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.
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 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 Stevens, Micah Erenberg, Royal Canoe, Deadmen, Matt Peters
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