Manitoba Music is partnering with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) to produce a Manitoba Aboriginal artists showcase at the Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas on March 13, 2013. The showcase will be a part of the conference's exclusive VIP reception, which will play host to tribal leaders, talent buyers, media, representatives from Native American casinos, and business leaders from across the U.S.
Three acclaimed singer/songwriters from Manitoba will showcase at the event: Don Amero, who is up for a 2013 JUNO Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year; North American Indigenous Image Award-winner Desiree Dorion; and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Music Award-winner Tracy Bone.
In additional to the showcase, Manitoba Music will also have a trade show booth at the conference, offering the artists an opportunity to connect with influential delegates, March 12-14.
The showcase is part of the market development initiatives of Manitoba Music's Aboriginal Music Program, which promotes Manitoba's wealth of Aboriginal talent on the national and international stage. Through events like these, Manitoba Music is able to increase the level of awareness and connectedness between our province’s music industry and the broader national and international industry, which is vital to the career advancement of Manitoba's Aboriginal artists and industry professionals.
The Aboriginal Music Program is made possible by the generous support of the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba, Manitoba Film & Music, and by FACTOR with the support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.