Tag: Indigenous renaissance

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Listen to the brand new debut single from Terry Uyarak’s ...

Nunavut’s Terry Uyarak has just released the first single from his forthcoming sophomore album, Unnuaq, which is due out June 21 on the Jerry Cans’ label, Aakuluk Music. If “Qaigi” is any indication of what the rest of the album ...
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Here are the nominees for the first ever Arctic Music ...

Before we talk about the awards, can we just take a moment to acknowledge that a lot has happened in the Nunavut music scene this year? Until recently, Nunavut was the only Canadian province or territory without an official music ...
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Hard work is paying off for Six Nations singer-songwriter Lacey ...

“I believe in quantum healing,” said Six Nations singer-songwriter Lacey Hill. “When we’re all vibrating, the potential is there to have miracles happen. I believe in miracles and I’ve seen them. It gives you more of an awareness, and we ...
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See the new video for ‘Bring the Children Home’ – ...

Over the past couple of years, the horrors of Residential Schools have once again been brought to public attention. But with time, public interest has again begun to fade. Michael Etherington is bringing Indigenous peoples back into focus with his ...
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Julian Taylor reflects on the success of the Ridge as ...

It isn’t until you become a parent yourself that you gain insight into the worries and concerns your parents felt when you were growing up. As a teenager in Toronto, my parents most likely wondered who I was hanging around ...
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Listen to the 2022 Western Canadian Music Award nominees in ...

The Western Canadian Music Awards unveiled this year’s nominees last Tuesday. The awards will be handed out during the Breakout West conference and festival Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in Calgary. The annual event features daily industry panels, networking events, ...
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Morgan Toney is making a name for himself by combining ...

In the Mi’kmaq community of Nova Scotia there are songs built upon the strong foundation of the drum. You’ll also find the fiddle, which has been adapted from Celtic traditions over the years by the Mi’kmaq people. But for the ...
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Morgan Toney’s debut album is out now

Ishkodé Records has just released Morgan Toney’s much-anticipated debut album, First Flight, on all streaming platforms. In just a short time, fiddler and singer Morgan has invigorated both the Mi’kmaq and Atlantic music communities, bringing together fiery Cape Breton Island ...
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Celeigh Cardinal covers the Tragically Hip in honour of Gord’s ...

Chances are you’ve seen that Scotiabank commercial that ends with a female voice singing the chorus of the Tragically Hip’s “Ahead by a Century.” What you might not know is that the female voice belongs to Edmonton artist Celeigh Cardinal, ...
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PIQSIQ shares a new holiday carol and a recipe!

  Sisters Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Ayalik, better known as the acclaimed throat singing duo PIQSIQ (“pilk-silk”), are in the holiday spirit again this year with a new single: a stunning rendition of “Coventry Carol,” which dates back to 16th Century England. They’ve also answered ...