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Cris Derksen

Based In: Vancouver, BC

Performing from Norway to Australia, Canadian Aboriginal cellist Cris Derksen is known for building layers of sound into captivating performances. Coming from North Tall Cree reserve in Northern Alberta her music braids the traditional and contemporary in multiple dimensions, weaving her traditional classical training and her aboriginal ancestry with new school electronics, creating genre defying music. On her 3rd studio Album Cris has paired up with Tribal Spirit music to create a cinematic symphonic truly Aboriginal album. She has performed with an array of impressive musicians such as Buffy Sainte Marie, Tanya Tagaq, Kinnie Starr and Kanye West.

RPM Podcast #010: “Electric Pow Wow”

Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island have been dancing and drumming for generations but, in the 21st century, that rhythmic spirit is finding new forms of creative expression. In our tenth episode, the powwow gets plugged in, mashed up and remixed. …read more »

Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards: 2011 CAMAS Nominees

The Canadian Aboriginal Festival has announced the nominees for the 2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards – aka the CAMAS. …read more »

2011 APCMA Nominees Announced

After the first round of voting, the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards have announced the official nominees today.
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Top 10 Indigenous Music Events August 19-21

It’s another full weekend of music on Turtle Island this weekend! Here’s RPM’s Top 10 picks. …read more »