give an online performance this Wednesday (November 18) as part of the UBC School of Music’s Wednesday Noon Hours series. According to the event info on the UBC Music website, “Derksen braids the traditional and contemporary, weaving her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry together with new school […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202042 Views

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Indigenous trailblazer in the music industry talks Juno award and virtual COVID-19 concerts – CTV News

November 5, 2020 TORONTO — There’s a story behind Elaine Bomberry’s Juno award — it was the gift of a lifetime from music legend Buffy Sainte-Marie. In 2018, in her speech after winning a Juno for the Indigenous Music Album of the Year, Sainte-Marie dedicated the Juno to Bomberry. “I think that maybe this Juno […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 202066 Views

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Elisapie named Indigenous Artist of the Year by Quebec music industry association – Nunatsiaq News

Elisapie, the Nunavik singer and songwriter, received the Indigenous Artist of the Year award from Québec’s music industry association on Nov. 1. “Very proud of this beautiful award, ‘Indigenous Artist of the Year,’ given to me by the great Kent Nagano and my favorite person, the very great Florant Vollant. This award seems more important […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2020106 Views

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Indigenous rock band Eagle & Hawk still rocking nearly 30 years later – CBC

History of band is explored in new documentary Eagle & Hawk Take the Stage Oct 30, 2020 With 10 albums and nearly 30 years together as a band, Eagle & Hawk is a Canadian institution. Founded in 1994 by Vince Fontaine and Troy Westwood, an active CFL football player for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 2020162 Views

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