Oogimah Ikwewok at Manitoba Music on Ice
Aboriginal Music Week will be one of eight festivals and presenters hosting free mini-concerts on Winnipeg's Assiniboine River during the Louis Riel Day weekend this month. The performances are set for Sunday, February 15 from 1 - 4 p.m. and will take place in warming huts along the Red River Mutual Trail.
Aboriginal Music Week is set to present the Oogimah Ikwewok singers at the Windcatcher hut alongside the Simon Christie Trio and Jess Reimer, who are being presented by the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and West End Cultural Centre, respectively.
1:00 PM Oogimah Ikwewok | Presented by Aboriginal Music Week
1:30 PM Simon Christie Trio | Presented by TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
2:00 PM Jess Reimer | Presened by West End Cultural Centre
2:30 PM Oogimah Ikwewok | Presented by Aboriginal Music Week
3:00 PM Simon Christie Trio | Presented by TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
3:30 PM Jess Reimer | Presened by West End Cultural Centre
The other hosts include the Festival du Voyageur, BreakOut West, Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, MEME Festival, and The Park Theatre.
The event, dubbed "Manitoba Music on Ice," is presented by The Forks and Manitoba Music and 2015 marks the third anniversary of the event.
Please visit manitobamusic.com for the full performance schedule.
About Oogimah Ikwewok
Oogimah Ikwewok is a group of traditional women. We value keeping our Culture alive through our music and songs. Our goal is to give back to the community through our gift of music, maintaining our languages.
Our singing group members are; Kelly Chinchilla, Sheryl Courchene, Cheryl Edwards, Crissy Paresian, April Slater, Kim Hotonomi and Andrea Redsky.
We sing ceremony, spiritual and round dance songs. 99% of our music is original compilations from our members. We have also been gifted songs by other singers in the community to use in our work. Some of these community members include Pete Paresian, David Boulanger, and Flyingdownthunder (Kevin Chief from Ottawa)
Our music includes the Anishinabemowin, Cree, Dakota and Algonquin languages. We will be recording a full length album in Winter 2014 with Tribal Spirit.