Before young singer/songwriter Ali Fontaine finished her senior high school year, she had already produced a debut full length self-titled album of award winning, top charted original hit songs like “Runaway” and “Say it to me”. Ali’s debut self-titled album is “one solid record that displays a maturity that belies her 17 years. Her voice and songwriting come off as effortless, showing a poise that will have veteran performers envious and audiences swooning” (Manitoba SCENE). It was no surprise that Ali received “Best New Artist” and “Best Country CD” at the 2011 APCMA’s. Her initial success served as no distraction to her musical drive as young Ali released an anticipated second album titled “Diamond in the Rough”, June 2012.
Hailing from Sagkeeng First Nation, MB, Ali devoted her life to music at the early age of eight. It was during her early years of tearing up local talent competitions when she was discovered by manager Errol Ranville of C-Weed Band. Since then, rising star Ali has had the pleasure of guest performing with the WSO at the Indigenous Festival, Winnipeg, for Val Kilmer in New York at the World Indigenous Business Forum, and for Aboriginal communities across the Nation.
Ali Fontaine is currently a full-time University student at the University of Winnipeg and is currently working on new material to be released by the Summer of 2015!
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Manitoba Musicâ€(TM)s Aboriginal Music Program (AMP) will be distributing marketing materials for First Nation, MÃ©tis, and Inuit members at the 2015 Reservation Economic Summit trade show in Las Vegas, March 9-12, 2015.
The main goal of the trade show booth is to encourage Native American community leaders to book Aboriginal artists from Manitoba for live performances in their communities.
Please check the link below if you're interested in sending materials to the trade show.
Check the recap of our Market Builder visit to the SOCAN offices in Toronto.
It was pretty great!