AMP Camp 2014 participants announced

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Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts are proud to announce that 20 Aboriginal artists from across Canada have been selected for the 2014 edition of the Aboriginal Music Performers Camp (AMP Camp). The week-long residency will include more than 50 hours of professional and artistic development sessions at the Falcon Trails Resort in Manitoba. The project begins on February 9th and ends on the 14th.

The participants were selected by a jury of industry professionals based on the artistic ability demonstrated in their recordings and the dedication to a career in music that they demonstrated in their written materials.

The participants:
Ali Fontaine (MB)
Bonnie Couchie (ON)
Brad Bellegarde (SK)
Brendt Diabo (QC)
Candace Curr (BC)
Cassidy Mann (MB)
Crystal Schooner (BC)
Gillian Thomson (BC)
Inez Jasper (BC)
Jason Ross (MB)
Leonard Sumner (MB)
Malcolm Campbell (MB)
Matthew Miller (ON)
Melody McKiver (ON)
Miranda Currie (NT)
Nick Sherman (ON)
Robert Thomson (BC)
Shane Bellegarde (SK)
Shy-Anne Hovorka (ON)
Tara Williamson (ON)

2014 will mark the seventh year for AMP Camp. Past participants, including JUNO Award nominee Tracy Bone, Canadian Folk Music Award winner Don Amero, and CBC’s The 8th Fire composer Cris Derksen, have gone on to release acclaimed albums, receive multiple music awards and nominations, and make music their full-time job.

AMP Camp is an initiative of Manitoba Music's Aboriginal Music Program (AMP), which was launched in 2004 to assist people in the Aboriginal community in Manitoba to develop sustainable careers in music by connecting them with opportunities within Manitoba Music and beyond.

Manitoba Music would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, Manitoba Culture, Heritage & Tourism, Manitoba Film & Music, and the Manitoba Arts Council.


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