Planet IndigenUS

Exciting Planet IndigenUS Events Ahead!

It feels likes yesterday that we saw performances from Pacific Curls, Plex and Dallas Arcand on Plant IndigenUS’ opening night spectacle. Now, just a little over the half-way mark we get ready to draw the curtains on this remarkable ten-day festival celebrating Aboriginal culture. However, there are still many events to attend during the festival’s closing-weekend if you still want …

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Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards Nominees Abound at Planet IndigenUS!

The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) showcases the best in Aboriginal music in North America. Planet IndigenUS, the world’s biggest celebration of global contemporary Indigenous culture, is pleased to host many of the APCMA 2012 nominees at this year’s festival. The 2012 nominees have just been announced, and many of the nominees are still to perform at Planet IndigenUS: …

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Introducing Ali Fontaine

Our largest cultural festival, Planet IndigenUS is only a few days away! Our list of entertainment is bigger than ever and includes everything from artists to musicians to dancers and more. Our performers are all bringing something special and unique to the table this year and come from all kinds of diverse yet, quintessentially aboriginal backgrounds.

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Celebrities Flock to A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red made the Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre the place to be last night in Toronto. If you weren’t there, you were definitely square! Michelle Thrush, just off a movie set playing Benicio del Toro’s sister, looked fabulous as she mingled. Shoshona and Raven from Digging Roots strolled over from their WestJet Stage performance spectacular to take …

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Opening Night Spectacle Brings Home the Sizzle

Sometimes it’s just nice to recognize those behind-the-scene folk making all the fun happen for us at Planet IndigenUS. Jennifer Podemski, producer, and Victoria Vaughan, associate producer, of last night’s Opening Spectacle were all smiles as they should be when a job is well done.

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Hey Canada, Wab Kinew wouldn’t mind being “your man on the side”

For this “man on the side thing” to work, Canada, Wab Kinew has five things Canadians have to stop saying about his people. Go to www.harbourfrontcentre.com/planetindigenus to find out what these five things are. In the meantime, let’s stray back to the idea of Wab Kinew as “man on the side.”

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Planet IndigenUS – Kinnie Starr

Kinnie Starr is difficult to pindown. Her songs range from folk to hip hop to rock to pop. She’s a visual artist and poet. She’s tried her hand at acting, portraying the rise and fall of a Portland rock star in Down and Out with the Dolls. She’s also a producer and has been praised for her work on Digging …

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Plex and the Opening Spectacle

I just came off a movie set with Plex aka Doug Bedard. I played a love scene with Doug’s character, Tommy, as voyeur.

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Mongolian folk/punk ensemble Hanggai blend traditional with modern

The thing about Hanggai, for me, has always been the way that they confound expectations.

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Planet IndigenUS – OKA

OKA is coming to Planet IndigenUS to celebrate the rich and vibrant indigenous cultures of Australia. They exemplify the theme of this years festival, giving traditional aboriginal sounds new life by playing Dub, Electronica, Hip-hop, and Jazz inspired sounds with woodwinds, slide guitar, keyboard and an electrified didgeridoo. Originally buskers, the trio of Stu Boga Fergie (Didgeristu), Chris Lane and …

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