Friday July 29, 2016

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News

Listen to “NDNs on the Airwaves”: A New Doc on Native Radio Produced by Janet Rogers

NDNs on the Airwaves was developed from the need to know more about the recent history of native radio, the current state of native radio, and where native radio is going in the future.
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Music

DOWNLOAD: Beaatz / City Natives 2K16

Tobique First Nation Mi’kmaq Hip-hop producer Beaatz has a number of dope beats just waiting to be downloaded and shared via SoundCloud. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a few here for your listening pleasure.
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News

Frank Yamma, the ‘Voice of Australia’s Central Desert’, Tours Canada in August

Frank Yamma, the voice of Australia’s Central Desert, comes all the way from Ayers Rock to perform his fourth run of shows in Canada. 
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Music

Arizona-Based Native Hip-Hop Trio, Shining Soul, Drop New Video for “The H.E.A.L.I.N.G”

Through their vintage beat production and empowering rhyme delivery, Shining Soul has made and name for themselves and has carve out their own unique lane in the AZ Hip Hop community and beyond with their distinctive blend of socially conscious, yet soulful brand of hip-hop. …read more »

Music

STREAM: A Tribe Called Red Drops New Single “R.E.D.” feat. Yasiin Bey, Narcy, and Black Bear

A Tribe Called Red released another single this month, building much anticipation for their new album “We Are The Halluci Nation”, dropping September 16, 2016.
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Interviews

WHOOP-Szo Creates Space for Indigenous Alternative Art Rock Lovers

As Indigenous artists continue to strive to occupy space in a world where hip-hop and pop have taken over the mainstream music industry, it’s even trickier for Indigenous rock musicians and fans alike to find space where their identity is present in the alternative rock scene.
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News

Aboriginal Music Week 2016 Announces Full Festival Lineup and Performance Schedule

Aboriginal Music Manitoba have announced the full lineup and performance schedule for Aboriginal Music Week 2016. The eighth edition of the festival runs August 9-13 and includes performances by 27 Indigenous acts from across Turtle Island, South America, and Australia.
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Interviews

MC Wake Self Talks Collab with Gift of Gab, Artistic Growth, and Upcoming Album “Malala”

Big things are happening for Albuquerque-based MC Wake Self. Currently touring through Europe after dropping his latest single, “Change the World” featuring Gift of Gab of the legendary hip-hop duo Blackalicious, Wake took some time out of his busy schedule (and lack of zzz’s) to give us the lowdown on his upcoming album Malala. …read more »

News

Digging Roots’ “AK-47” Calls for Awareness to Gun Violence in New Video and Summer Tour

Digging Roots has an answer to the gun violence plaguing the world today: more love, more truth, more music. “I think we can use the word ‘epidemic’ when it comes to gun violence in society today,” says singer ShoShona Kish, whose powerful and inspirational new video AK-47 calls for an end to violence and oppression through love and understanding.
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