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AMW at Lunch presented by Digital Drum

AMW at Lunch, Indigenous music and art experience

By Alan Greyeyes | August 2, 2016

Tags: Aboriginal Music Week 2016 | David Morin | Digital Drum | Eekwol | Frank Yamma | JEremy Dutcher | Winnipeg Art Gallery

The AMW at Lunch presented by Digital Drum concert series provides easy access to Aboriginal Music Week for professionals and families in and around Winnipeg's downtown. Each concert will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the series features performances by Maliseet operatic singer Jeremy Dutcher (August 9), Pitjantjatjara singer/songwriter Frank Yamma (August 10), Métis neo-soul singer David Morin (August 11), and Cree hip hop emcee Eekwol (August 12).

As an added bonus, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is opening it's doors to give groups of young people a chance to explore the Qua’yuk tchi’gae’win: Making Good exhibit before taking in one or more of the free lunch hour concerts on the Rooftop Sculpture Garden.

Best of all, the visit to the exhibit and lunch hour concert are completely free (please email Alan Greyeyes (alan@ammb.ca) to register your group of young people for an exhibit tour and one or more of the lunch hour concerts).

AMW at Lunch presented by Digital Drum (details)
Jeremy Dutcher
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Rooftop Sculpture Garden, 300 Memorial Boulevard
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
12 p.m. -1 p.m.
Free | All ages

AMW at Lunch presented by Digital Drum (details)
Frank Yamma
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Rooftop Sculpture Garden, 300 Memorial Boulevard
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
12 p.m. -1 p.m.
Free | All ages

AMW at Lunch presented by Digital Drum (details)
David Morin
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Rooftop Sculpture Garden, 300 Memorial Boulevard
Thursday, August 11, 2016
12 p.m. -1 p.m.
Free | All ages

AMW at Lunch presented by Digital Drum (details)
Eekwol
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Rooftop Sculpture Garden, 300 Memorial Boulevard
Friday, August 12, 2016
12 p.m. -1 p.m.
Free | All ages

About Qua’yuk tchi’gae’win: Making Good 
In Anishnaabemowin, qua’yuk tchi’gae’win means “the honour of righting a wrong.” Winding its way through three levels of the Gallery, Qua'yuk tchi'gae'win: Making Good acknowledges the residential school legacy and colonial trauma, but also reveals an enduring strength, resilience, and courage through art. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, this exhibit shares experiences of Indigenous and intergenerational survivors from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, as well as intercultural perspectives for a broader Canadian narrative. Qua'yuk tchi'gae'win: Making Good brings together pieces from the WAG’s permanent collection by artists including Kudluajuk Ashoona, Carl Beam, Leah Decter, Rosalie Favell, Lita Fontaine, Robert Houle, Simon Hughes, Alex Janvier, Jessie Oonark, Jane Ash Poitras, Miriam Qiyuk, David Ruben Piqtoukun, and Arthur Renwick. The exhibition also presents works loaned by the University of Manitoba, and incorporates related archival collections from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

About Aboriginal Music Week
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, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and the SOCAN Foundation for their financial support of Aboriginal Music Week 2016.

AMM would like to acknowledge TD, Digital Drum, Revolutions Per Minute, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) and Canada's private radio broadcasters, MuchFACT, Musicians' Rights Organization Canada, MB Live, Manitoba Film & Music, Ogichidaa Arts, NCI FM, NOW Country, Grassroots News, Manitobah Mukluks, Teekca's Aboriginal Boutique, Amiskusees: Semaganis Worme Family Foundation, North End Revitalization Incorporated, Assiniboine Credit Union, the City of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and Manitoba Public Insurance for their support of Aboriginal Music Week 2016.

Aboriginal Music Week's community celebrations are made possible by partnerships with the Spence Neighbourhood Association, the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, the North Point Douglas Women's Centre, Ka Ni Kanichihk, and the North End Community Renewal Corporation.

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and Canada's private radio broadcasters.

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