AMW At A Glance
Aboriginal Music Week 2015 is set for August 18-22
Aboriginal Music Week celebrates the fact that Indigenous artists around the world are creating music that crosses almost all musical and physical borders, without regret.
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Mar 18, 2015 | Indigenous North America at SXSW 2015
It's not uncommon for Indigenous artists to be participating in the annual mega festival, but this year's group of performers will be hitting SXSW stages supported by some pretty big hitters, including Diplo's Mad Decent imprint, the World Music Expo (WOMEX), and RYOT.
Feb 14, 2015 | Oogimah Ikwewok at Manitoba Music on Ice
Aboriginal Music Week is set to present the Oogimah Ikwewok singers at the Windcatcher hut on Winnipeg's Assiniboine River during the Louis Riel Day weekend. The performances are set for Sunday, February 15 from 1 - 4 p.m. and the traditional singers have two performance times.
Jan 27, 2015 | Five Aboriginal acts nominated for JUNO Awards
Tanya Tagaq, Tomson Highway, Digging Roots, Leela Gilday, and Crystal Shawanda have earned nominations for the 2015 JUNO Awards. The announcement was made by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences at a press conference in Toronto on January 27.
Dec 03, 2014 | Call for Submissions: Youth and community music at Aboriginal Music Week 2015
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4 PM CST on Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Aboriginal Music Manitoba will be producing the seventh annual Aboriginal Music Week in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and the organization is currently accepting applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, Native American, and Indigenous youth and community members who don't have professional music releases or promotional materials (websites, photos, videos, etc.).
Nov 21, 2014 | WAFF bridging the music and film gap with music video night
The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) is bridging the gap between music and film with a full night of music video presentations and performances by local recording artists. The event is dubbed the Canadian Aboriginal Music Video Showcase and it's set for Friday, November 21 at the Ellice Theatre in Winnipeg's West End.
Nov 14, 2014 | Two days the Métis way | Winnipeg
Eight local legends are set to take over Winnipeg's Regal Beagle this weekend for two nights of home grown Métis fiddle and dance festivities. The event, dubbed "2 Days the Metis Way," coincides with the Manitoba Métis Federation's Annual General Assembly, which is expected to draw 3,000 delegates to Winnipeg from across the Province for a series of discussions about the organization's past successes and upcoming priorities.
Oct 30, 2014 | Call for Submissions: Aboriginal Music Week 2015
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4 PM CST on Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Aboriginal Music Manitoba will be producing the seventh annual Aboriginal Music Week in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and the organization is currently accepting applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, Native American, and Indigenous recording artists for performance spots.
Oct 17, 2014 | Crystal Shawanda makes the crossover into blues
The release, entitled The Whole World’s Got The Blues, is a departure from the country roots that filled her first three records, including Just Like You, which earned Shawanda her JUNO Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year. That being said, each song on the new disc demonstrates that Shawanda's luscious vocals fit perfectly within the signatures and traditions of blues patterns, shuffles, and story lines and this record is probably her strongest to date.
Oct 16, 2014 | 2015 JUNO Awards now accepting submissions for Aboriginal Album of the Year
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced on October 1 that the JUNO Awards is now accepting submissions for Aboriginal Album of the Year (sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network).
The early bird submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST on October 24, 2014. The final submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST on November 13, 2014.
Sep 23, 2014 | Tanya Tagaq's 'Aninism' wins the Polaris Music Prize
Tanya Tagaq's latest release, entitled Animism, earned the ground-breaking Inuit throat singer the Polaris Music Prize for the best Canadian album of the year based on “artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation." The announcement was made at a gala event in Toronto on September 22, where Tagaq also took the stage for a moving performance of "Uja" backed by a 40-member choir.