Our AMP Sessions video series is back with a new one from Indian City, produced and directed by Chris Gaudry. Indian City was founded by Vince Fontaine in 2012 and features a talented lineup of award-winning artists and rising stars. The group's unique fusion of lyrics, music, and personalities captures the sound as a vibrant Indigenous culture. Based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba in the heart of Turtle Island, Indian City brings to life music that stretches across a colourful landscape by fusing Indigenous imagery with pop and alternative rock, drawing inspiration from the rich heritage of Indigenous spirit. The music group is a music community and collaboration that can range in size from 5 to 10 people on stage and consists of band leader Fontaine, lead singers Pamela Davis, Don Amero, Jay Bodner, and Jeremy Koz, vocalist/keyboards Neewa Mason, Atik Mason on bass, and Rich Reid on drums. Guest musicians include traditional pow wow singer Ray Coco Stevenson and trumpet players Chuck Copenance and Phil Collins. Indian City has three album releases to date Supernation (2012), Colors (2014), and Here and Now (2017).
AMP Sessions is a series of live performance videos presented by Manitoba Music featuring new music from First Nation, Métis, and Inuit recording artists from Manitoba, filmed at Winnipeg's Bedside Studios. Stay tuned for more videos in coming weeks from Jade Turner, Ila Barker, and Ashley Robertson at aboriginalmusic.ca/videos.