WINNIPEG — Local aboriginal musical artists and entrepreneurs will be connected with key industry pros from across Canada through new mentoring sessions.
Manitoba Music and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) have teamed up for Aboriginal Day Live Mentor Sessions from June 20-22.
The one-on-one meetings include representatives from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Six Shooter Records, MDM Recordings, Coalition Music, Arts Midwest, The Remix Project, and the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.
Manitoba Music says the sessions are the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at developing the export potential of aboriginal artists from Manitoba and the rest of the country and facilitate the connection with key industry players.
Reps will also take APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live concert and festivities at The Forks on June 20, including local acts Don Amero, Patti Kusturok, Federal Lights, and marijosée. Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal artist showcase will follow at the Pyramid Cabaret later that night, featuring Kelly Fraser, The Mosquitoz, Rescued by Dragonflyz, William Prince, and Chuck Copenace.
Tickets to the showcase are $10 at the door (opening at 9 p.m.) Showtime is at 10 p.m.