Live Indigenous Music Picks: August 12-18, 2011


A little something for everyone this weekend from country, to folk, to hip-hop, to dubstep, to fiddle, to powwow.

1. Trout Music Festival August 12-14 - Don Amero, Marc Merilainen and Cris Derksen are part of the line-up at this year's fest in Ear Falls, Ontario. More info:

2. James Blood August 13 - James Blood with special guests J Rez and Nos Insidious at The Alex in Bratford, Ontario. More info:

3. Cowessess First Nation Powwow August 16-18 -  Host drum Buffalo Lodge and honorary host drum Crooked Lake Agency. Grand entry at 8pm at Cowessess Powwow, north of Broadview, Saskatchewan. More info:

4. 108: Ottawas Monthly Moombahton Party August 12 - DeeJay Shub and Bear Witness (both from A Tribe Called Red) provide dance floor power at Ritual Night Club, Ottawa. More info:

5. John Arcand Fiddle Fest August 12-24 - Fiddle music performances and workshops with the festival's namesake - "Métis Fiddle Master" John Arcand - and others in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. More info:

6. 55th Annual O-Sa-Wan Powwow August 13-14 - Host drum Strongheart Singers, grand entry at. 1:00 & 7:00 on Saturday, noon on Sunday in Peotone, Illinois. More info: