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Call for Submissions: Youth and community music at Aboriginal Music Week 2015

Posted by Alan Greyeyes
February 1, 2015

Jasmine Netsena

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4 PM CST on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aboriginal Music Manitoba will be producing the seventh annual Aboriginal Music Week in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and the organization is currently accepting applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, Native American, and Indigenous youth and community members who don't have professional music releases or promotional materials (websites, photos, videos, etc.).

The festival is set for August 18 - 22, 2015 and the organization plans to present at least two youth and community artists at each of our four big community celebrations (eight performance spots available).

Artists will be offered performance fees but travel funds and hotel rooms will not be available.

The Aboriginal Music Week programming committee will be reviewing all submissions in April. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

To be considered for a performance spot, you must:

Be 12-years-of-age or older.
Live in Winnipeg or have a parent/guardian who is willing to bring you to Winnipeg for the festival.
Have at least one video on YouTube or Vimeo for our committee to watch.
Be able to perform on stage for at least 25 minutes.
Be willing to participate in our networking dinners during the festival.
Be a nice person.


Please complete our online submission form by 4 PM CST on Thursday, March 26, 2015 (email submissions, Sonicbids submissions, fax submissions, printed submissions, and incomplete submissions will not be accepted).

Please feel free to contact for more information about our call for submissions or the submission form.

Please visit for more information about the festival.

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Aboriginal Music Manitoba's Annual General Meeting | July 17, 2014

Posted by Alan Greyeyes
June 2, 2014

Aboriginal Music Manitoba's
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The King's Head Pub, 120 King Street

Meeting: 6:00pm
Admission: free with RSVP

Snacks will be served
RSVP Required

Please RSVP to


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New partnership for Aboriginal Music Week, JUNO Award winner to headline

Posted by Alan Greyeyes
May 28, 2014

George LeachAboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) is excited to be partnering with the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre (Ma Mawi) on a free community celebration during Aboriginal Music Week 2014 (August 20 - 24).

The event will be held at the Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre in Winnipeg's north end on Thursday, August 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and JUNO Award winning blues rocker George Leach will be the concert headliner. A free BBQ and music workshops for youth are also planned for the celebration.

"Our partnership with Ma Mawi will give families in the north end a chance to walk to one of the biggest concerts that we have planned for Aboriginal Music Week this year,” says Alan Greyeyes, AMM chairperson. "I'm also excited to see how the kids at Tuttle Island react when they see George Leach perform. He spent a couple days doing workshops with them during our festival last year and I don't think they actually knew how great he is."

Aboriginal Music Week 2014 is set for August 20 - 24. It will include three big community celebrations, three outdoor concerts, two nightclub concerts, and two of the only networking events for the Aboriginal music community in Canada. The first group of performers will be announced on June 11, with the full festival lineup going public on June 25. 

About George Leach (Facebook | SoundCloud | Website)
George Leach is a JUNO Award winning blues and rock recording artist from the Stl'atl'imx Nation. He quickly became a fan favourite after the release of his debut album Just Where I'm At in 2000. His follow up album, Surrender, is the result of 13 years of living, learning, trial, error, falling and getting up, winning and losing, breaking up, making up, and writing through it all. The album’s 11 tracks offer ample proof that the time was well spent.

About Aboriginal Music Week
Aboriginal Music Week was launched in 2009 to develop Aboriginal youth as an audience for live music. The festival presents between 25 and 35 First Nation, Métis, Inuit, Native American, and Indigenous bands each year. It is held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is produced by Aboriginal Music Manitoba.

Aboriginal Music Manitoba would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the SOCAN Foundation, the Province of Manitoba, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of Aboriginal Music Week 2014.

Aboriginal Music Manitoba would like to acknowledge the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation, Manitoba Public Insurance, the Year of Music, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Kimiwan Zine for their support of Aboriginal Music Week 2014.

Visit for more information about the festival.

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