Music Making Matters.

Songsmiths, formerly known as the Winnipeg Music Project, is an Western Canadian Music Award nominated endeavor dedicated to spotlighting music-makers from across Canada. Originally created by Métis-Polish host Ashley Bieniarz (artist name: Kwiat) to promote Manitoban artists, the future of Songsmiths is in connecting with artists from coast to coast. Since its inception in 2015, the project has evolved from it’s weekly long-form music interview podcast and CJUM 101.5FM radio show to creating music education and online event programming to develop the prairie songwriting scene. Songsmiths is a national catalyst for discovery, empowerment and promotion of music across all genres. While preserving and celebrating Canadian music through stories of songwriting and the unique journeys of artists who love what they do, Songsmiths inspires a new generation of music makers and music lovers.

You can listen to the Songsmiths podcast every Tuesday at 2:00pm on 101.5 UMFM, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and YouTube.



Ashley Bieniarz
Room 310 University Centre University of Manitoba Winnipeg MB Canada R3T2N2

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