The 25th annual celebration and competition of emerging Indigenous artists announced this year’s contestants. Seventeen singers, mostly from First Nations and Métis communites in Manitoba, will be performing one song each on September 24th at the Pantages Playhouse in Winnipeg.
The 2011 NCI Jam provides a full house, a radio audience, a house band and a chance for amateur singers to get airplay on NCI or win cash for their musical careers. Any opportunity to check out new voices and talents is a good one. Our next favourite artist may be one of these men and women!
2011 NCI Jam Contestants:
Tanita Cruly – Dauphin River First Nation, MB
Greg Personius – Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Liza -Jane Brown – Fish Lake First Nation, SK
Angus Munroe – Garden Hill First Nation, MB
Jade Willowby – Whitesand First Nation, ON
Horace Cook – Sapatoyak Cree Nation, MB
Kathleen Jensen – Misipawistik Cree Nation, MB
AJ Choken – Lake Manitoba First Nation, MB
Chicky Chartrand – Camperville, MB
Steven Leveque – Pinaymootang First Nation, MB
Tracy Parenteau – Wabigoon Lake First Nation, ON
Gator Beaulieu – Ebb & Flow First Nation, MB
Kerri McGillivary – Opaskwayak Cree Nation, MB
Albert Audy – Sapatoyak Cree Nation, MB
Akina Dayle Shirt – Carry the Kettle First Nation, SK
Malcolm Campbell – Kinosota, MB
Ila Barker – Berens River First Nation, MB
More information at ncifm.com.