The Western Canadian Music Awards announced their 2011 nominees this morning and some of our favourites are among them. …read more »
Alan Greyeyes, member of the Peguis First Nation, is known to every Aboriginal artist across Canada. He talked to RPM about his work with Manitoba Music, AMP Camp, and what it takes to make it as an artist. …read more »
Great songwriting often comes from great experiences and Phyllis Sinclair has been on a remarkable journey. From the northern seaport town of Churchfill to Winnipeg’s inner city, Phyllis was raised by her Cree mother and grandmother – short on wealth but rich in love and laughter. …read more »
One of the hottest and hardest working bands on the scene right now, Winnipeg’s Most, released their second album “GoodFellaz” on Tuesday.
Charlie Fettah leaked the fantastic cover art on Twitter, cementing the album’s namesake as an homage to the classic Scorsese film. …read more »
Life’s Been Pretty Sweet is itself a sweet moment from Métis artist Don Amero’s newest record The Long Way Home. As the first track it’s an apt opening – the slide and dobro hinting to the influx of country/pop that Amero’s roots/folk sound displays on this album. …read more »
One of the funniest men in Indian Country is Ojibwe/Métis comedian, actor and writer Ryan McMahon. You heard him as Clarence Two Toes in our our debut podcast – and Clarence will be back at RPM in the near future.
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The Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards is the peak of Aboriginal Music Week each year in Winnipeg. Televised on APTN, Artists receive one of the greatest awards possible – the vote of listeners across the world. Applications are currently being accepted for this year’s awards. …read more »
RPM met with Murray Porter before his recent Vancouver gig at The Sutton Hotel and talked about songs as teachers, BB King under the covers and the origin of the Blues. …read more »
Sioux producer and artist Chief Stockton is in the thick of his culture and community – from his first hip hop group GPD, to the duo that launched his career Black N Mild, these days he runs oursecretsociety and dopenativeboy. He’s studied criminal law and Native history and after taking a break from music, has recently returned to writing, recording and releasing his own tracks. We’re glad for it. …read more »
The Ottawa-based Indigenous DJ collective A Tribe Called Red has been creating an eclectic sound incorporating a wide variety of musical styles ranging from hip-hop, dancehall, electronica and dubstep, to their own mash-ups of club and Pow Wow music since 2008. …read more »