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CNA grads make MusicNL nominee shortlist

STEPHENVILLE, NL – In just a few weeks, the wait will be over for those shortlisted on this year’s MusicNL Awards lineup. Among those nominated in the 27 categories were several College of the North Atlantic (CNA) alumni, including: The Kubasonics, which features Music: Performance, Business and Technology graduate Jacob Cherwick, who is going head […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201956 Views

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Osprey hosting Polaris prize and Juno winner Jeremy Dutcher – The Coastguard

SHELBURNE, N.S. — The Osprey Arts Centre in Shelburne is hosting Polaris prize and Juno award winner Jeremy Dutcher at the Trinity United Church Sanctuary, on 36 John St., in Shelburne, on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201961 Views

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William Prince, Kathleen Edwards, Busty and the Bass and more: songs you need to hear this week – CBC

4 fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now Nov 13, 2019 Each week, CBC Music producers come together to highlight Canada’s best new tracks. This week, we got hooked on new songs from William Prince, Alice Ivy featuring Cadence Weapon, Busty and the Bass featuring Amber Navran, and an early Christmas treat from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201938 Views

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Editorial: Eskasoni songbird flies high – TheChronicleHerald.ca

When Eskasoni high schooler Emma Stevens’ hauntingly beautiful Mi’kmaw-language cover of the Beatles’ Blackbird was uploaded to YouTube April 25, little did anyone know the heights to which her cover of that iconic song would fly. The Grade 10 student and a few fellow classmates at Allison Bernard Memorial High School had recorded the song […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2019100 Views

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Emma Stevens Met Paul McCartney After Her Mi’kmaq Cover Of ‘Blackbird’ Went Viral – HuffPost Canada

The former Beatle has praised her version before. Paul McCartney says he was a little anxious about singing “Blackbird” at a weekend concert after meeting a Cape Breton teenager behind a much-discussed Mi’kmaq rendition of the Beatles classic. The British rock legend told a large audience at Vancouver’s BC Place that Emma Stevens’ version in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2019114 Views

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Paul McCartney praises Mi’kmaq cover of Beatles’ classic, ‘Blackbird’ – Woodstock Sentinel Review

Emma Stevens, from the Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, sings the Beatles’ classic in Mi’kmaq June 3, 2019 When Emma Stevens covered the Beatles’ “Blackbird” it was already a special moment — but after the man who wrote the song took notice of her version, it seems some of those lyrics became reality, with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201987 Views

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Rising star’: Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher takes home two ECMAs – CTV Atlantic News

May 3, 2019 CHARLOTTETOWN — Jeremy Dutcher, a musician at the centre of what has been called an Indigenous renaissance, added to his list of accolades Thursday at the East Coast Music Awards. The trained operatic singer, raised partly in the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, took home two awards: Indigenous artist of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201983 Views

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Common to kick off Jazz Fest – The Chronicle Herald

Hip-hop artist, actor, author and activist Common kicks off the 33rd annual Halifax Jazz Festival on the Waterfront Stage on Tuesday, July 9. Singer-songwriter Elise Legrow, jazz singer Heather Bambrick’s quintet and Indigenous pop and electronic musician iskwe were also announced as part of the St. Paul’s Church Series, while Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar returns […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2019125 Views

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Inaugural residency – MUN Gazette

March 7, 2019 The School of Music is welcoming its first Indigenous artist-thinker as part of a new residency program. Michael R. Denny is a Mi’kmaw singer, drum maker, storyteller and dancer from the Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, the largest Mi’kmaw community in the world. He is spending part of this month leading […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2019117 Views

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Juno-nominated Jeremy Dutcher performs sold out show on Friday – Brunswickan

Sitting in front of his piano under a ceiling filled with lights Jeremy Dutcher put on a culture-rich performance with the help of his ancestors. From Tobique First Nation, Dutcher combines his power opera vocals and piano with archival audio clips of his Wolastoqiyik ancestors. The Polaris Prize winner was one of the 50 artists […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201997 Views

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