sākihiwē music Thursdays with the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers
The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers join us for a sākihiwē music Thursdays performance for audiences on Facebook and YouTube this month. The four-song video, which was filmed at the Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg by BNB Studios, will premiere at 12:00 pm CDT on Thursday, April 28.
About the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers
The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers were founded in 2004 by Sonny and Terri Delaronde in memory of the late Norman Chief, a Métis musician, singer, and entertainer. The group's primary purpose is to promote and develop community spirit through traditional style Métis music and dance. The team dances at fundraising events in Indigenous communities throughout Manitoba to further promote Métis culture and heritage.
About sākihiwē music Thursdays
sākihiwē music Thursdays was launched on February 2, 2021 with the financial help of the Safe at Home Manitoba program. The project takes recorded performances by Indigenous artists to Indigenous families both online and off.
Inuit throat singer Nikki Komaksiutiksak, country singer Desiree Dorion, the legendary C-Weed Band, mezzo-soprano opera singer Rhonda Head, singer/songwriter Billy Simard, fiddle master Patti Kusturok, and hip hop artist Mattmac entertained audiences in the first round of the project.
Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) acknowledges the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.