This week, Winnipeg is the bustling centre of live Indigenous music with the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards, Aboriginal Music Week and Manito Ahbee festival happening simultaneously. …read more »
A captivating Dene singer/songwriter, Leela Gilday is a passionate, soulful performer who takes listeners on a journey through a musical world where freedom and joy balance sorrow and injustice. Her lyrics, reflective of her northern roots, embrace the essence of Dene life from an urban perspective. She hails from Yellowknife, NWT and is a member of the Dene Nation. Leela Gilday has many national awards to her credit including a Juno and Western Canadian Music Award for her second album Sedzé. In 2009 she won Best Music Video at the Dreamspeakers Festival in Edmonton AB and in 2008, she received a Fellowship at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Leela Gilday released her much anticipated third CD “Calling All Warriors” in July 2010. It garnered a Western Canadian Music Award, a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, and an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award.
It’s here again – Aboriginal Music Week! Indigenous artists, music fans and industry are flocking to Winnipeg, Manitoba, this week for one of the largest Indigenous music festivals on Turtle Island. …read more »
In celebration of our official public launch, here’s a fresh new mixtape that compiles some of our favourite tracks submitted to RPM.
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This week we take a look at the 2011 Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards nominees for Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year with an RPM YouTube playlist.
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Leela Gilday’s people are Sahtú Dene, but she was raised in the South – at least, what Northerners consider the South: Yellowknife. Leela spoke with RPM about her music, her family, and not living in an igloo. …read more »
After the first round of voting, the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards have announced the official nominees today.
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Now more than ever, diversity is the key word in Indigenous music. From fiddle, to beats, to bluesy guitar, Aboriginal Music Week, November 1-5, 2011, will showcase the best of First Nations, Native American, Inuit and Métis music. …read more »
To accompany our North Coast Podcast, we’ve compiled some YouTube videos of awesome Indigenous artist from the North Coast on our RPM Youtube Channel. …read more »
In our third episode, we look up, way up, to the North Coast of Turtle Island. …read more »
We’re in the thick of festival season these days, though it’s yet to reach its peak, which means there’s lots of Indigenous gatherings, powwows and performances to check out. …read more »