The Indigenous Music Development Program at Manitoba Music to Host Five Local Artists for Special Performances via Facebook on May 10
Indigenous Music is celebrating Mothers Day with a special virtual concert on May 10. Mothers of Music will feature stellar local artists who are mothers and identify as First Nation, Metis, or Inuit performing from their homes.
Presented through the Indigenous Music Development Program (IMDP) at Manitoba Music, the show will include performances by contemporary hand drum artist Lisa Muswagon, folk singer/songwriter Nadia Burnstick, alternative pop songstress Sochei aka Sonia Eidse, JUNO-nominated country act Tracy Bone, and Violet Vopni of jazz/folk/pop act The Keen & The Kind.
Streamed live via Facebook, the event will offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of these working mothers in Manitoba as they share their songs and stories. Mothers of Music is also an opportunity to bring families and communities closer together on a day when physical distancing may feel even more challenging.
Mothers of Music is the latest project in a busy series of IMDP initiatives so far in 2020, including the 10th edition of the Indigenous Artists Residency, a showcase at Festival du Voyageur, and co-hosting the Indigenous Voices Showcase during Folk Alliance International in New Orleans.
The IMDP was launched in 2004 to help artists and music entrepreneurs that identify as First Nation, Metis, and Inuit develop sustainable careers in the music industry in Manitoba. The program delivers projects and services that respond to the needs of the industry as identified by a steering committee.