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

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Mitchell Makoons (Photo by Tyson Wagner)
Andrina Turenne
Ash and the Arsonists
Brandi Vezina
C-Weed Band
Cassidy Mann
Catie St.Germain
Desiree Dorion
Don Amero
Ethan Lyric
Ila Barker
Martin Desjarlais
Melody McKiver
Mitchell Makoons
Nelson Little
Rhonda Head
The Bloodshots
William Prince

Check out our latest roundup of recent music media coverage amplifying Indigenous artists and music companies in Manitoba. 

Winnipeg Free Press Juno Joy For Manitobans William Prince, James Ehnes | William Prince

Winnipeg Sun William Prince wins 2024 Juno for Contemporary Roots Album of Year l William Prince

CBC The Most Memorable Moments From The 2024 Juno Awards l William PrinceMattmac

CBC 2 Manitoba Artists Take Home Wins At 2024 Juno Awards l William Prince

CTV News Winnipeg Two Manitobans Collect Awards At The Junos l William Prince

ChrisD Winnipeg’s William Prince Picks Up Early JUNO Award Win l William Prince

Toronto Star Riding High Following A Career Year, William Prince Is Feeling ‘More Ambitious Than Ever’ l William Prince

Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba Artists, Record Labels Nominated For 11 Junos l William Prince

Global News Manitoba Artists Among Nominees For 2024 Juno Awards l William Prince

CBC Music Here Are All The 2024 Juno Nominees | William Prince, Zoon

CBC Music Juno Awards 2024: A Breakdown Of This Year's Nominees | William Prince

CityNews Oji-Cree Singer-Songwriter Nominated For 3 Junos | Desiree DorionWilliam PrinceDon AmeroAlan GreyeyesIndigenous Music

CityNews Oji-Cree Singer Songwriter Aysanabee Receives Three Juno Nominations And Will Be Taking His Talents To Winnipeg Before Awards | Desiree DorionWilliam PrinceDon AmeroAlan GreyeyesManitoba Music, Indigenous Music

Live In Limbo William Prince at Massey Hall | William Prince

Times Colonist William Prince Finding Joy in Collaboration | William Prince

Exclaim Mariposa Folk Festival Gets Bahamas, Bruce Cockburn, Maestro Fresh Wes for 2024 Edition | William PrinceMattmac

CBC News William Prince Shares Why Winnipeg Concert Felt Like A Homecoming | William Prince

Exclaim Five Must-See Acts at Mariposa Folk Festival 2024 l William Prince

Winnipeg Free Press Long May He Reign - William Prince Is Having A Moment And Sharing It With Fans At Stellar Show l William PrinceFONTINE

Winnipeg Free Press Time To Shine: Fontine Puts Spotlight On Indigenous Artists As Spotify Curator l FONTINEAndrina TurenneCassidy MannWilliam Prince

Winnipeg Free Press Lyric’s Words To Live By: Indie-folk Artist Messing Things Up Again — As Radio Takes Notice | Ethan LyricTalking StickBurnstickFONTINECatie St.Germain

Winnipeg Free Press Honouring ‘Elvis Of The North’: Musicians Gather At The Burt To Celebrate Trailblazing Indigenous Country-Rocker’s 75th Birthday | Ernest Monias, William PrinceC-Weed, Eagle and Hawk, Errol Ranville, Billy Joe Green, Delaney Monias and Blue Highway

Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba Musical Royalty Feted With Star Blanket At Burt: Songwriter Ernest Monias Celebrates 75th Birthday With Friends, Fans | Ernest Monias, Errol Ranville, C-Weed, Spirits Sands, Delaney Monias Singers 

Global News Homegrown Country Icon To Star In Winnipeg Birthday Party Fit For A King l Ernest Monias, C-WeedBilly Joe Green

Canadian Beats Mitchell Makoons - Five Questions With l Mitchell Makoons

Americana UK Mitchell Makoons “Courage” – Rocking Across The Plains Of Manitoba l Mitchell Makoons

Nagamag Mitchell Makoons – Courage | Rock music review l Mitchell Makoons

Indie Music Discovery Metis Roots Singer-Songwriter Mitchell Makoons Offers An Optimistic Song Of Resilience On “Courage l Mitchell Makoons

