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Crystal Shawanda

Based In: Nashville, TN, USA

Crystal Shawanda was born on the Wikwemikong Native Reservation on Canada’s Manitoulin Island in Ontario. She grew up immersed in all styles of music, especially country, being the youngest of three siblings. At 12, she accompanied her truck-driver father on a long haul to the southern United States, and visited Nashville for the first time. At 13, she recorded her first album in Nashville, all of which were songs that she wrote. It was Nashville music-business legend Joe Galante that signed Crystal to RCA Records/ Sony Music Nashville in 2007.  Crystal’s new album entitled “Just Like You” was released in 2011.

Artist: Crystal Shawanda

Here Are All the Indigenous Artists Performing at the 2017 JUNO Awards

The JUNO Awards are heading to the unceded homelands of the Algonquin Nation next weekend and a number of great Indigenous acts will be participating in all of the festivities.
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11 Ways to Spend the Summer Solstice and National Aboriginal Day

June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. What will you be doing to celebrate? …read more »

Aboriginal Pavilion to Host Epic 10-Day Indigenous Music and Arts Festival in Toronto

The 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto will get a huge dose of Indigenous culture this summer, during the Aboriginal Pavilion’s inaugural arts and music festival.
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Juno Awards 2015: Full List of Nominees for Aboriginal Album of the Year

The full list of #JUNO2015 nominations were announced today leading up to the Juno Awards week celebrations March 9-15, 2015.
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Indigenous Summer Music Festival Guide 2012

It’s summer 2012 and RPM has another guide to Indigenous musicians representing at music festivals this year.
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National Aboriginal Day Celebrations 2012

National Aboriginal Day in Canada means a lot of live Indigenous music and parties will be taking place across the country. Here are RPM’s pick for music to check out this Abo day. …read more »

Indigenous Music Venues in Ontario: The Hey Day and New Dawn

Guest contributor Monica Mixemong describes the height of the Indigenous music scene in Southern Ontario and the hole left today as the heart of it all, the venues, shut down. …read more »