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Five Questions With… Red Music Rising’s Matt Maw – FYI Music News

Aug 17, 2020 Toronto-based Coalition Music recently announced a new partnership with The Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) to create Red Music Rising (RMR), the first music company owned, managed and operated entirely by Indigenous individuals. RMR’s mission will to help develop robust, sustainable, life-long careers for Indigenous artists and industry members, and will be under the oversight of Dadan Sivunivut, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2020217 Views

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Indigenous artists happy to be part of Ottawa’s drive-in concert series – APTN News

Aug 11, 2020 “I feel so honoured to get to play Bluesfest this year” Indigenous artists say they are excited to be back on the live music scene after having to cancel all their bookings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An Ottawa series of concerts is part of RBC Bluesfest Drive-In 2020 – the COVID-19 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2020176 Views

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Attawapiskat musician lands book deal with Penguin Random House Canada – CBC

Adrian Sutherland to write memoir of his life in northern Ontario First Nation Aug 10, 2020 Cree musician Adrian Sutherland is writing a book and has signed a publishing deal with Penguin Random House Canada. Sutherland is a singer/songwriter and the frontman and founder of the band Midnight Shine. The book will be a memoir of his life growing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2020133 Views

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William Prince wins The 2020 SOCAN Songwriting Prize for “The Spark”

Toronto, August 5, 2020 – The votes are in! “The Spark,” written and performed by William Prince of Winnipeg has won the 15th annual English SOCAN Songwriting Prize, the most prestigious award for music creation as determined in a public vote. Music fans from across Canada cast their votes from July 16 to 30 for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2020179 Views

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Winnipeg’s William Prince takes home national songwriting prize – Globalnews.ca

August 5, 2020 A Winnipeg singer-songwriter has won a prestigious songwriting prize from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). William Prince, who hails from Peguis First Nation, was selected as the winner of SOCAN’s 2020 Songwriting Prize on Wednesday for his song The Spark from the critically acclaimed Reliever album. […]

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August festivals filling Sask. with music during pandemic – CBC

From drive-in concerts to virtual shows, a number of organizations have come up with different festivals Aug 03, 2020 Concertgoers around Saskatchewan may have cancelled their festival plans, but August events might still fill the month with music. The Regina Folk Festival has announced a Do-It-Yourself Regina Folk Festival or DIYRFF. From August 7 to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2020113 Views

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To my teenaged self: An Afro-Indigenous woman’s contribution to Tegan and Sara’s new video – North Shore News

DJ and Squamish Nation councillor Orene Askew transforms the wisdom she has acquired into a message for who she was as a student at Carson Graham Secondary July 29, 2020 You can see hints of the woman Orene Askew was about to become in her high school yearbook photos. It’s the early aughts of a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2020170 Views

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SOCAN Songwriting Prize Amplifies Music’s Power to Lift Us Up

July 16, 2020 SOCAN has announced the finalists for the 15th anniversary of the  SOCAN Songwriting Prize celebrating the exceptional talent of emerging Canadian songwriters over the past year. At a time when many Canadians are experiencing financial stress, musicians have been among the hardest hit. In an effort to ease the burden COVID-19 has […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2020189 Views

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Canadian Band Crown Lands Honours Missing Indigenous Women With New Single ‘End Of The Road’ – ETCanada.com

The Southern-Ontario rock group Crown Lands is releasing their new single “End Of The Road”, with a new video dedicated to the missing or murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirits in British Columbia. The video features narration by Canadian Inuk singer Tanya Tagaq, explaining the background of the plight of the missing women. Yellowhead Highway […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2020226 Views

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High above Toronto, watch this epic performance calling out the opera industry

Credit:CBC Arts Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 is a true treasure of our queer world, and it was an absolute honour for us to have them included in CBC Arts Presents Queer Pride Inside: A Buddies in Bad Times Cabaret. A queer, gender non-binary, multidisciplinary performer and creator, Kasahara comes from a background of over a decade […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 2020349 Views

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