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Former residential school site in Quebec symbol of ‘resilience and peaceful resistance’ – APTN News

It’s been 50 years since the Sept-Îles Indian Residential School closed its doors. The school, also known as Notre-Dame, operated from 1952 to 1967, took in children from eastern Quebec including the Innu community of Mani-utenam. The site where it was located is now used for a popular annual music festival. But with the remains […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202144 Views

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Elisapie named Indigenous Artist of the Year by Quebec music industry association – Nunatsiaq News

Elisapie, the Nunavik singer and songwriter, received the Indigenous Artist of the Year award from Québec’s music industry association on Nov. 1. “Very proud of this beautiful award, ‘Indigenous Artist of the Year,’ given to me by the great Kent Nagano and my favorite person, the very great Florant Vollant. This award seems more important […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 202097 Views

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Five Questions With… Twin Flames – FYIMusicNews

Sep 21, 2020 Twin Flames, the husband and wife duo of Chelsey June and Jaaji, has just released its latest album OMEN, a sonic departure from the folk-based music they have previously been known for. Experimenting with pop and synth-heavy sounds, Twin Flames based OMEN on ideas exploring a dystopian reality, global warming, and humankind […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202099 Views

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Indigenous Alt-Pop Contemporary Rocker & Award-Nominated Producer PaulStar Pauses “One Last Time” – Cashbox Magazine Canada

Award-nominated Canadian alt-pop / contemporary rocker and producer PaulStar explores long-held and unexpressed grief “One Last Time” in this, his new single — available now. “This is the very first song I worked on in the Fall last year, and I finished it that winter,” he recalls of “One Last Time.” “It’s about losing a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2020121 Views

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Norman Achneepineskum from Buffalo Hat Singers on Indigenous Resilience – The Link

May 20, 2020 In early spring I went up to Montmorency metro station to share a tea with Indigenous artist Norman Achneepineskum from Buffalo Hat Singers. Over the past couple years I have gotten to know Achneepineskum through conversation at community activist cultural events in the city. I strongly remember first encountering Achneepineskum’s voice in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 2020218 Views

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Tio’tia:ke united for Wet’suwet’en – The Concordian

March 17, 2020 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists performed in solidarity at La Tulipe “It does hurt his spirit,” Anachnid said after her performance at the Tio’tia:ke + Wet’suwet’en Concert last Thursday. “That’s why I sang that song for him.” Anachnid is an Oji-Cree multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. She performed “Braids,” a collaboration with saxophonist […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 2020176 Views

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Their monsters and inner demons’: Quebec Cree hip-hop duo make video about youth struggles – CBC

‘We want to show youth they are not alone,’ say The NorthStars Jan 29, 2020 Northern Quebec rap duo The NorthStars has released a new song and video with a powerful message about what some Indigenous young people face. The group is hoping Monsters, a video about the ravages of substance abuse, will inspire some […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2020177 Views

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William Prince, Kathleen Edwards, Busty and the Bass and more: songs you need to hear this week – CBC

4 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now Nov 13, 2019 Each week, CBC Music producers come together to highlight Canada’s best new tracks. This week, we got hooked on new songs from William Prince, Alice Ivy featuring Cadence Weapon, Busty and the Bass featuring Amber Navran, and an early Christmas treat from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 2019207 Views

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Nunavik singer-songwriter named to Polaris Prize shortlist – Nunatsiaq News

17 July, 2019 “This album has humbled me in many ways” The Inuk singer-songwriter Elisapie has been named to the Polaris Prize shortlist for her album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl. Elisapie, who is from Salluit, is one of 10 artists named to the 2019 Polaris Prize shortlist, announced July 16. Her album was […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2019256 Views

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Indigenous tenor mixes different sound textures; Polaris Music Prize winner brings unique vocal stylings to festival stage – Montreal Gazette

Dutcher returns, mixing classical and electronic textures with archival recordings of traditional Maliseet songs. Jeremy Dutcher (9 p.m., Club Soda, $35.25). Singer-composer-pianist Jeremy Dutcher won last year’s Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album, and in February won the Juno for Indigenous Album of the Year. The classically trained operator tenor, and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) member […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2019248 Views

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