The Sound Cafe Métis Roots-Rock Singer-Songwriter Mitchell Makoons Shares Uplifting And Vibrant Single 'Courage' From Forthcoming Album l Mitchell Makoons

Megstack The Music We Share - Métis Musicians Brandi Vezina And Ashley Bieniarz Embrace Cultural Identity Through Music, Family, And Community l KWIATBrandi Vezina

Bad Gardening Advice Follow The Call l KWIAT 

Lefuturewave Follow The Call l KWIAT

Winnipeg Free Press Burnstick Reborn: Couple Experiments With New Sounds Following Birth Of Son | BurnstickJason BurnstickNadia Burnstick

Dropout Entertainment JUNO Nominated Indigenous Folk Duo, Burnstick, Announce Cinematic New Single, "Closer" Ahead Of Sophomore Album l Burnstick

Vancouver Island Free Daily Burnstick’s cinematic Folk Single ‘Closer’ A Moving Hit | Burnstick

Global News Manitoba Cree Recording Artist Rhonda Head Revels In Week At The Grammys l Rhonda Head

CBC Up To Speed With Faith Fundal l sākihiwē festival

CBC Unreserved These Indigenous Artists Are Putting Queer Love In The Spotlight | Melody McKiver

Winnipeg Free Press Merci à la météo! It Truly Is Cold Comfort For Festival Du Voyageur’s Organizers As Mercury Drops, Snow Falls | Andrina Turenne

La Liberté Le Festival du Voyageur Présente Sa Programmation 2024 l Andrina Turenne

Winnipeg Free Press Music Takes Its Toil - Warming Might Be Ready To Hibernate l Warming

Winnipeg Free Press Birth Of A Producer: Indie-pop Songwriter And Mother-to-be Hones Craft, Teaches Others, While Making New Album | Ila Barker, Veronica Blackhawk, Tinge

Witchpolice Radio WR872: Ash and the Arsonists l Ash and the Arsonists

CFNR Network Martin Desjarlais Talks New Single ‘Truck Driver Man’ And Musical Journey From Winnipeg To Terrace On Journeys With Morgyn Budden l Martin Desjarlais

Winnipeg Folk Festival Hush Fest: Mt. Joy, Band Of Horses, Lucinda Williams, Orville Peck Among Winnipeg Folk Festival Headliners Unveiled After Months Of Secrecy | Zoon

Exclaim Winnipeg Folk Festival Gets Mt. Joy, Orville Peck, Lucinda Williams For 2024 Edition l Zoon

Exclaim Five Must-See Acts At Winnipeg Folk Festival 2024 l Winnipeg Folk Festival, Zoon

Toronto Star Do The Junos Still Matter? We Spoke To Four First-Time Nominees About What The Awards Show Means Today l Zoon

Winnipeg Free Press A Reunion With The Most: Hip-hop Group’s First Show In More Than A Decade A Tribute To Late Member l Winnipeg's Most

CBC Hip-Hop Group Winnipeg's Most Reunites For 1st Concert In A Decade l Winnipeg's Most

Witchpolice Radio WR863: The Bloodshots l The Bloodshots

Portage Online Local Musicians Come Together To Just Make It Happen | Nelson Little, Thunderbird House

Canadian Beats Five Questions With | Nelson Little

PembinaValley Tracy Bone Returns To Made In Manitoba As She Begins Releasing New Music l Tracy Bone

Winnipeg Free Press Snow Or No, Festival du Voyageur Set To Go | Pow Wow 101, Winston Wuttunee


Remembering Cayden (Caid Jones) Carfrae 

Sending so much love out to Cayden's family, friends, and his music communities. He's been such a force for good, a deep talent, and a dedicated community builder with such an inspiring energy and outlook. We're grateful to have worked with him on a video project a couple of years ago where he shared his thoughtful outlook and ethos as well as his music. Please consider supporting his family through their GoFundMe as they navigate this terrible grief.

Winnipeg Free Press Local Hip-hop Artist Made Impact Beyond Stage

Watch "Remembering Cayden Carfrae" via YouTube


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