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Ziigwan Indigenous Music and Arts Competition: Full Artist and






TORONTO, March 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Have fun and honour springtime at Ziigwan (SEE-gwon), a free three-day Indigenous music and humanities pageant at Yonge-Dundas Sq., March 24 – 26, 2023.

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund and Downtown Yonge BIA, in collaboration with ELMNT FM Radio, Pink Music Rising, and Music Tourism, are happy to disclose the entire artist and vendor lineup for the pageant, that includes a few of the most outstanding and rising Indigenous artists, creators, and entrepreneurs.

BLACKIE & THE RODEO KINGS DJ SHUBNORTHERN CREE

JULIAN TAYLOR ⧫ DIGGING ROOTS ⧫ AYSANABEE

BOOGEY THE BEAT ⧫ TIA WOOD LOGAN STAATS

STATUS/NON-STATUS ⧫ SHAWNEE KISHBULLHORN SINGERS W/ SPECIAL GUEST

NOELLE ⧫ SEBASTIAN GASKIN ⧫ NIMKISH

YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE
MARCH 24 – 26, 2023

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Starting Friday at 4:30pm and persevering with all weekend, the next Indigenous distributors can be serving up meals, beadwork, clothes, and extra as a part of the pageant.

Sunday, March 26 is Household Day at Ziigwan, the place GoodMinds Indigenous Books will promote a wide range of books catered to kids and youth, and the Sturdy Water Singers will facilitate studying activations so kids and households can interact in significant conversations about Indigenous cultures.

Later that day, Elder Dr. Duke Redbird will be part of us to shut this necessary gathering in a great way, sharing his ideas on Ziigwan (springtime) and our collective journey towards reconciliation. Dr. Redbird is an Elder from the Saugeen First Nation and a celebrated Indigenous Visionary, mental, poet, broadcaster, and filmmaker.

Ziigwan, the Anishnaabemowin phrase for springtime, celebrates the therapeutic and studying energy of music and artwork, the rebirth of spring, and the collective awakening. The pageant goals to deliver individuals collectively in one of many metropolis’s most outstanding areas, collectively reemerging from the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This mission is being made potential and funded by the Authorities of Canada by way of the Federal Financial Growth Company for Southern Ontario.

PARTNER INFORMATION:

ABOUT THE GORD DOWNIE AND CHANIE WENJACK FUND: Impressed by Chanie’s story and Gord’s name to construct a greater Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund goals to construct cultural understanding and create a path towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Our purpose is to enhance the lives of Indigenous individuals by constructing consciousness, schooling, and connections between all peoples in Canada.

ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN YONGE BIA: The Downtown Yonge Enterprise Enchancment Space (DYBIA) is a catalyst for creating vibrant city experiences and occasions within the coronary heart of downtown Toronto. Representing greater than 2,000 companies and their staff, in addition to the broader group of residents, college students and guests, the DYBIA champions enticing public areas, well-liked occasions, security and cleanliness. It performs an energetic function each at avenue stage and in boardrooms, advocating for a thriving and numerous group of shops, eating places and providers.

ABOUT ELMNT FM RADIO: 106.5 ELMNT FM is Toronto’s solely Indigenous-owned radio station. Owned and operated by First Peoples Radio and launched in October 2018, 106.5 ELMNT FM performs the newest pop, hip-hop and R&B, whereas selling a few of the greatest First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists working immediately.

ABOUT RED MUSIC RISING: Launched in January 2020 in partnership with Dadan Sivunivut, Pink Music Rising is a holistic music firm. A full-service artist administration firm and report label, owned and managed solely by Indigenous people, with a mission to assist develop sturdy, sustainable, life-long careers for Indigenous artists and business professionals. Matt Maw (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) is Pink Music Rising’s Director & Lead Artist Supervisor. Matt brings over a decade of multi-faceted music business expertise to Pink Music Rising, together with a ardour for artist improvement and a mission to amplify Canada’s Indigenous expertise on the worldwide stage.

ABOUT MUSIC TOURISM: Specializing in music metropolis and music tourism business consultancy and enterprise improvement, Music Tourism is led by Chris Campbell, an creative, collaborative, and self-motivated music, leisure, and tourism business skilled with a long time of expertise in strategic planning, occasion acquisition and main occasion administration. We specialize within the creation and implementation of music metropolis and music tourism methods. Working collectively along with your business stakeholders we’ll maximize financial and socio-economic potential.

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