Indigenous Live Music Picks: October 6-11, 2011

Blues, hip-hop, powwow, elctronic, indie, folk, performance art – we’ve got it all in this week’s picks of Indigenous live music.

Winnipeg Hip-Hop Festival
October 6-9 – Young Kidd, Skelpa Squad, Hellnback, Young Jibwe and more are in the line-up for these four nights of hip-hop in various venues across Winnipeg, MB.  More info: facebook.com

Soirée Art-Culture Autochtone 12
October 6 – Chelsea Vowel performs her Cree-language songs at this month’s Cercle des Premières Nations de l’UQAM at Café-bar l’Escalier, Montreal, QC. More info: facebook.com

Stillwater Powwow
October 7-9 – Mile Post 30 is host drum at Redding Rancheria’s Stillwater Powwow in Redding, CA. More info: redding-rancheria.com

Murray Porter CD Release Party
October  7 – Blues artist Murray Porter celebrates the release of his new album Songs Lived & Life Played at The Yale, Vancouver, BC. facebook.com

Cris Derksen and Christa Couture Mini-Tour
October 7-11 – Singer-songwriter, and RPM’s own, Christa Couture and electro-cellist Cris Derksen perform in Toronto, Peterborough, Ottawa and Montreal. Dates and venues: facebook.com

Skeena Reece
October 7 – As part of the Past is Prologue initiative, Skeena presents a “performative conversation”  on Western Front’s history of feminist performance art, at the Western Front, Vancouver, BC. More info: front.bc.ca

“Why All the Metal?” Indie/Electronic Festival
October 8 – The Discotay’s perform and present the one day festival which includes ShitOuttaLuck, No Cash Ninjas, Waytansea Point and a lot morein Shiprock, NM. More info: facebook.com

Northern Lights Thanksgiving Powwow
October 8-9 – Grand entry is at 12 noon at the Art Hauser Center, Prince Albert, SK. More info: facebook.com

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