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Get ready to Rumble! – Brantford Expositor

February 8, 2019 The influences of Indigenous artists across a number of musical genres are widespread, And they will be celebrated in Rumble: The Concert, which has two performances Wednesday at the Sanderson Centre in Brantford. The concert features an impressive lineup of musicians performing songs as a narrative to reveal the Indigenous musicians, who […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2019294 Views

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Singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume finds her roots – Queen’s Journal

February 8, 2019 Musician uses new album to explore Anishinaabe heritage Amanda Rheaume hated singing. Now, it’s her strongest connection to the family she never met. Over the last decade, Rheaume has established herself in Canadian music in a variety of genres. Ranging from country to Americana roots pop, Rheaume’s voice has a folksy soft crackle […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2019363 Views

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Nominations Announced for The 2019 JUNO Awards

Jan 29, 2019 TORONTO — The nominees for the 48th Annual JUNO Awards were announced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference attended by media and industry notables at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC), in downtown Toronto. JUNO Week 2019, hosted in London, ON, will culminate with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2019273 Views

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VS. Arts Grant – $5,000 for a musician in Canada who is Indigenous, Black or a person of colour, between the ages of 18–28, to create their debut EP recording

The inaugural VS. Arts grant includes $5,000 for a musician in Canada who is Indigenous, Black or a person of colour (IBPOC), between the ages of 18-28, to create their debut EP recording. Groups who meet these criteria are also welcome to apply. Deadline: May 15, 2019. The grant also includes periodic conversations with musician Vivek Shraya to discuss album vision, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 2019262 Views

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Attawapiskat band Midnight Shine covers Neil Young’s ‘Heart of Gold,’ partly in Cree – CTV News

January 9, 2019 Indigenous rockers Midnight Shine have added fresh glitter to Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” with new version that features a verse in Mushkegowuk Cree. The Attawapiskat band released a music video for their cover that’s filmed entirely in the northern Ontario community. The clip features lead singer Adrian Sutherland playing guitar and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2019301 Views

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Harris Institute Celebrates 30th

TORONTO, Jan. 2, 2019 – In 1989 Toronto’s Harris Institute introduced the first accelerated one-year diploma programs taught by award winning leaders. Its goal was to strengthen the Canadian music industry and prepare graduates for lifelong careers in music. At that time the music industry had begun a dramatic decline. Thirty years later, Harris Institute […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 2019346 Views

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Here Are Exclaim!’s 22 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2018 – Exclaim!

Between U.S. Girls topping our pop and rock list and Jeremy Dutcher topping our experimental list, 2018 turned out to be a great year for amazing Canadian albums. Of course, 2019 is shaping up to be no exception. We’re only days into the New Year, and there’s already a heap of exciting new albums set […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 2019196 Views

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Indigenous high school students and July Talk collaborate on new song – CBC

Dennis Franklin Cromarty students sing about leaving home to study in Thunder Bay December 07, 2018 Sitting in the art room at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay, Ont., 15-year-old Alexis Angeconeb and 18-year-old Lester Gliddy are listening to the final version of a song they started working on close to a year […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2018254 Views

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Ontario First Nation showing ‘a sense of pride’ having more arts in school – CBC

New full-time music program launched in Sept., students write, record, release new song Nov 19, 2018 A redoubled focus on the arts, particularly music, is being credited with making strides in supporting students’ mental health in a northwestern Ontario First Nation. That comes as a group of students at Lac La Croix’s Zhingwako Zaiganing Public […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2018247 Views

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Midnight Shine’s New Video Tackles Suicide, Depression Crisis In Far North – Samaritan Mag

November 12, 2018 Northern Ontario rock band Midnight Shine’s new video “I Need Angels” is shining a light on the high rate of depression and suicide in Canada’s Far North. Hailing from Attawapiskat, a remote Indigenous community on the western side of James Bay, Midnight Shine are all too familiar with these crises. In 2016 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 2018199 Views

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