Free music workshops for youth in Winnipeg this August
Aboriginal Music Week is brining JUNO Award winning songwriter Leela Gilday and multiple award winning hip hop producer Stomp to Winnipeg for three days of youth workshops this summer and we're looking for hosts. The workshops will be completely free of charge for any community organizations that are interested in hosting sessions in their office or centre on August 19, 20, or 21.
The workshops are part of the festival's strategy to develop Aboriginal youth as an audience for live music and they have been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, through the Aboriginal Peoples Music Program.
Please contact Alan Greyeyes (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you run a youth program in Winnipeg and you're interested in hosting a workshop.
ABOUT LEELA'S WORKSHOPS
Leela's workshops will include a short demonstration of her music along with discussions about songwriting and performance. Youth will learn about the song structures that Leela favours, her approach to writing and editing songs, and the tricks she uses to engage audiences. Youth will be encouraged to ask questions and present songs for feedback.
Live performance by Leela Gilday
ABOUT STOMP'S WORKSHOPS
Stomp's workshops will include a short demonstration of his music along with a discussion about hip hop production. Youth will learn about the software being used by hip hop producers, the type of training that hip hop producers benefit from, the business of sampling music and selling beats, the basic of recording vocals, and tips on creating a finishing product (mixing and mastering). Youth will be encouraged to ask questions and present beats for feedback.
"All That I Know" by Winnipeg's Most, produced by Stomp
HOSTING A WORKSHOP
Please contact Alan Greyeyes (email@example.com) if you run a youth program in Winnipeg and you're interested in hosting a workshop. Stomp is available on August 19, 20, and 21. Leela is available on August 20 and 21 only. First come, first served, so please act fast.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
CONTRIBUTE TO ABORIGINAL MUSIC WEEK
We produce Aboriginal Music Week as volunteers because we love music and we want to support Aboriginal artists. But we need a little help.
Please consider making a contribution to our campaign on IndieGoGo.
Your contribution will help us pay artist fees, improve the presentation conditions at each concert, and purchase more advertising spots.
- $20: Your name listed on the aboriginalmusicweek.ca website.
- $30: A copy of the Aboriginal Music Week compilation CD.
- $65: An Aboriginal Music Week 2013 festival pass.
- $200: A booth (for seating) and six tickets for the Digging Roots concert.
- $201: A booth (for seating) and six tickets for the Derek Miller concert.
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