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New partnership for Aboriginal Music Week, JUNO Award winner to headline

May 28, 2014

George Leach

Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) is excited to be partnering with the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre (Ma Mawi) on a free community celebration during Aboriginal Music Week 2014 (August 20 - 24).

The event will be held at the Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre in Winnipeg's North End on Thursday, August 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and JUNO Award winning blues rocker George Leach will be the concert headliner. A free BBQ and music workshops for youth are also planned for the celebration.

"Our partnership with Ma Mawi will give families in the north end a chance to walk to one of the biggest concerts that we have planned for Aboriginal Music Week this year,” says Alan Greyeyes, AMM chairperson. "I'm also excited to see how the kids at Tuttle Island react when they see George Leach perform. He spent a couple days doing workshops with them during our festival last year and I don't think they actually knew how great he is."

Aboriginal Music Week 2014 is set for August 20 - 24. It will include three big community celebrations, three outdoor concerts, two nightclub concerts, and two of the only networking events for the Aboriginal music community in Canada. The first group of performers will be announced on June 11, with the full festival lineup going public on June 25. 

About George Leach (Facebook | SoundCloud | Website)
George Leach is a JUNO Award winning blues and rock recording artist from the Stl'atl'imx Nation. He quickly became a fan favourite after the release of his debut album Just Where I'm At in 2000. His follow up album, Surrender, is the result of 13 years of living, learning, trial, error, falling and getting up, winning and losing, breaking up, making up, and writing through it all. The album’s 11 tracks offer ample proof that the time was well spent.