Manitoba Arts Network and Indigenous Music Launch Summer Tour

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Desiree Dorion
Kristen McKay
Martin Desjarlais
Rhonda Head

The Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) has partnered with Indigenous Music on this month's Indigenous Summer Tour, which brings Indigenous musicians to rural and Indigenous communities throughout the province.

This tour provides further opportunities for Indigenous artists emerging in their music careers to gain touring experience. Following their Indigenous Emerging Artist Mentorship in October 2020, and their Indigenous Artists Safe at Home Festival Concert this past March, Indigenous artists Martin Desjarlais, Becky Lou, riel., Kristen Mckay, and Norway Rabliauskas are ready to tour Manitoba with established performing artists Rhonda Head, and Desiree Dorion.

MAN has partnered with Indigenous Music to bring a Presentation and activity with the artists before each concert. Northern tour communities can look forward to a Music Masterclass with artists Norway Rabliauskas, riel., Martin Desjarlais, and Rhonda Head while communities participating in the Southern tour will enjoy a Songwriting Workshop with Becky Lou, Kristen Mckay, and Desiree Dorion.


Northern Tour
5:00PM Indigenous Music Presentation & Masterclass
7:00PM Perforamnces by Norway Rabliauskas, riel., Martin Desjarlais, Rhonda Head

Monday, August 2 Grand Rapids
Tuesday, August 3 Norway House
Wednesday, August 4 Thompson
Thursday, August 5 Flin Flon
Friday, August 6 Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Saturday, August 7 Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation
Sunday, August 8 Pukatawagan

Southern Tour
5:00PM Indigenous Music Presentation & Songwriting Workshop
7:00PM Performances by Becky Lou, Desiree Dorion, Kristen Mckay

Monday, August 16 Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation
Tuesday, August 17 Fisher River Cree Nation
Wednesday, August 18 Peguis First Nation
Thursday, August 19 Portage la Prairie
Friday, August 20 Killarney
Saturday, August 21 Carmen Golden Prairie Arts Council
Sunday, August 22 Tootinawaziibeeng
Monday, August 23 Birdtail Sioux

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