Greenwich Village’s little known Cherokee folk singer the late Karen Dalton brought a soulful honesty from Enid, Oklahoma. …read more »
Anais Nin said, “Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.” That suggestion was the muse impelling the conception of Samantha Crain’s second LP, You (Understood). Each song on this album rests on a juncture with a person, a real person, and it recounts a particular episode of life with that person. The scenes and the people are not especially unusual or stirring but the idea that the precise installment will never, in all of time, happen again was enough to interest Crain. She is taking a microscope to the simplest of human interactions and feelings, turning them over in her hands, looking at them from all angles, measuring them on all sides, and taking them apart, realizing they really are exceptional but only in the smallest ways.
In celebration of our official public launch, here’s a fresh new mixtape that compiles some of our favourite tracks submitted to RPM.
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Instalment number two of RPM’s roundup of 2011 Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards nominees. This week’s focus will be on the category of Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year.
It’s another full weekend of live Indigenous music, powwows, festivals and award shows, including the first ever RPM Presents show! …read more »
After the first round of voting, the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards have announced the official nominees today.
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The year marks the 25th Indian Summer Festival which includes a powwow, tribal farmers market, arts and crafts market, golf, and the Indian Summer Music Awards. The 2011 ISMA nominees have been announced and include many RPM favourites. …read more »
July 14th marks start the first round of voting for the 2011 Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards. …read more »
Fresh from her email newsletter, we have an amazing list of Choctaw artist, Samantha Crain’s tour dates for Turtle Island and beyond over to the United Kingdom. …read more »
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 »
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 »