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Live Indigenous Music Picks – August 25-28, 2011

Hard to believe these are the last shows of August! Live music and powwows are making noise from East to West Coast. Here’s RPM’s picks for the weekend.

1. A Tribe Called Red
August 25 – The Ottawa-based DJ collective brings their electric powwow sound to Toronto, ON, at The Drake Underground. More info: facebook.com

2. Don Amero
August 26 –  Métis roots singer-songwriter at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Dauphin, MB. More info: facebook.com

3. 2011 International Métis Fest
August 26-28 – The weekend of fiddle, jigging and river carts also includes a nightly concert series with Ryan Keplin, JJ Lavallee, Ryan McMahon, 4 Nations Dancers, Patricia Conroy, Jerry Sereda,Norman Cheif Memorial Dancers, Dawn Dumont and even more at The International Peace Garden, MB. More info: metisfest.com

4. Opaskwayak Cree Nation Pow Wow 2011
August 26-28 – Grand entry at 7pm at The Pas, MB. More info: facebook.com

5. Burnt Project 1
August 26 – The 11 piece band plays a fundraiser for their next album at Winnipeg’s most notorious art house The Cyrk, MB. More info:facebook.com

6. Kinnie Starr at The RED Revue
August 26 – ANDPVA presents Kinnie at their RED Revue series, this time at the TRANZAC, Toronto, ON. More info:  facebook.com

7. Kwantlen First Nation “Mini” Powwow
August 26 –  Kwantlen First Nation and the Seyem Qwantlen Group of Companies will host a one day powwow at Kwantlen First Nation Park, BC. More info: facebook.com