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Vince Fontaine

Based In: Winnipeg, MB

Vince Fontaine (Ojibway) is a guitarist, songwriter, producer and festival curator. He found his voice through the music group Eagle & Hawk, which he started in 1994.  Eagle & Hawk takes the lead in defining the genre of contemporary Indigenous music. To date, the band has received five dozen nominations and over 30 wins at awards ceremonies across North America, including a Juno Award, a Western Canadian Music Awards, 9 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, 3 Native American Music Awards, six Indian Summer Music Awards, and nine Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards including 2008 Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year and 2009 Best Group and Best Rock Album. In 2008, Vince Fontaine was also the recipient of the Winnipeg Arts Council’s prestigious “Making A Mark Award” presented at the Mayor’s Arts Luncheon.

Artist: Vince Fontaine

APCMA Nominees 2012

At a press conference in Winnipeg this morning, the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award nominees were announced. Read the full list of nominees here. …read more »

New Indigenous Music Releases – Jan/Feb 2012

So far in 2012 the new releases in Indian Country span the genres of folk, americana, flamenco, traditional and pop/rock… something for everyone! Here are the new Indigenous music releases of January and February, 2012.
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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 »

2011 APCMA Winners: Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

The 2011 APCMAS—the 6th Annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards—were held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on November 3rd and 4th, 2011. Awards were handed out across a wide range of musical categories and here is the complete list of the award winners.
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Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards: 2011 CAMAS Nominees

The Canadian Aboriginal Festival has announced the nominees for the 2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards – aka the CAMAS. …read more »

Gabriel Ayala Wins Artist of the Year at the 2011 Native American Music Awards

Yaqui classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala was honoured at the 2011 Native American Music Awards as Artist of the Year. Ceremonies were held at the Seneca Casino in Niagara Falls, New York on October 7th, 2011.
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Nominees for the Indian Summer Music Awards 2011

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 »