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Live Indigenous Music Picks: August 12-18, 2011

A little something for everyone this weekend from country, to folk, to hip-hop, to dubstep, to fiddle, to powwow.

1. Trout Music Festival
August 12-14 – Don Amero, Marc Merilainen and Cris Derksen are part of the line-up at this year’s fest in Ear Falls, Ontario. More info: troutfest.com

2. James Blood
August 13 – James Blood with special guests J Rez and Nos Insidious at The Alex in Bratford, Ontario. More info: facebook.com

3. Cowessess First Nation Powwow
August 16-18 –  Host drum Buffalo Lodge and honorary host drum Crooked Lake Agency. Grand entry at 8pm at Cowessess Powwow, north of Broadview, Saskatchewan. More info: facebook.com

4. 108: Ottawas Monthly Moombahton Party
August 12 – DeeJay Shub and Bear Witness (both from A Tribe Called Red) provide dance floor power at Ritual Night Club, Ottawa. More info:  facebook.com

5. John Arcand Fiddle Fest
August 12-24 – Fiddle music performances and workshops with the festival’s namesake – “Métis Fiddle Master” John Arcand – and others in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. More info: johnarcandfiddlefest.com

6. 55th Annual O-Sa-Wan Powwow
August 13-14 – Host drum Strongheart Singers, grand entry at. 1:00 & 7:00 on Saturday, noon on Sunday in Peotone, Illinois. More info: osawan.com