Manitoba Live Music Event

Aboriginal Music Week - The Aboriginal Songwriters Concert

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011
Ali Fontaine
Cassidy Mann
Kyla Cederwall
Leela Gilday
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Advance Cost
Door Cost


The Aboriginal Songwriters Concert
presented by Aboriginal Music Manitoba
Leela Gilday
w/ Ali Fontaine, Kyla Cederwall, and Cassidy Mann
Thursday, November 3, 2011
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg
Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 730pm
Tickets $10
Families Welcome

A captivating Dene singer/songwriter, Leela Gilday is a passionate, soulful performer who takes listeners on a journey through a musical world where freedom and joy balance sorrow and injustice. Her lyrics, reflective of her northern roots, embrace the essence of Dene life from an urban perspective.

She hails from Yellowknife, NWT and is a member of the Dene Nation. "We have long recognized her as as talented member of our nation," says Dene National Chief, Bill Erasmus.

Cassidy Mann just turned 15 years old but don't let her young age fool you, she is ready to leave her mark on the canadian music scene.

Cassidy is thrilled to have completed her first EP with producer JP Laurendeau of Brokenground Productions. Her single "Say You'll Miss Me" has been featured on Hot 103 Locals Only and the EP is scheduled for release on June 1, 2011 :) It will be available at McNally Robinson (Grant Park/online), Into the Music, Music Trader, Planet Sound and the Folk Fest Store.

Born and raised in Sagkeeng Manitoba, 16 year old Ali Fontaine has been Singing and performing for as long as she can remember. She entered and won her first talent show when she was 8 years old. She has been writing songs for several years, and has just completed recording her debut album, self titled Ali Fontaine.

Kyla began writing music at the age of fourteen. Whenever there was a trying situation in her life she would sit down at the piano and write. Sometimes in the middle of the night, she’d wake up with all the lyrics to a song, which she’d jot down and go back to sleep. When morning came, she would head to the piano and easily find the music to finish the song.


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