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Geronimo Inutiq, photo by Alan Greyeyes

sākihiwē music Thursdays, May episodes

By Alan Greyeyes | May 1, 2022

Tags: Andrina Turenne | Clint Dutiaume | Geronimo Inutiq | Kadanse | Riley Dutiaume | sakihiwe music Thursdays

Inuit soundscape composer Geronimo Inutiq, roots artist Andrina Turenne, Métis dance troupe Kadanse, and the legendary father and son duo Clint & Riley Dutiaume have video premieres for sākihiwē music Thursdays scheduled for release in May.

Each video will premiere on the sākihiwē festival's YouTube channel and Facebook page at 12:00 pm CDT with the first performance set for May 5.

This series was programmed by MJ Dandeneau and filmed by BNB Studios in Winnipeg at the Burton Cummings Theatre and the No Fun Club recording studio.

About Geronimo Inutiq
Geronimo Inutiq is an artist in electronic music production, deejaying, performance, film, video, digital images, and multimedia installation. Born in what was Frobisher Bay, NWT (now known as Iqaluit, Nunavut), Inutiq has performed his music in prestigious venues, and exhibited across the country in multiple multimedia installations.

About Andrina Turenne
Andrina Turenne is a Métis/Franco-Manitoban artist from St-Boniface, Manitoba. Her love of music ignited around the campfires she learned to sing around as a child, harmonising alongside family and friends. A singer, songwriter and musician, she has worked in the music industry for over 20 years.

About Kadanse
Kadanse brings together dancers, choreographers and creators who value and embrace French-Canadian and Métis music and jig, while endeavouring to present traditional repertoire from an innovative, creative and contemporary perspective. The members of Kadanse are committed to their roles as ambassadors of culture and  love to provide audiences with the opportunity to discover and rediscover this vibrant tradition of our heritage by offering lively shows filled with "joie de vivre"!

About Clint & Riley Dutiaume
When it comes to playing the fiddle, Clint Dutiaume is a master of his craft. Nine-time winner of the Manitoba Instrumentalist of the Year Award, Clint is also proficient on the guitar, bass, mandolin and drums. His number 1 son, Riley, is now engaged full-time in the music business. Riley is also busy writing and making song demos for his debut CD. They currently tour as a duo and with their full band show.

About sākihiwē music Thursday
ssākihiwē 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.