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Cris Derksen

Based In: Vancouver, BC

Performing from Norway to Australia, Canadian Aboriginal cellist Cris Derksen is known for building layers of sound into captivating performances. Coming from North Tall Cree reserve in Northern Alberta her music braids the traditional and contemporary in multiple dimensions, weaving her traditional classical training and her aboriginal ancestry with new school electronics, creating genre defying music. On her 3rd studio Album Cris has paired up with Tribal Spirit music to create a cinematic symphonic truly Aboriginal album. She has performed with an array of impressive musicians such as Buffy Sainte Marie, Tanya Tagaq, Kinnie Starr and Kanye West.

Artist: Cris Derksen

8 Days In May. Eh! Urban Gatherings Complete Lineup

The third annual 8 Days In May. Eh! Urban Gatherings festival features a long list of Aboriginal performers taking to various stages next month in Winnipeg. Check out the lineup and enter their contest to win tickets!
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Aboriginal Performance Series at PuSh Festival

Vancouver’s PuSh Festival is celebrating its 9th year as one of the city’s signature events. Every year The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents both contemporary performances from leading Canadian artists and develops new works for the stage.
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4 Indigenous Musicians to Watch in 2012

What a year 2011 has been for Indigenous music! From new music by time-tested artists to surprising new splashes on the scene, here’s four artists we’re keeping our eye on as we move into the New Year. You’ll want to pay attention to these artists for great new things in 2012. …read more »

2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award Winners

The 13th Annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMAs) celebrated the best in Indigenous music last weekend in Toronto and we have a list of winners.
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VIMAF 2011 Revitalizes Indigenous Media Arts in Vancouver

The Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival held its inaugural celebration November 10-13 to resounding success—and RPM was there. Here’s our exclusive recap of VIMAF 2011.
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Indigenous Live Music Picks November 17-20

From Juneau, Alaska, to Toronto, Ontario, to Boise, Idaho, Indigenous live music is making noise all across Turtle Island this weekend. Here’s RPM’s top ten picks. …read more »