Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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Boogey The Beat
Dane Bjornson
Julien's Daughter
Papa Mambo
Royal Canoe
Sophie Stevens
The Secret Beach
Virgo Rising
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

We’re very saddened to hear of Curtis ‘Shingoose” Jonnie’s passing. Mr. Jonnie was a music legend, an inspiration, and a mentor to many. He was a valued member of our Board of Directors in the early 2000s. Throughout his long career, he shared his music and connected with so many, and he worked hard to support Indigenous music communities and elevate Indigenous voices. Among his many accomplishments, he worked with Elaine Bomberry and Buffy Sainte-Marie to create the `Best Music of Aboriginal Canada’ recording category for the JUNO Awards in 1994 and later served as chair of the committee. He was inducted into the Manitoba Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and his song "Silver River" was featured on the acclaimed Native North America compilation in 2015. He will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and his music communities.

Please read more about Mr. Jonnie's incredible career and legacy from 

CBC Manitoba 

Winnipeg Free Press 




Winnipeg Free Press 

Manitoba Post 

Check out this week's edition of Signal Boost roundup for the latest music headlines and media coverage amplifying the music community in Manitoba.

CBC Indigenous Music on the Rise: Artists to Watch in 2021 | Boogey The Beat, Mattmac

Entertainment Focus Petric - 'Flashbacks' Review | Petric

The Reviews Are In Petric Releases New Album, Flashbacks! | Petric

The Manitoban PETRIC — ‘Flashbacks’ | Petric

Winnipeg Free Press WSO Pops With Some Salsa Spice | Papa Mambo, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Stylus Magazine Album Review :: Julien’s Daughter :: The Static That Carries Over | Julien's Daughter

The Manitoban Julien’s Daughter — ‘The Static That Carries Over,’ | Julien's Daughter

Ear to the Ground Music Outstanding New Artists to Watch in ’21 | Virgo Rising

The Uniter The Mature Rebrand - Grown-up Child Star Releases his Sophomore Album | Dane Bjornson

Winnipeg Free Press Weekly Musical Magic - The Song Every Week Club Has Become a Critical Creative Outlet for Manitoba Musicians | Nathalie Bohrn, Aja McMillian, Sophie StevensMicah ErenbergRoyal CanoeDeadmen, Matt Peters

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