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Aboriginal Musicians from Across Canada Converge on Manitoba for AMP Camp Residency Project

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Cassidy Mann (Photo: Joseph Visser Photography)

Eighteen Aboriginal musicians from across Canada will converge on Falcon Trails Resort for the Aboriginal Music Performers (AMP) Camp, which runs February 9-14, 2014. Hosted by Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts, the week-long residency gives emerging and mid-career Aboriginal recording artists an opportunity to develop their business skills and artistic abilities.

This will be the seventh edition of AMP Camp, which now runs every two years. Past participants -- including 2014 JUNO Award nominee Inez Jasper (who will participate again this year) and past JUNO nominees Don Amero, and Tracy Bone, and CBC’s The 8th Fire composer Cris Derksen -- have gone on to release acclaimed albums, receive multiple music awards and nominations, and make music their full-time job.

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AMP Camp 2014 participants announced

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AMP Camp participant photos

Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts are proud to announce that 20 Aboriginal artists from across Canada have been selected for the 2014 edition of the Aboriginal Music Performers Camp (AMP Camp). The week-long residency will include more than 50 hours of professional and artistic development sessions at the Falcon Trails Resort in Manitoba. The project begins on February 9th and ends on the 14th.

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Now Accepting Applications for AMP Camp 2014

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Manitoba Music is now accepting applications for the 2014 edition of Aboriginal Music Performers (AMP) Camp. Hosted by Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts, the week-long residency gives emerging and mid-career Aboriginal recording artists an opportunity to develop their business skills and artistic abilities. Running February 9-14, 2014 at Falcon Trails Resort, AMP Camp will invite 20 Canadian artists from the pool of applicants to participate.

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AMP Camp 2012 - the week in review

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The sixth installment of the Aboriginal Music Performers Camp (AMP Camp) is in the books. The week included discussions about festivals, music placements, marketing, touring, conferencing, and radio along with a number of workshops to help the participants improve their songwriting, musicianship, and performances skills. The participants made the trip to the Falcon Trails Resort from Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia and the instructors brought close to 300 years of music industry experience to the table.

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Aboriginal Musicians from Across Canada Converge on Manitoba for AMP Camp Residency Project

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Nineteen Aboriginal musicians from across Canada will converge on Falcon Trails Resort for this year's installment of the Aboriginal Music Program (AMP) Camp, which runs March 4-9, 2012. Hosted by Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts, the week-long residency gives emerging and mid-career Aboriginal recording artists an opportunity to develop their business skills and artistic abilities. 2012 will mark the sixth year for AMP Camp. Past participants, including JUNO Award nominee Tracy Bone, Canadian Folk Music Award winner Don Amero, and CBC’s The 8th Fire composer Cris Derksen, have gone on to release acclaimed albums, receive multiple music awards and nominations, and make music their full-time job.

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AMP Camp 2012 participants announced

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Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program is pleased to announce the list of invited artists for the 2012 edition of the Aboriginal Music Performers Camp (AMP Camp). A total of 42 strong applications were received, making the adjudication process both interesting and difficult.

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Let the Olympiad Begin

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The Vancouver 2010 Games has a series of music, culture and arts festivals planned for the next three years. The series is dubbed the Cultural Olympiad and it begins with a slate of 300 performances set for February 1 – March 21 of 2008.

The Wailin' Jennys will be participating in this year’s Olympiad. Their performance is set for February 9 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver.

Other notable acts for 2008 include Feist, Ron Sexsmith, Leela Gilday and Sal Ferreras (AMP Camp 2008 instructor).

Check the Cultural Olympiad website for more information:
www.vancouver2010.com/en/CultureEducation/CulturalOlympiad

Hoka!

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