(Aboriginal Music Week)
Aboriginal Music Week's Warm Up Weekend is this Friday and Saturday night at The Pyramid Cabaret. Aboriginal Music Week brings artists from across Canada and the U.S. during the first week of November to Winnipeg. The Warm Up Weekend is intended to give audiences a taste of what they can expect to see and hear this year.
On Friday night SCENE presents George Leach and Burnt Project 1.
George Leach is one of Canada's foremost guitarists. According to his website, his sound is unique and distinctive, performed in a gritty, high-spirited blues style, and his fierce mastery of the guitar attracts respect from all walks of life. He has shared the stage with such talented and legendary artists as Bo Diddley, the late Jeff Healey, Great Big Sea, Tom Cochrane, and Robbie Robertson.
Opening for George is the Juno Award winning group Burnt Project 1. Burnt Project 1 was featured on the CBC special Red Road Music. Lead by Dave Boulanger, Burnt Project 1 combines African/ Middle Eastern/Latin beats, to 'big band' horn sections with funky/jazzy/bluesy sounds to create a distinctive style that defies you to sit still.
On Saturday night, the Electric Powwow brings their show to town. The Electric Pow Wow is a club party, anchored by four Native DJs who spin hip hop, dancehall, electronic, and self-produced mash-ups of pow wow and new music. This show is sponsored by Streetz-FM.
If you want to win tickets to see George Leach and Burnt Project 1, visit our Facebook page and tell us who your favourite Aboriginal musician is!
To get you in the mood for a weekend full of great performances, this is an excerpt from Red Road Music. It's Burnt Project 1 performing "Devil".