AMW At A Glance
Wednesday, August 19
Spence Neighbourhood Block Party
Featuring: Nikki Komaksiutiksak | Joe Maxim Band | Winston Wuttunee
Location: Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre
Thursday, August 20
Turtle Island Block Party
Featuring: Junior Jiggers | Billy Joe Green | Spirit Sands Singers
Location: Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre
Friday, August 21
The Aboriginal Music Week Stage at the Austin Street Festival
Featuring: Ali Fontaine
Location: Austin Street Festival
Saturday, August 22
The Aboriginal Music Week Stage at Picnic in the Park
Featuring: Mic Jordan | Leanne Goose | C-Weed Band | Norman Chief Memorial Dancers
Location: St. John's Park
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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Jun 03, 2015 | AMW expands to Point Douglas with award winner, chart toppers, and rising star
Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) is excited to announce that it will be partnering with the North Point Douglas Women's Centre (NPDWC) on a fourth free community celebration during Aboriginal Music Week 2015. The event, dubbed the Aboriginal Music Week Stage at the Austin Street Festival, will mirror the format of Aboriginal Music Week's other community celebrations with music workshops, activities for kids, a free BBQ, and a big concert featuring performances by First Nation, Métis, and Inuit acts from across Canada.
May 26, 2015 | Hashtag Indigenous Excellence: Once a Tree
Toronto-based duo Once a Tree just published a music video for their debut single "Howling" and it's moving equally well on YouTube as the track did on SoundCloud, racking up more than 15,000 views in it's first four days online.
May 19, 2015 | "Suplex" drops with EP, video, and t-shirt
A Tribe Called Red released a four track EP, music video, and a gamer inspired t-shirt under the "Suplex" banner today. The music can be purchased on iTunes, the video is available on YouTube, and the t-shirt can be purchased on the group's website.
Apr 28, 2015 | Hashtag Indigenous Excellence: Mariame
We're launching a new blog series to shine a spotlight on some of the up-and-comers across the Indigenous music stratosphere. The "Hashtag Indigenous Excellence" posts will be published as much as humanly possible and they'll draw your attention to Indigenous excellence in music around the globe.
Our first HashtagIE feature artist is a Cree pop/R&B singer, based in Montreal, Quebec named Mariame.
Apr 23, 2015 | Nightclub, event listings for the 2015 GON weekend
Outside the gates of the worlds largest competition pow wow, some of Native America's top DJ's, rappers, and up-and-coming bands congregate each April for three-to-four nights of great entertainment in jam packed nightclubs and art spaces spread across downtown Albuquerque. This year is no different as LightningCloud, A Tribe Called Red, Derek Miller, Miracle Dolls, DJ Wreck, Brian Frejo, Chase Manhattan, Nataanii Means, and a host have gigs spread out among nine incredible events.
Apr 10, 2015 | A Tribe Called Red's "Suplex" among latest MuchFACT fund recipients
A Tribe Called Red's online music video application for "Suplex" was among the 28 fund recipients announced by Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) in Toronto today. The foundation received 293 submissions for it's March 12, 2015 deadline and awarded $614,400 in support after two days of adjudication this week.
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.).