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New Material from Anishinaabe-Métis Artist GR Gritt – The Brunswickan

G.R. Gritt is a Juno Award winning, transgender, Anishinaabe/Métis artist who is releasing their new album named Ancestors. The album is a six-song LP inspired by Gritt’s grandmother. “The album was inspired by my Nana, Marlene Cyr (née Roque), my maternal grandmother who was from Shebahonaning (currently known as Killarney, ON),” Gritt said. “I inherited […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202119 Views

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P.E.I. hip-hop artist opens up about mental health, Indigenous issues with new album – The Guardian

Rapping felt right to Brent Jadis from the start because it gave him a creative space to be himself. In 2011, he wrote his first rhyme and released it as a demo. “I felt some type of connection whenever I first started recording, something that drew me in to being creative.” He started getting more […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202129 Views

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New Grant Offers Indigenous Artists A Leg Up – country94.ca

Jan 19, 2021 A new grant through Music NB will offer emerging Indigenous artists an opportunity for funding of a future project. The $3,000 grant is sponsored by Tristan Grant, a Mi’kmaq artist who performs under the name Wolf Castle. Grant says he knows first hand the obstacles Indigenous artists face when they start out […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202162 Views

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Mi’kmaq fiddler says instrument is a big part of his life – Cape Breton Post

We’koqma’q, N.S. — Morgan Toney remembers fondly when his uncle Fabian Toney brought him a DVD of the farewell tour of Phil Collins, he’d listen to it every day and sparked a life in music. In 2016, he took up drumming and just over a year ago he began playing the fiddle in earnest. And […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2020184 Views

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2020 ECMAs Cancelled amid COVID-19 Concerns

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) announces the cancellation of 2020 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference presented by TD due to growing concerns about COVID-19. The event was slated to take place in St. John’s, NL from April 29-May 03, 2020. The ECMA’s Board of Directors has issued the following statement regarding the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 2020159 Views

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ECMA 2020 Unveils Full Festival Schedule & Lineup for Songwriters’ Circle

March 5, 2020 The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) unveils its full festival schedule for the 2020 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference presented by TD. See the day-by-day breakdown HERE. Taking place in St. John’s, NL from April 29-May 03, this year’s event includes showcase performances from Adam Baldwin, Adyn Townes, Andrew Waite, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2020144 Views

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Mi’kmaw recording engineer celebrates year at Shiftwork Recording – CBC

Musician Dylan Ward has been recording local musicians for about a year at Fredericton studio Mar 03, 2020 A Mi’kmaw musician and recording engineer from Natoaganeg is making his mark on the Fredericton music scene after opening his own downtown recording studio. Dylan Ward grew up in the community also known as Eel Ground First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2020156 Views

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ECMA 2020 Music & Industry Award Nominees

Tim Baker, Wintersleep, The East Pointers, Ria Mae, Neon Dreams, and Rich Aucoin lead 2020 East Coast Music Award nominations …full list unveiled this morning in St. John’s, NL The East Coast Music Association is thrilled to announce the 2020 East Coast Music Award nominees. Tim Baker and Wintersleep lead the pack with seven nominations […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2020134 Views

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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, 2019227 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, 2019187 Views

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