We’re in the thick of festival season these days, though it’s yet to reach its peak, which means there’s lots of Indigenous gatherings, powwows and performances to check out. …read more »
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.
As we head into the heart of the summer music season, there are plenty of Indian gatherings, powwows, and Indigenous musical performances taking place across Turtle Island. …read more »
Here is RPM’s Turtle Island-wide list of summer music festivals featuring Indigenous artists in their line-ups. The good news is there are many – you’ll be able get a dose of Indigenous music culture at a festival near you, wherever you live. …read more »
This week’s Ab-Originals on CBC Radio3 is all about the ladies. They may all be women making music in Indian Country, but the genres represented here are diverse. …read more »
The Western Canadian Music Awards announced their 2011 nominees this morning and some of our favourites are among them. …read more »