Smoke Signal: Roundup of Media Coverage for Indigenous Artists and Music Companies in Manitoba

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Andrina Turenne
Brandi Vezina
Brenton David
Caid Jones
Desiree Dorion
Don Amero
Ila Barker
Jerry Sereda
William Prince

We're excited to introduce Smoke Signal, a new monthly roundup of recent music media coverage amplifying Indigenous artists and music companies in Manitoba! 

CBC Northern Manitoba Oji-Cree Rapper Mattmac Wins Canada's Walk Of Fame Emerging Artist Grand Prize l Mattmac

Winnipeg Free Press Garden Hill Rapper Mattmac Wins Emerging Musician Grand Prize l Mattmac

FYI News Blind Producer/Artist Mattmac Wins RBC WoF Emerging Artist Prize l Mattmac 

Cision Blind Music Producer And Recording Artist Mattmac, Stuns Selection Committee And Is Named Canada's Walk Of Fame Grand Prize Recipient Of Its 2022 RBC Emerging Musician Program l Mattmac

Winnipeg Free Press Songwriter Surfing Wave Of Emotion On Sophomore Album l Ila Barker

The Uniter THE BEST PART OF BREAKING UP - Ila Barker Sublimates Heartache Into Her Heroic First Full-Length l Ila Barker

Exclaim 8 Emerging Canadian Artists You Need to Hear in October 2022 l Ila Barker

BK On The Scene Winnipeg-based Anishinaabe Singer-Songwriter Ila Barker Releases Inspiring New Album Fool Under Water On October 28 l Ila Barker

Canadian Beats Media Don Amero Releases New Single, “Ain’t Too Late,” First Book & Canadian tour l Don Amero

Brandon Sun Amero Heading Back On The Road l Don Amero

CFWE FM Desiree Dorion | Desiree Dorion

City Of Guelph William Prince Showcases Masterful Songwriting At River Run Centre l William Prince

CTV News Regina Singer Jerry Sereda Talks Love For The Prairies l Jerry Sereda

Ottawa Life Jerry Sereda –  Backroad Therapy l Jerry Sereda

MooseJaw Today Indigenous Artist Gaining Recognition Through Country Music l Jerry Sereda 

Canadian Beats Five Questions With | Brandi Vezina

CBC Ojibway And Métis Musician Sets Off On Tour With Tim & The Glory Boys l Brenton David

Complex Indigenous Hip-Hop Is Entering A Golden Age l Caid Jones, Team Rezofficial, Wab Kinew

La Liberté Nuit Blanche Fait Vibrer Saint-Boniface l Andrina Turenne

Smoke Signal is published monthly. Have some media coverage of Indigenous artists or music companies in Manitoba that we’ve missed? Send a link to the online article to with "Smoke Signal" in the subject line for consideration.

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