Manitoba Music


Dan Mangan to Kick Off BreakOut West 2014 with Outdoor Party at Fort Gibraltar

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BreakOut West weekend kicks off its annual celebration of independent music from Western Canada with an outdoor party at the gorgeous, historic Fort Gibraltar – and Winnipeg is invited. Multiple award-winner and indie music darling Dan Mangan will take the stage for a very special performance, along with Vancouver punk duo PinkBrown, Winnipeg pop/folk faves Yes We Mystic, Saskatoon DJ and producer Factor, a poutine stand, and more. 

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Tanya Tagaq's Animism Wins the 2014 Polaris Music Prize

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After an astonishing live performance that earned her a standing ovation at its gala, Tanya Tagaq won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize for her groundbreaking album, Animism. Released on Six Shooter Records, the album has received no shortage of rave reviews and coverage from national and international media for the acclaimed, Cambridge Bay-raised, Brandon-based Inuit throat singer and composer.

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

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Get the first listen of Crooked Brothers' new album Thank you, I'm Sorry. - Exclaim!

Steve Bell's journey hits the big screen. - Mennonite Brethren Herald

Why Tanya Tagaq should win the Polaris Prize. - Grayowl Point

Cheer Polaris nominee Tanya Tagaq on from your laptop. - Edmonton Sun

Vampires kisses you deadly on new EP. - The Uniter

Greg MacPherson hits the east coast with Fireball. - Cape Breton Post

Don Amero gives us a taste of RightsFest. - BT Winnipeg

Chic Gamine and Mahogany Frog make the Reeperbahn playlist. - Join Music

Fred Penner was a standout at Ottawa Folk Festival. - CFRA 580

Fred Penner gets the big kids singing along. - Calgary Herald

The Bros. Landreth bring their excellent bluesy rock to Ottawa Folk Festival. - Ottawa Citizen

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Mariachi Ghost. - CBC Radio

The Wailin' Jennys gear up for fall tour. - Fairfax Times

Harvest Moon shines bright. - Spectator Tribune

Jeremy from Comeback Kid invites us over. - The Uniter

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Back to School with the DIY Series

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Join us for the second year of our popular MusicWorks segment, the DIY Series. This stream of workshops offers developing artists and industry, as well as veterans looking to update their skills, the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the music business.

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Manitoba Artists Pick Up Six Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

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Manitoba artists have picked up six Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) this year. Winnipeg Boyz, Indian City, Leonard Sumner, Jason Lepine, and Nelson Little all earned hardware at a nationally-televised gala at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on September 12 and the invite-only Ohshkii Awards Night at the Winnipeg Art Gallery the night before. 

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