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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, 201912 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, 201921 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, 201939 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, 201931 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, 201969 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, 201965 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, 201954 Views

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Gord Downie’s Secret Path leads Halifax music students down a tough road – TheChronicleHerald.ca

“Last summer, I just sat down with the album and listened to it 40 or 50 times and then wrote it out for orchestra and singer and rock band, essentially.” – Nathan Beeler, conductor, Halifax Regional Arts Symphony Orchestra When it comes to school projects, nobody could accuse the Halifax Regional Arts Symphony Orchestra of lacking […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201964 Views

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Award-winning musician Jeremy Dutcher gets inspiration, humility from home – CBC

Jan 28, 2019 Tobique First Nation singer’s debut album won the Polaris prize in 2018 Jeremy Dutcher is dedicating his award-winning debut album to the Indigenous people of his home province. Tobique First Nation’s Dutcher is having a big couple of years. His album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa won the $50,000 Polaris Music Prize and was named […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 201947 Views

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Announcing! East Coast Music Awards Nominees 2019

January 28, 2019 Classified, Ben Caplan, and Jeremy Dutcher lead 2019 East Coast Music Award nominations …full list unveiled this morning in Charlottetown (le français suit) The East Coast Music Association is thrilled to announce the 2019 East Coast Music Award nominees. Classified leads the pack with seven nominations, and Ben Caplan follows with six. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201958 Views

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