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Teagan Littlechief celebrates Indigenous artist of the year award – Global News

May 12, 2022 Teagan Littlechief says she is still on cloud nine after winning the Saskatchewan Country Music Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year. “It’s still kind of hard to believe, but I’m just going through the motions right now. It’s always been a dream of mine, it’s always been a goal to someday […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202212 Views

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Attention Indigenous musicians: The OHSOTO’KINO Recording Bursary program wants to help you record an album – The Coast

You have until February 23 to apply. It isn’t easy to be a musician right now. Between the cents-per-stream earned through the likes of Spotify to the drying up of live shows, chances to make money have dwindled during the pandemic. But, if you’re a First Nations, Métis or Inuit artist looking to make an […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202243 Views

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MusicNL Awards Celebrate Music and Culture in Newfoundland and Labrador

December 7, 2021 This past weekend, the annual MusicNL Awards Gala was held at Holy Heart Theatre where awards were presented to Newfoundland and Labrador musicians across 28 different categories. The awards were hosted by Newfoundland and Labrador comedian, Matt Wright, and featured performances by Kelly McMichael, Sherman Downey, Ofra Harnoy, Clare Follett, Carolina East, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 202150 Views

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Ministerial Statement – Minister Crocker Congratulates East Coast Music Award Winners

June 14, 2021 The following statement was read in the House of Assembly today by the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation: Mr. Speaker, today I want to recognize this year’s East Coast Music Award winners and nominees from our province. Newfoundland and Labrador had many amazing artists nominated in a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 2021179 Views

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Announcing the 2021 ECMA Winners

…Classified, Les Hay Babies, Maxim Cormier, Rich Aucoin, and Rose Cousins pick up multiple East Coast Music Award wins… The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is thrilled to announce the full list of 2021 East Coast Music Award winners. Classified, Les Hay Babies, Maxim Cormier, Rich Aucoin, and Rose Cousins lead the pack, with two […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202190 Views

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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, 2021101 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, 2021118 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, 2021132 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, 2020280 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, 2020272 Views

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