From powwow to electric powwow, this weekend is packed with Indigenous live music events from coast to coast. Here are RPM’s picks for the weekend.
Thursday November 10 – A benefit to establish a trust fund for 2 year old Kaiden Anderson who’s father Eddie passed away last month. Wab Kinew, JJ Lavallee, D1, Da Skelpa Squad, Unity, Hellnback, Foreign Objekts, and The Mosquitoz will perform at The Pyramid Club in Winnipeg, MB. More info: Benefit Concert for Baby Kaiden Anderson.
Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF)
November 10-13 – The inaugural festival takes place at W2 in Vancouver, BC, with films, panel discussions and featured guest speaker Ernie Paniccioli. DJ Deano performs, and RPM presents select music videos in Indigenous Music Culture Visions, on the 11th. Get the complete festival guide and schedule at vimaf.com and Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival.
November 10 – Janet is the featured artist at this week’s Poetry Slam at the Heritage Grill in New Westminster, BC. More info: SLAM CENTRAL Featuring BLYTHE JANET PANIC!.
November 10 – Indigenous rockers CerAmony take the stage at Théâtre Plaza in Montreal, QC. More info: CerAmony Live in Montreal.
Native Rhythms Festival
November 11-13 – This 3 day celebration of Indigenous music, especially the Native American flute, takes place in Melbourne, FL, and features Arvel Bird, Robert Mirabal, Mark Holland and others. More information at: nativerhythmsfestival.com.
FSIN “Spirit of Our Nations” Powwow
November 11-13 – The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations hosts this powwow at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, SK. More info at sicc.sk.ca and 2011 “Spirit of Our Nations” FSIN Cultural Celebration & Powwow.
November 11 – Derek performs at the American Indian Motion Picture Awards Ceremony in San Francisco, CA. More info: americanindianfilminstitute.com.
November 12 – Dedicating songs to the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, Sierra performs at Barbés, in Brooklyn, NY. More info: Sierra Noble band @ Barbés Brooklyn and danielpearlmusicdays.org.
November 12 – A Tribe Called Red is back in their hometown for the monthly electric powwow at Babylon in Ottawa, ON. This month features special guest Iskwé. More info: Electric Pow Wow.