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Boogey The Beat, Eekwol available for free workshops in Winnipeg

By Alan Greyeyes | July 7, 2016

Tags: Aboriginal Music Week 2016 | Boogey The Beat | Eekwol | youth outreach

Music producer Boogey The Beat and award winning hip hop emcee Eekwol will be leading Aboriginal Music Week's first set of outreach workshops in Winnipeg this summer. The duo will be available for small group presentations about their work in music, mentor sessions with music programs in the city, and informal outreach to youth programs looking for Indigenous role models.

Their services will be free of charge for any organizations or programs who are able to host them and they'll be available for July 12, 13, and 14. 

Please contact Alan Greyeyes (alan@ammb.ca) if you're interested in booking a presentation, mentor session, or an informal visit.

Aboriginal Music Week's youth outreach initiatives are made possible by the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

A second set of mentors will be available on August 2, 3, and 4. Please contact Alan Greyeyes for more information.

About 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 listeners with honest and direct words that come from places both original and groundbreaking. With a lifelong background of Plains Cree Indigenous music, she gives the audience a balanced and healthy taste of hip hop that comes from her land and place while respecting the history of hip hop and its roots. 

About 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 in the pow wow step world, earning tens of thousands of streams online and multiple license deals with CBC and VICE.

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