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Aboriginal Music Week 2014 is set for August 20 - 24

Aboriginal Music Week 2014 festival program

Aboriginal Music Week is a music festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. We present Native, Métis, Inuit, and Indigenous artists who perform hip hop, electronic, traditional, world, folk, rock, country, and blues music.

Aboriginal Music Week 2014 is set for August 20 - 24


The Turtle Island Block Party presented by Aboriginal Music Manitoba
RAIN UPDATE: The concert has been moved inside the gym at Turtle Island due to the threat of rain
George Leach, Eagle & Hawk, Iskwé, Melissa St. Goddard
Community partner: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre, 510 King Street
11:30am-3:30pm
Free | Family Friendly | Free BBQ
RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Hosted by Ray "Co Co" Stevenson

  • Free activities for kids throughout the park
  • Wading pool on site
  • Bring chairs and blankets to sit on during the concert
  • Elders seating area provided under tents

Youth workshops presented by Assiniboine Credit Union
12pm: Inez Jasper (pop music)
2pm: Iskwé (trip hop)
Free | Family Friendly


Noondaagotoon: play it (so it makes sounds) presented by Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art
Music video screenings curated and introduced by Jenny Western
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
7pm
RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Performance by Laura Ortman to follow the screenings.


The Borderless Music Lounge presented by Rhythm 104.7 FM
Astronomar, DJ Shub, Exquisite Ghost
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street
9pm-2am
Tickets $10 | 18+ I.D. Required
RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Hosted by Rhythm 104.7FM's Miss Melissa


AMW In-the-Round presented by the Winnipeg Folk Festival
Leela Gilday, Dave Boulanger, Frannie Klein, Darren Lavallee
Friday, August 22, 2014
The Cube, Old Market Square
12pm-1pm
Free | Family Friendly | No Beer Gardens
RSVP ON FACEBOOK


Indigenous Music Without Borders presented by APTN, Night 1
RAIN UPDATE: The concert will remain at Old Market Square if it's raining.
George Leach, Leela Gilday, Logan Staats, Spirit Sands Singers
Friday, August 22, 2014
The Cube, Old Market Square
6pm-11pm
Free | Family Friendly | No Beer Gardens | Artisan Market
RSVP ON FACEBOOK

  • Bring chairs and blankets to sit on during the concert

Indigenous Market featuring beadwork and art by Iris Lauzon DesignsWaWaTay Creations, Shylo SwanAnishinaabe GirlTamara Cardinal, Liz Patrick Norman Antoine, and Mishe Jewels.


Open Mic presented by NCI FM
Hosted by Rescued by Dragonflyz
Friday, August 22, 2014
The Windsor Hotel, 187 Garry Street
9pm-2am
Free | 18+ I.D. Required
RSVP ON FACEBOOK

  • Sign up at the venue
  • Frist come, first served
  • Bands welcome
  • Bring your own instruments

Guests confirmed by Rescued by Dragonflyz:
Billy Joe Green
Black Saddle Band
JC Campbell
Tracy Parenteau
fargo arizona
Howard Nepinak
Fred Mitchell


The Aboriginal Music Week Stage presented by TD
at Picnic in the Park
Inez Jasper, Darren Lavallee, The Mosquitoz, community performers
Community partner: Picnic in the Park
Saturday, August 23, 2014
St. John’s Park, Mountain Avenue & Main Street
12pm-4pm
Free | Family Friendly | Free BBQ
RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Hosted by Amberae Wood and Kyra Wilson

  • Free activities for kids throughout the park
  • Wading pool on site
  • Bring chairs and blankets to sit on during the concert
  • Elders seating area provided under tents

Youth workshops presented by Assiniboine Credit Union
1pm: Darren Lavallee (Métis fiddle)
3pm: Inez Jasper (pop music)
Free | Family Friendly


Indigenous Music Without Borders presented by APTN, Night 2
RAIN UPDATE: The concert will remain at Old Market Square if it's raining.
Burnt-Project 1, Lido Pimienta, Tall Paul, Astronomar
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The Cube, Old Market Square
6pm-11pm
Free | Family Friendly | No Beer Gardens | Artisan Market
RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Hosted by APTN's Michael Hutchinson

  • Bring chairs and blankets to sit on during the concert

Indigenous Market featuring beadwork and art by Iris Lauzon DesignsWaWaTay Creations, Shylo SwanAnishinaabe GirlTamara Cardinal, Liz Patrick Norman Antoine, and Mishe Jewels.


