While Aboriginal Music Week is for all of Turtle Island, it does primarily feature artists based in Canada. This year's festival, however, made headlines in American newspaper USA Today.
It's great to see the festival get the coverage. The article is also great south-of-the-border exposure for the artists mentioned - A Tribe Called Red, Leela Gilday, Derek Miller and Cassidy Mann to name a few.
Kerry Dexter writes in Native music celebration in Canada: Aboriginal Music Week:
“Aboriginal people want to see Aboriginal artists perform all kinds of music,” says Alan Greyeyes, festival curator forAboriginal Music Week. He selects acts to appear at the festival to meet that need, but there’s another idea in mind too. “We really want to use the festival and the music to build bridges with other communities,” he adds. “And it’s working.”
Dexter also spoke with Leela Gilday:
“I have found Aboriginal artists to be some of the most boundary-breaking, original, and refreshing artists I have ever met,” says Gilday...
So true! Read the whole story, Native music celebration in Canada: Aboriginal Music Week on usatoday.com.