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.
Songs of the Land
November 16 – Murray Porter, Leanne Goose and Gabriel Ayala perform at the VIFF VanCity Theatre in Vancouver, BC, in support of Full Circle. More info: Songs of the Land A Benefit for Full Circle.
Cris Derksen and Christa Couture
November 17-20 – Cris and Christa, along with the band E.S.L., head to Vancouver Island, BC, for gigs at Logan’s Pub, Victoria (November 17th), Char’s Landing in Port Alberni (18th), The Garage Showroom in Duncan (19th) and The Waverly in Cumberland (20th). More info: Christa Couture, Cris Derksen & E.S.L. Vancouver Island Tour.
Manitoba Aboriginal Artists Showcase
November 17 – Toronto, here is your chance to catch some of Manitoba’s finest artists! Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program presents Cassidy Mann, Ali Fontaine, Vince Fontaine with Eagle & Hawk and Lorenzo at The Rivoli, Toronto, ON. More info: Manitoba Aboriginal Artists Showcase.
Fire in the Sky
November 17 – Many of Turtle Island’s hottest artists will be in Toronto for the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards this weekend but you can also catch a few of the best at the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto, ON. Brock Stonefish, Leanne Goose, Pura Fe, Gabriel Ayala, The Johnnys and Jasper will be performing. More info: Fire in the Sky – Hard Rock Cafe Toronto.
The Canadian Aboriginal Festival and Music Awards
November 18 – Celebrate the best in Canadian Aboriginal Music at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday night, and take in the powwow and marketplace over the weekend at the Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, in Toronto, ON. More info: canab.com.
The Travelling Man Mixtape Tour
November 17-21 – Wake Self and DJ Young Native are hitting the road together with consecutive stops in Logan, UT, Salt Lake City, UT, Boise, ID, Duangro, CO, and Gallup, NM. More info: The Traveling Man Mixtape Tour.
November 18-19 – Silver Jackson celebrates the release of his new album with two nights at The Alaskan, Juneau, AK. More info: artistdata.sonicbids.com/silver-jackson.
November 18 – A Tribe Called Red brings their dance party to El Mocambo in Toronto, ON. More info: Electric Pow Wow in Toronto.
Squamish Nation National Addictions Awareness Week Powwow 2011
November 19-20 – Host drum is Travelling Spirit at Totem Hall, Squamish, BC. More info: Squamish Nation National Addictions Awareness Week Powwow 2011.
The Best of Aboriginal Blues
November 19 – Murray Porter, Bitterly Divine and Sean “Blues Puppy” Riquelme perform at The Yale, Vancouver, BC. This will be the last Aboriginal Blues night at The Yale before it closes for a year of upgrades. More info: ‘The Best of Aboriginal Blues’ at Vancouver’s The Yale.