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Music is ‘my therapy and my outlet’ says Don Amero – APTN

December 17, 2019 Life could have turned out a lot different for Don Amero. The award winning musician’s parents split up when he as around 11 years old in what he says was a “really bad divorce.” Growing up, there was always music in the house. Both of Amero’s parents played and sang. Life in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019214 Views

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A First Nation Tragically Hip tribute band is adding Cree lyrics to some Hip songs – A Journal of Musical Things

One of Gord Downie’s greatest legacies will be his push towards reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations, something that’s embraced by almost everyone on both sides of the divide. The Poets are a Hip tribute band from Moose Cree First Nation on the shores of James Bay. When they perform, they insert Cree lyrics in a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019289 Views

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Indian Giver Are the Band Indigenous Hardcore Fans Have Been Waiting For – VICE

“People are paying attention to Indigenous artists…And that’s great. But it’s not the kind of music that I listen to.” Indian Giver are an anonymous Indigenous hardcore collective with members across Turtle Island (North America). The group—which has associations with prominent bands in Canada’s heavy music and outlaw country scenes—formed in fall 2019 and quickly […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2019246 Views

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CNA grads make MusicNL nominee shortlist

STEPHENVILLE, NL – In just a few weeks, the wait will be over for those shortlisted on this year’s MusicNL Awards lineup. Among those nominated in the 27 categories were several College of the North Atlantic (CNA) alumni, including: The Kubasonics, which features Music: Performance, Business and Technology graduate Jacob Cherwick, who is going head […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019187 Views

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Indigenous music industry booming, study confirms | APTN InFocus

Credit: APTN News There’s little shock that Indigenous musicians are on the rise in number, reach and influence, but even long-time industry insiders had a bit of a jaw-drop when a new study revealed just how much the industry is contributing to Canada’s economy each year. The National Indigenous Music Impact Study is the first […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 2019444 Views

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Osprey hosting Polaris prize and Juno winner Jeremy Dutcher – The Coastguard

SHELBURNE, N.S. — The Osprey Arts Centre in Shelburne is hosting Polaris prize and Juno award winner Jeremy Dutcher at the Trinity United Church Sanctuary, on 36 John St., in Shelburne, on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2019212 Views

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Indigenous music industry contributed millions to Canadian economy in 2018 – APTN News

November 27, 2019 The Indigenous music industry is contributing to Canada’s economy in a big way – to the tune of $78 million last year, according to a recent study published by APTN. The study, which is a first of its kind, was launched to provide a comprehensive view of the challenges, barriers and successes […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2019189 Views

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What Does Electric Pow Wow Sound Like? (feat. A Tribe Called Red and Iron Boy)

Credit: Sound Field Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red combine Native American drum circle sounds with electronic music to create Electric Pow wow. Nahre Sol travels to Toronto to meet A Tribe Called Red to learn how they blend native sounds and electronic music. LA Buckner meets with Iron Boy drum circle in Minnesota […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 2019647 Views

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Call Out: Nunavut Musicians: Northern Lights Trade Show, Ottawa, ON

22 November 2019 Qikiqtaaluk Corporation is now accepting applications from musician(s) to perform at QC’s Reception evening at the Northern Lights Trade show on February 6th 2020 at the Westin Hotel, Governor General Ballroom in Ottawa. To apply, you are asked to provide a short bio and a video of your performances for review. We […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2019229 Views

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Sudbury musician Matt James wins big at Native American Music Awards – CBC

Country music artist in awe first time he hears his song, ‘A Miner’s Prayer,’ on the radio Nov 21, 2019 Sudbury musician Matt James has won big at the Native American Music Awards. The country music artist with roots in Mattagami First Nation recently won Best Country Recording for his album, “A Miner’s Prayer.” James […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 2019194 Views

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