Manitoba Music


Showcase Opportunity: Manitoba Music at Manitoba Showcase 2014

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Manitoba Music is presenting a showcase at the Royal Oak Inn in Brandon on October 24 during the Manitoba Arts Networks’ Manitoba Showcase 2014. This event is an excellent opportunity to network with and perform for delegates from arts organizations across the province as well as visiting music industry professionals. DEADLINE: September 11, 2014

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The Prairie Barge Festival to Showcase the Music, Art, and Culture of Manitoba & Saskatchewan on Dry Land

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The prairie borders are being erased for one big, free outdoor party on Labour Day Weekend. Manitoba and Saskatchewan are celebrating the Year of Music together for The Prairie Barge Festival, showcasing the vibrant talent of our two provinces just a few feet away from the Assiniboine River.

“Moving the stage a few inches up on to land won’t interfere with the incredible prairie talent, or the beautiful backdrop of the river,” says Paul Jordan, CEO, The Forks North Portage Partnership. 

Presented by founding legacy partner, Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Music, and Creative Saskatchewan, the festival runs August 29-31 in The Forks Historic Port, and promises three days of music, art, and culture. While high waters have grounded the barge this year, the fun will still play on the famed stage, which has hosted countless artists over its multi-year history.

The festival will feature performances from a diverse collection of acclaimed artists spanning the genres. Cellist and composer Leanne Zacharias, folk artist Keiffer McLean, alt rockers League of Wolves, pop/rock pair Mise en Scene, indie blues rock band The PistolWhips, indie folk/pop outfit Yes We Mystic will take over the stage on Friday and Saturday, joining already announced artists JUNO Award-winning soul/pop outfit Chic Gamine, alt-country favourites The Deep Dark Woods, 2014 Western Canadian Music Award nominee marijosée, singer/songwriter and former Waltons front man Jason Plumb, and a spectacular outdoor performance from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

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In The News: Manitoba Music News Stories from Around the Web

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Aboriginal Music Week will keep you busy this weekend. - MyToba

Discover your new favorite emerging artist at Aboriginal Music Week. - APTN

IsKwé gets the attention she deserves. - Winnipeg Free Press + free download

Take Me To The Pilot sits down for breakfast chats. - CTV Winnipeg

marijosee is all over the map. - Words and Music

Red Moon Road and Royal Canoe grabs the attention of the crowd at Hillside. - A Music Blog, Yea?

John Norman is Canada's answer to the techno question. - Minimal Spieltrieb

Tanya Tagaq's ferocious performance gives goosebumps. - Independent

Halifax Pop Explosion adds Tanya Tagaq to the lineup. - Exclaim!

Royal Canoe gets AIM nod for "Birthday" video. - NME

Rise and shine with Kevin Roy. - BT Winnipeg

Desiree Dorion and Winnipeg Boyz are among performers at APCMAs. - NCIFM

Chic Gamine is among the artists set to play Prairie Barge Fest. - Access Winnipeg

Doc Walker gives us a taste of new music. - CJFW

Cara Luft and JP Hoe are a top act for Shrewsbury Folk Fest. - Shropshire Live

Mahogany Frog hops back to writing. - Planet S

The Weakerthans gets reviewed, retrospectively. - Noisey

Get a taste of Morden Corn & Apple Fest. - BT Winnipeg

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Appel de candidatures : Camp de la musique francophone de l’ouest canadien

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Manitoba Music, à travers son programme de musique francophone, présente une première édition du Camp de la musique francophone de l’ouest canadien au lac Falcon (MB) du 24 au 28 novembre 2014.

L’objectif de cette activité est d’offrir à 8 artistes de niveau intermédiaire de l’ouest canadien l’occasion de se rassembler en milieu isolé pendant 5 jours intensifs de développement artistique et professionnel.

DATE LIMITE DE SOUMISSION : le 11 septembre 2014

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Aboriginal Music Week Celebrates Music Without Borders

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The summer of music festivals continues with the sixth annual edition of Aboriginal Music Week. Running August 20-24 in various Winnipeg venues, this year's fest will feature a number of free and tickets shows as well as community celebrations, workshops, film events, and industry networking. 

AMW will play host to a number of touring acts, including first visits from emcee Tall Paul, violinist Laura Ortman, music producer Astronomar, and hip hop duo Mob Bounce, and guitarist Logan Staats. JUNO Award winners George Leach and Leela Gilday are both set to return, along with pop singer Inez Jasper, prehispanico music creator DJ Javier Estrada, and more

Homegrown talent also plays a big part on the bill this year, including performances from award-winning rock outfit Eagle & Hawk, Métis fiddlers Darren Lavallee and Melissa St. Goddard, trip hop singer and 2014 Western Canadian Music Award nominee Iskwé, funk-rockers Burnt-Project 1, champion drum group Spirit Sands Singers, rockers The Mosquitoz, country chanteuse Frannie Klein.


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In The News: Manitoba Music News Stories from Around the Web

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MEME brings the beats downtown. - Winnipeg Free Press

Chic Gamine and marijosée among the artists to play Bargefest. -

The Searchlight is on Chic Gamine. - Panic Manual

Chic Gamine lends some vocals. - Winnipeg Free Press

Royal Canoe heats things up. - Exclaim!

Royal Canoe is splendid on all levels. - RTBF

Royal Canoe's Birthday video gets an overseas nod. -  FACT

"Birthday" video lands Royal Canoe an AIM Award nod. - Belfast Telegraph

Royal Canoe gets nomination for AIM Award. - Music Week

KEN mode teases the crowd with a new tune. - Brooklyn Vegan

The Sturgeons capture a Manitoba summer in one album. - Stylus

Keith and Renee's homegrown talent is something to be proud of. - MyToba

Winnipeg gets the blues, and the BBQ too. - BT Winnipeg

Tanya Tagaq at Atmosphere Gathering is a can't miss show. - Exclaim!

Red Moon Road sings the gospel at Summerfolk. - The Sun Times

Mayoral candidate follows Britney and... Sweet Alibi, Les Jupes. - Winnipeg Sun

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