NCI Jam Contestants Announced

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After 91 submissions, including over 150 recorded songs, the 25 lucky amateur Aboriginal contestants for the 2006 NCI Jam have been announced. “We’re thrilled about the lineup this year,” says Dave McLeod, General Manager of NCI FM. “There’s definitely a fair representation of the Aboriginal communities in Manitoba.”

The 25 contestants are:
AJ Choken, Lake Manitoba
Alister Weenusk, Lynn Lake
Andrea Fosseneuve, Cranberry Portage
Andrew Colomb, Lynn Lake
Beverly Galvin, Keeseekoowenin
Carl Sanderson, Hodgson
Charity Caribou, Pukatawagon
Cheynna Gardner, Eagle Lake, Ontario
Dean McKay, Rolling River
Dean Parthenay, Ebb and Flow
Desiree Chippeway, Vogar
Gaitten Beaulieu, Winnipeg
Holly Young, Kinisota
Horace Cook, Pelican Rapids
Jerry Sereda, Selkirk
Jodie Sanderson, Pine Falls
Joshua Whitford, Selkirk
Julie Wilson, Winnipeg
Kerri McGillvary, Opaskwayak
Krista Rey, St. Claude
Kurt Raven-Hanslip, Lake Manitoba
Sean Ducharme, Grand Rapids
Sherri Shorting, Little Saskatchewan
Stewart Trout, Cross Lake
Waylon Moar, Little Black River

The annual talent contest is now in its 20th year and still going strong. “The Jam is a dream come true,” exclaims McLeod. “Sold out show, world class theatre and adoring fans... it highlights the power and connection that music has with Aboriginal people.”

The NCI Jam will be held at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg on Saturday, September 2, 2006. Along with performance by each of the 25 contestants, legends like Ray St. Germain and Clint Dutiaume will also take the stage.

The NCI Jam ALWAYS sells out, so be sure to get your tickets now. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

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