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Indigenous Live Music Picks: September 15-19, 2011

From New York to Winnipeg to Los Angeles to New Zealand, here’s our pick of the best Indigenous live music events this weekend.

Takitimu
September 14-18 – The festival will have 30+ musical acts and other artists from Indigenous Polynesian and Moari cultures in Hastings, New Zealand. More info:  takitimufestival.co.nz

Manifesto Festival
September 15-25 – The 11 day festival of community culture kicks off this weekend. Plex, Kinnie Starr, 2oolman & Sese, Q-Rock, J-R.E.Z. and Red Slam Collective will all be part of the Indigenous hihop event Origins: The Firekeepers on September 20 at The Great Hall, Toronto, ON. More info: themanifesto.ca

Stiff Cliff
September 15 – Clifford Paul, aka Stiff Cliff, brings his comedy to Lafflines in New Westminster, BC. More info: facebook.com

Ray St. Germain and Family
September 15 – The Von Trapps of Indian Country, Ray, Chrystal, Cathy, Ray Jr, DJ, Sherry, Jeff, Jordon and Catie perform for one night only at McPhillips Street Station Casino, Winnipeg, MB. More info: facebook.com

Native Harvest Festival & Pow Wow
September 16 – 18 – The London, ON, festival opens Friday night with a concert from Derek Miller. More info: museumpowwow.ca

Eden Fineday
September 18  – Eden joins an evening of songwriters at LanaLou’s, in Vancouver, BC. More info: facebook.com

7th Annual Blues Cruise for Harvest
September 18 – Featuring the Brent Parkin and The Dusty Roads Band the boat departs from Alexander Docks, Red River, MB. More info: facebook.com

Elisapie – California Mini-Tour
September 19-23  – Elisapie’s “Quebec to Hollywood” tour will take her to Santa Monica, Los Angeles and San Francisco. More info: facebook.com

SongCircle’s Songwriter Night
September 19 – Sierra Noble joins the lineup of songwriters at The Bitter End, New York, NY. More info: facebook.com