Manitoba Music’s Indigenous Music Development Program (IMDP) is launching a new video series called Talking Stick. The pilot project features live performances of original new music by artists that identify as First Nation, Metis, or Inuit along with on-camera mini interviews.
Up-and-coming rock band Eternal Now will bring its signature bluesy feel, catchy hooks and harmonies to Talking Stick on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21 2019. Stay tuned for an EP this summer.
Talking Stick shines a spotlight on emerging artists and new music from the local Indigenous music community. It also offers the artists a chance to add professional-filmed videos to their own marketing toolkits, which can be critical for career advancement and accessing new markets in a business that relies on exceptional live video more than ever.
Produced with Kejic Productions, a Winnipeg-based company owned and operated by Cree/Ojibway producer and director Erica Daniels, Talking Stick was filmed at Urban Shaman in the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District.
IMDP was launched in 2004 to help First Nation and Metis peoples and Inuit develop sustainable careers in the music industry. The program delivers projects and services that respond to the needs of the industry as identified by a steering committee. IMDP is supported by the Province of Manitoba and Manitoba Film & Music, and FACTOR through the financial support of the Government of Canada and Canada's private radio broadcasters.