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The Aboriginal Music Week 2013 Festival Sampler is here

June 21, 2013

Leonard Sumner

Leonard Sumner, Wanbdi, Digging Roots, C-Weed Band, DJ Javier Estrada, Leela Gilday and eight other outstanding artists have provided music for the 2013 edition of the Aboriginal Music Week Festival Sampler. The CD, officially released on June 21, is being given away for free across the continent in an effort to build audiences for the artists ahead of their performances at the fifth annual event.

"We'll be mailing copies of the CD to Aboriginal and Native American radio stations in the next couple of weeks," says festival chairperson Alan Greyeyes. "Each station will receive multiple copies so they can add the music to their playlists and give away the rest to listeners."

The rest of the CDs will be mailed directly to First Nations and Aboriginal organizations in Manitoba and given away at promotional events for the festival (we'll also be running some contests online, so stay tuned for details).

Festival Sampler CD cover

Aboriginal Music Week 2013 Festival Sampler
1. Leonard Sumner feat. Wab Kinew: They Say
2. Digging Roots: Spring to Come
3. Kim Erickson: Girl Thing
4. Nick Sherman: Winterdark
5. Wanbdi: Bones
6. Stomp feat. Tomislav: She Loves Me
7. DJ Javier Estrada: Low Drumz
8. Leela Gilday: Jimmy
9. Arthur Renwick: Hell’s Gate Train
10. Ghostkeeper: Walking a Hundred
11. Kristi Lane Sinclair: Sellotape
12. Indian City: Supernation
13. C-Weed Band: Your Song
14. The D’Aoust Brothers: Music Man

Artwork from the liner notes:

Liner notes - Digging Roots

Liner notes - Nick Sherman

Liner notes - Leonard Sumner

Liner notes - Leela Gilday

In Canada, tune in to NCI FM (Manitoba, province-wide), Streetz FM (Winnipeg), Norway House Communications Inc (Norway House Cree Nation), Country Rock Radio (Peguis First Nation), NCN Cree FM (Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation), Rez Radio (Long Plain First Nation), Wolf FM (Sagkeeng First Nation), Sandy Bay Radio (Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation), ReZ91 (Parry Sound), Aboriginal CKCU (Ottawa), The Eagle (Kettle Point), CFGI 102.7 (Georgia Island), CKRZ FM (Ohsweken), Wawatay Radio Network (Sioux Lookout, Timmins), CHFN 100.1 FM (Cape Croker), CHUO FM (Ottawa), Aboriginal Voices Radio Network (Toronto), Nish Vibes on 88.3 FM CJIQ (Kitchener), CKZY FM (Lac Seul), Kahnawake Keeps it Country Station (Kahnawake), CKRK - K103 FM (Kahnawake), CKWE 103.9 (Maniwaki), SOCAM (Wendake), MBC Radio (La Ronge, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Regina, Yorkton), CHON-FM (Whitehorse), CKLB Radio (Yellowknife), CHLR 89.9 FM (Rigolet), Radio 99.9FM (Northern Labrador, Lake Melville region), CFWE Radio Network (Alberta, province-wide), CFNR Classic Rock (Terrace), Nation To Nation on CJSF Radio (Burnaby), and Native Waves Radio on CFUV 101.9 FM (Victoria) for your chance to win a copy of the festival sampler.

In the USA, tune in to Native America Calling (multiple states), KCNP Chickasaw Community Radio (central and southeastern Oklahoma), KILI Radio (South Dakota), WGWE 105.9fm (Seneca Nation territories), The Drum on KZUM (Lincoln), Cherokee Voices, Cherokee Sounds (Cherokee Nation territories), The Native American Speaks (Shawnee), CKON 97.3 FM (Akwesasne), KGLP 91.7 FM (Gallup), WOJB 88.9FM Community Radio (Hayward), Bay Native Circle on KPFA (Berkeley), and Kwatsan Radio (Winterhaven) for your chance to win a copy of the festival sampler.

Please email if you run a radio station or produce a Native radio show and would like free copies of the CD mailed to you.

Aboriginal Music Manitoba would like to acknowledge the Canada Council for the Arts for its financial support of the Aboriginal Music Week 2013 Festival Sampler.