Free music workshops for youth at Aboriginal Music Week 2015
Singer/songwriter Logan Staats, traditional hand drum singers Oogimah Ikwewok, female emcee T-Rhyme, and rapper Mic Jordan will be at three of our four community celebrations delivering 60 minute workshops about their music along with their experience as Indigenous folks in the music industry for any and all youth who are interested.
The workshops are set for August 20, 21, and 22 and will run each afternoon during their respective concert.
Thursday, August 20
The Turtle Island Block Party
In the front room at the Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre, 510 King Street
2:00PM: Logan Staats (rock/roots)
3:00PM: T-Rhyme (hip hop)
Community partner: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.
Friday, August 21
AMW Stage presented by Rhythm 104.7FM at Austin Street Festival
In a 10x10 tent on Austin Street, between Euclid Street & Selkirk Avenue
1:00PM: Oogimah Ikwewok (traditional hand drum singers)
2:00PM: T-Rhyme (hip hop)
3:00PM: Logan Staats (rock/roots)
Community partner: North Point Douglas Women's Centre
Saturday, August 22
AMW Stage presented by TD at Picnic in the Park
In a 10x10 tent at St. John’s Park, Mountain Avenue & Main Street
2:00PM: Oogimah Ikwewok (traditional hand drum singers)
3:00PM: Mic Jordan (hip hop)
Community Partner: Picnic in the Park organizing committee
Logan Staats is a Mohawk singer/songwriter from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory who recently released his first solo album after picking up an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award in 2014 for the Best Rock CD with his former band.
Oogimah Ikwewok are traditional women hand drum singers who perform ceremonial, spiritual, round dance songs in Anishinaabemowin, Cree, Dakota, and Algonquin languages.
T-Rhyme is a lyricist from northern Saskatchewan who uses the spirit and sound of golden era hip hop to the shine a spotlight on the Native experience. Along with music, her artistry flows through her Beads, Rhymes & Life jewellery line.
Mic Jordan Music is Anishinaabe from the Turtle Mountain Reservation, where music heavily influenced his childhood. As a Hip Hop artist and speaker, Mic Jordan speaks about his passion for life and where he came from. In addition to his musical endeavors, Mic also travels to communities and universities speaking directly to youth by using his voice to address issues of alcoholism, suicide, and the negative effects of Native mascots.