Performing This Year

Aboriginal Music Week was launched in 2009 to develop Aboriginal youth as an audience for live music. The festival presents between 25 and 35 First Nation, Métis, Inuit, Native American, and Indigenous music acts each year. It is held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is produced by AMM.

AMM would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of Aboriginal Music Week 2015.

AMM would like to acknowledge TD, DigitalDrum.ca, Manitoba Public Insurance, RPM.fm, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Re:Sound Music Licensing Company, Ogichidaa Arts, NCI FM, Rhythm 104.7FM, Grassroots News, the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation, the National Music Centre, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Amiskusees: Semaganis Worme Family Foundation, North End Revitalization Incorporated, the City of Winnipeg, and Manitoba Music for their support of Aboriginal Music Week 2015.

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

Artist/Group

Ashley Robertson

Born and raised in Winnipeg, educated at Belmont University in Nashville and touring internationally, singer-songwriter Ashley Robertson is a hard working artist with an impressive amount of acclaim for her brand of genre-bending country music. Ashley's most recent single "How Are You My...

Astronomar

"Dopest Alaskan since Santa Claus or Grizzlyman!" - DiploAstronomar has been a stalwart in the US club scene for many years lending his production efforts to labels like Mad Decent, Fools Gold, OWSLA, Dim Mak, Slow Roast, BNR Trax, Enchufada, Ministry of Sound, Top Billin and...

​Billy Simard

Billy Simard is a singer/songwriter from Manigotagan. He has been involved in music from a very early age surrounded by the influences of a musical family. He has had many songs recorded by various artists over the years. Some of his musical accomplishments are: King of...

Boogat

Boogat is a brilliant latin american vocalist who constantly reinvents himself with his prolific discography and a unique artistic approach. He has opened for Nortec Collective, Quantic, Gilles Peterson and Chromeo between others. Boogat’s non-stop work in the Worldbeat / Tropical Bass...

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​Boogey The Beat

Boogey The Beat, born Les Boulanger, is an Anishinaabe DJ and music producer who got his start making beats for local rappers Wab Kinew, Leonard Sumner, Young Kidd, Drezus, and Winnipeg's Most. In the past couple of years, he's branched out on his own and has quickly built a name for himself...

Buffalo Gals

Buffalo Gals

David Morin

With his self released debut album, Every Colour, out on Bombay Records, David Morin plays gigs around the world accompanied by a live band. Yet the humble neo-soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist still chooses to busk regularly on street corners in his hometown of...

Digging Roots

Digging Roots… for the last few years the JUNO winning genre-blurring indy band from the Toronto area have been touring North America and Europe. Recently back from a two month Australian tour musical partners Raven and ShoShona have been finding the right balance of fairytale styled...

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Don Amero

Since leaving his hardwood flooring installer job six years ago to pursue music, Don Amero has toured coast-to-coast, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and garnered six national/international awards. He continues to impress...

Double The Trouble

Luc and Aidan Wrigley are 12 year old identical twin fiddlers. Backed by their dad on guitar, they perform traditional Metis Fiddle music along with some of their favorite contemporary songs by groups such as the Duhks, Bedouin Soundclash and, Mumford and Sons, just to name a...

Eekwol

Eekwol is an award winning hip hop emcee from Cree Territory in Saskatchewan and a member of Muskoday First Nation. For Eekwol, creation brings growth in all aspects of life. With the birth of her son comes the birth of a new style of music. As a dedicated hip hop emcee, Eekwol astounds her...

Four Sacred Winds

Four Sacred Winds

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Frank Yamma

The man Everbody's Talking about in the world music scene globally is Indigenous soulster Frank Yamma, the voice of Australia’s Central Desert. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native Indigenous language and in English. His mighty songs, magical guitar playing and...

Ila Barker

Singer-songwriting Ila Barker, has recently taken Winnipeg by storm with her unique lyrics and large personality, performing her hit songs in venues across Canada. With soul and voice well beyond her years, Ila has been building her career organically and is in a position to make a...

Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers

Michael, Jacob, and Cienna Harris

Jade Turner

Since her win of the nationally broadcasted NCI Jam in 2009, Jade has debuted her first album and also finished her red seal in industrial mechanics (millwright). Her debut album, "Thanks to You" has been nominated "Best New Artist" and "Best Country CD" for the Aboriginal Peoples...

Jeremy Dutcher

Dutcher is an emerging Toronto-based composer and vocal artist.  Though classically trained as a Tenor, Jeremy’s Maliseet culture is what influences his latest work most.  Through archival research, he has retrieved a diverse collection of Maliseet songs collected in 1911 on Wax...

Kristi Lane Sinclair

Fierce and feisty, Haida/Cree singer-songwriter Kristi Lane Sinclair is emblematic of a new wave of Canadian indigenous artists who are turning perceptions upside down. Raised in British Columbia’s backwaters, and drawing more from a DIY/indie aesthetic than traditional or mainstream music,...

Leonard Sumner

Leonard Sumner is storytelling songwriter who blends the Anishinaabe experience and language with the introspection of country music and the bravado of hip hop. He’s a solid bandleader, but he gets the best response from audiences when it’s just him on stage with his...

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Mary Mahler

Inspiration and hope are a driving force behind the lyrics and melody of her own music and she hopes to encourage artists of all ages to embrace their dreams, believe in themselves and cherish their gifts.Mary’s faith and belief in the importance of family resonates in...

Nikki Komaksiutiksak

Nikki Komaksiutiksak is an Inuit woman from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut. She is now a mother of five and currently works for the Department of Manitoba Justice. Though Winnipeg is now her home, Nikki has found the strength to preserve her “Inukness” living in the southern part of...

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Ray St. Germain

Born in 1940, Ray St. Germain started playing music and singing while growing up in St. Vital, a suburb in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He started out on accordion but switched over to guitar as a teenager because it looked a little silly jumping all over the stage with an accordion. He began...

Renee Lamoureux

Award winning singer songwriter Renée Lamoureux's new record Dare to be You produced by Murray Pulver is an album with big ambition; designed to uplift and amplify the spark of life.  Renée’s anthemic, heartening tunes assert exuberance; campaigning to raise your spirits and stand true...

Rhonda Head

Rhonda Head is from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba. Rhonda recently performed the first song 500 Years which she wrote and composed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the Indigenous Sounds concert at Club Regent Event Centre on June 22. She also performed with the Flin Flon Choir...

​Rylee Sandberg

Rylee Sandberg is a 6 year old Anishinabe, Cree and Metis hoop dancer living in Winnipeg. She is now in grade 2 and loves school, and has been hoop dancing since her 4th birthday where she was given a set of 7 hoops by a family friend. She had been dancing fancy shawl and jingle since she was...

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Shanley Spence

My name is Shanley Spence, I am twenty three years of age and an enthusiast of many things including, writing, travelling, creating and listening to music, performing both the fancy shawl dance and the traditional indigenous hoop dance, participating within the community and finding outlets...

​Tara Williamson

Tara Williamson is a poet and provocateur – from Manitoba by way of Peterborough, she is a First Nations singer/songwriter whose music is an unflinching document of self. She has released 2 EPs – Lie Low (produced by James McKenty) and ndn summer (produced by Kinnie...