The Saturday Night Summer Jam presented by kimiwan 'zine
Mob Bounce, DJ Miss Vee, Primetime Empyre, DJ Shub
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street
9pm-2am
Tickets $10 | 18+ I.D. Required
RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Hosted by kimiwan 'zine's Leah Arcand, Joi Arcand, and Jarita Greyeyes


The Spence Neighbourhood Block Party presented by Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation
RAIN UPDATE: The concert will be moved into the gym at Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre if it's raining.
Laura Ortman, Frannie Klein, Lido Pimienta, Logan Staats
Community partner: Spence Neighbourhood Association
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, 430 Langside Street
12pm-4pm
Free | Family Friendly | Free BBQ
RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Hosted by CKUW's Eagle Staff Nation host Chris Reed

  • Free activities for kids throughout the park
  • Splash pad on site
  • Bring chairs and blankets to sit on during the concert
  • Elders seating area provided under tents

Youth workshops presented by Assiniboine Credit Union
1pm: Tall Paul (hip hop)
2pm: Logan Staats (rock)
Free | Family Friendly


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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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Aug 18, 2014 | Aboriginal Music Week 2014 starts on Wednesday!

The sixth annual Aboriginal Music Week kicks off with the Opening Night Reception on Wednesday, August 20. The event will feature an exclusive set by perhispanico and trap tribal creator DJ Javier Estrada for 75 lucky guests. Estrada is set to take the stage at 8pm and has 120 minutes Indigenous-infused global bass ready for the night.
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Aug 15, 2014 | Please share our Aboriginal Music Week concert posters

Please download (right click and hit save) and share a couple or all of the Aboriginal Music Week 2014 concert posters on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social networks. We're all set for a great week of concerts and we're super excited to get everything up and running.
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Aug 07, 2014 | The Saturday Night Summer Jam presented by kimiwan 'zine

Aboriginal Music Week and kimiwan 'zine are partnering to bring Winnipeg one of the biggest parties of the summer. The Saturday Night Summer Jam will provide a full night on the dance floor, set to selections by local party legends Primetime Empyre, Opaskwayak's DJ Miss Vee, and DJ Javier Estrada of Generation Bass and Mad Decent. Native innovators, Mob Bounce, will be making their Winnipeg debut at the event, performing hip hop lyrics set to beats laden with traditional rhythms and vocal samples.
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Jul 31, 2014 | Aboriginal Music Week 2014: The full festival details, tickets on sale

Aboriginal Music Manitoba is excited to announce the full lineup for Aboriginal Music Week 2014. The festival, now in it's sixth year, will include three big community celebrations, six workshops for youth, a lunch hour showcase, two big concerts at The Cube in Winnipeg's Old Market Square, two nightclub concerts, two film events, a series of music management consultations, and two of the only networking events for the Aboriginal music community in Canada.
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Jul 29, 2014 | A visitors' guide to Winnipeg by A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red have been coming to Winnipeg since Aboriginal Music Week 2010 so we figured that they're probably the best folks to provide some insider information about our great city for any first time performers or out-of-town guests intending to join us this summer.
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Jul 28, 2014 | Call for crafter and retailer booths at Aboriginal Music Week 2014

Aboriginal Music Week is seeking applications from First Nation, Métis, and Inuit crafters, visual artists, and retailers interested in setting up 10x10 booths at The Cube in Winnipeg's Old Market Square during the Indigenous Music Without Borders presented by APTN concerts on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23. The concerts are set for 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly.
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Jul 25, 2014 | Stó:lō pop artist to perform and offer workshops

Inez Jasper is an award winning pop artist with powerhouse talent and universal appeal. As one of Canada’s top Aboriginal musicians, her blending of traditional Native sounds with cutting edge pop music brings the best of her culture to the mainstream world.
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Jul 23, 2014 | Laura Otman, Lido Pimienta bringing new music to Spence Neighbourhood

Aboriginal Music Week and the Spence Neighbourhood Association are partnering on a big community event at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre on Sunday, August 24. The celebration, dubbed the Spence Neighbourhood Block Party presented by Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation, will feature an outdoor concert, community BBQ, music workshops, and activities for the kids. Best of all, it’s entirely free.
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Jul 16, 2014 | APTN adding two big nights to Aboriginal Music Week this summer

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is partnering with Aboriginal Music Week to add two big nights of music to the festival this summer. The concerts, dubbed "Indigenous Music Without Borders," are set for 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on August 22 and 23 at The Cube in Winnipeg's Old Market Square.
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Jul 08, 2014 | A Tribe Called Red collaborator coming to Aboriginal Music Week

Lido Pimienta is a recording artist of Indigenous ancestry who carries an extraterrestrial energy, similar to that of Tanya Tagaq or Bjork. Her family roots are in La Guajira, a north-eastern region of Colombia, and she recently wrapped up a tour and a number of recording sessions with festival favourites A Tribe Called Red.
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