Live Indigenous Music Picks: August 5-8, 2011

Hard to believe it’s August already – but we’ve still got a few good weeks of festival and powwow season! Here’s our live music picks for this weekend.

1. The Edge of the World Music Festival
August 5-7 – Cree musician Wayne Lavallee headlines this festival in the exquisite landscape of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. More info: edgefestival.com

2. Festival Innu Nikamu (festival de musique autochtone)
August 4-7  – Traditional and comtemporary music share the stage in Maliotenam, Québec. More info: innunikamu.ca

3. 6th Annual Prophetstown Powwow
August 6-7 – Grand entry is at 1pm at this intertribal and traditional powwow in Prophetstown, Illinois. More info: prophetstownpowwow.com

4. Urban Round Dance Listening Party
August 5 – Enjoy a sneak peak at Wabs Whitebird’s new album Urban Round Dance. More info: facebook.com

5. Présence Autochtone: Montréal First Peoples’ Festival
August 2-9 – Élisapie Isaac, Samian and others perform as part of the festival’s concert series on August 5th and6th. More info: nativelynx.qc.ca

6. Red Power Squad
August 6 – Take a break dancing lesson with Red Power Squad at 12pm and catch their performance at 5pm at The Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. More info: americanindian.si.edu

7. Métis Day Bo’jou Neejee
August 6 – A celebration of Métis culture with music by the Métis Fiddler Quartet and Alicia Blore at Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene, Ontario. More info: discoveryharbour.on.ca

8. Samson Cree Nation Powwow
August 5-7 – With host drum Battle River and local host drum Northern Cree in Bear Park, Hobema, Alberta. More info: facebook.com