Shawnee Kish & Serena Ryder bring the tunes to the Songwriter Series

Friday night plans? Join Serena Ryder, Shawnee Kish, Haviah Mighty and more at the Songwriter Series which celebrates Canadian and Indigenous talents. The event, hosted by Tom Power, also features performances from alt-rock duo, The Darcys, as well as Kaia Kater, Lydia Persaud, Shan Vincent De Paul, B. Knox and Sam Johnston. It’s free to attend, but you can […]

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Watch performances cast onto a snowy screen at Asinabka Festival this weekend

This weekend, Asinabka Festival has partnered with Gallery 101 to bring you a virtual edition of Unikkaaqtuarniq, which is Inuktitut for “storytelling.”   The Stories from the North event is known for projecting films onto screens made of snow, and this year, that tradition continues virtually. However, instead of movies, they will be broadcasting free music performances from Inuit artists on Facebook Live. Indigenous film […]

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Ila Barker launches third season of AIRSessions, music workshops for youth led by Indigenous artists

Do you know an Indigenous youth aged 13-25 with an interest in making music? Ila Barker launches season three of AIRSessions this month, which invite youth to Indigenous-led music workshops throughout 2021. AIRSessions is hosted in part by the National Arts Centre, sākihiwē festival, Indigenous Family Centre, Indigenous Music and Music for Life. To kick off […]

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The very first International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards honours talent across Turtle Island

Indigenous hip hop artists are being recognized at a new award show this year. Get ready for The International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show, which brings together talent from across Turtle Island to honour great music made through nominations, awards and performances from the best in the business.  You can have your say in who […]

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Support Black Lives during SPEAK Music Be Kind Festival

SPEAK Music Be Kind Festival returns for its sophomore year! SPEAK, which kicks off Friday, February 5th until Saturday, February 6th, will feature a stellar lineup including Mimi O’Bonsawin. The free virtual music festival is raising funds for Black Lives Matter Canada. Check out the full schedule below and learn more about how you can attend here.   Friday, […]

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Celebrate folk music with Mimi O’Bonsawin, G.R. Gritt & William Prince

Folk Alliance is hosting Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference from February 22-26, 2021 to bring artists together digitally with workshops and panels. As part of the celebration, over 200 artists will perform from all across Turtle Island, including G.R. Gritt, Mimi O’Bonsawin, Terra Lightfoot, Emily Wurramara, William Prince and more. Check out the full artist listing here.   Tickets are on a […]

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Osheaga announces 2021 festival headliners

“Bigger and better than ever!” says the organizer of Osheaga as they announced part of their 2021 lineup, which includes headliners Post Malone, Cardi B and the Foo Fighters. The festival’s official Twitter page announced the annual event will be returning from July 30th – August 1st, 2021. So, the question remains whether it will go on in person, go virtual or even face cancellation again. Organizers say that they will be following the Quebec government’s decisions and monitoring restrictions closely as the festival start date approaches. The event’s website shows different payment plans for tickets, but does […]

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The 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrate Indigenous and Canadian talents

You’ll be able to celebrate the best in Canadian folk next spring! The 16th annual Canadian Folk Music Award nominees were announced on December 1st, 2020.  Among the nominees is Indigenous folk artist William Prince, who received five nominations for his 2020 album, Reliever, including Contemporary Singer of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year and single of […]

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