Aboriginal Music Week

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Country and Region CanadaManitoba
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Aboriginal Music Manitoba
1-376 Donald Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2J2

Alan Greyeyes, Chairperson
Phone: +01 204-296-9790
Email: alan@ammb.ca

Festival Description

The heyday for Aboriginal artists is now. With centuries-old fiddle tunes unreeling beside bumping club beats, with killer flow rocking the mic beside gritty guitar blues, there’s never been more creative space for young people of First Nation/Native American, Inuit, and Métis (mixed European and First Nation) heritage. They can sing their roots, weave newfound urban communities, and dance beyond stereotypes.

Aboriginal Music Week takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba and showcases this vibrant new energy, bringing together a broad sweep of North American artists and a growing, youthful urban audience. Concerts get Elders square dancing, kids chanting along with MCs, and dance floors packed with soaring pow wow drum breaks.

Festival Dates August 16 - 21, 2013
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  • In order of appearance
    • A Tribe Called Red, photo by Pat Bolduc
    • Derek Miller, photo by Red Works Studio
    • John Arcand
    • Leela Gliday, photo by Red Works Studio


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