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August 17–19, 2012

Little Big Man Remix

Friday, August 17, 2012
12:00pm– 5:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Event run: August 10–18, 2012

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Friday, August 17, 2012
7:00pm– 8:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Event run: August 17–19, 2012

Sage Paul Fashion Show

Friday, August 17, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Sage Paul presents a showcase of new fashions designed specifically for Planet IndigenUS.

Event run: August 17, 2012

Trailblazers and Music Makers: Ali Fontaine and Susan Aglukark

Friday, August 17, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Emerging singer Ali Fontaine performs with trailblazer Susan Aglukark.

Event run: August 17, 2012

Arthur Renwick

Friday, August 17, 2012
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Accomplished artist and singer/songwriter Arthur Renwick performs his unique brand of blues and country.

Event run: August 17, 2012

Benny Walker

Friday, August 17, 2012
9:00pm– 9:30pm

Benny Walker performs his effortless blend of soul, blues, reggae and acoustic folk.

Event run: August 17, 2012

Robbie Robertson Tribute Show featuring Derek Miller and Special Guests

Friday, August 17, 2012
9:30pm–11:00pm

Celebrating not only the work of a great musician, this evening we will celebrate an innovator and icon in the Indigenous artistic community, paying homage to one of Canada's best songwriters – Robbie Robertson.

Event run: August 17, 2012

Winnipeg's Most

Friday, August 17, 2012
11:00pm– 2:00am

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award winners Winnipeg's Most headline an exciting evening of hip hop dance and music.

Event run: August 17, 2012

Little Big Man Remix

Saturday, August 18, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Event run: August 10–18, 2012

The Métis Fiddler Quartet

Saturday, August 18, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

The acclaimed Métis Fiddler Quartet performs traditional Canadian Métis and Native fiddle music.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Saturday, August 18, 2012
2:00pm– 3:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Event run: August 17–19, 2012

Amanda Rheaume

Saturday, August 18, 2012
2:30pm– 3:30pm

Métis singer/songwriter Amanda Rheaume performs.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Transjoik

Saturday, August 18, 2012
3:00pm– 4:30pm

Norway's Transjoik creates music that is exciting, vital, and powerful, using the human voice in a way you've never heard before.

Event run: August 18, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Robin Ranger

Saturday, August 18, 2012
4:00pm– 4:45pm

Fort William First Nation jazz artist Robin Ranger performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Emerging Talent Showcase - Ali Fontaine

Saturday, August 18, 2012
4:30pm– 5:15pm

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award-winning artist Ali Fontaine performs.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Aboriginal Recording of the Year - Juno Panel

Saturday, August 18, 2012
5:00pm– 6:30pm

A panel discussion reviewing the "Aboriginal Recording of the Year" Juno category by exploring questions surrounding Indigenous sound, culture, and categorization in music.

Event run: August 18, 2012

New Credit Showcase

Saturday, August 18, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community.

Event run: August 18–19, 2012

Music Workshop: Focus on the Experimental

Saturday, August 18, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

A music workshop featuring Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) musician Robin Ranger.

Event run: August 18, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring O-Jazz

Saturday, August 18, 2012
5:00pm– 5:45pm

Toronto's O-Jazz performs their electric trio version of jazz standards in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Fusion of Roots - Emerging Artist Line-up

Saturday, August 18, 2012
6:00pm– 7:45pm

Inspired by Six Nations artists, emerging youth bands including Mainline and Wes Martin fuse a new genre of roots, blues, and rock.

Event run: August 18, 2012

The Vocal Workshop - Transjoik and Tjupurru

Saturday, August 18, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Join Sami joiking band Transjoik and Didjeribone master Tjupurru as they explore the voice in all its forms.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Saturday, August 18, 2012
7:00pm– 8:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Event run: August 17–19, 2012

Fusion of Roots - Joel Johnson

Saturday, August 18, 2012
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Award-winning blues artist Joel Johnson’s music gives a nod to the sounds of the past, while forging forward with a youthful edge.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Fusion of Roots - Benny Walker

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00pm–10:00pm

Benny Walker stands at a crossroads of musical genres, blending many contemporary forms seamlessly to create a sound all his own.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Rhombus

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:30pm–11:00pm

New Zealand's Rhombus will get your soul and feet moving with their diverse sound of electronic dub, reggae, hip hop, funk, breaks and soul.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Red Hot Late Night - Tanya Tagaq with Celina Kalluk and Michael Red

Saturday, August 18, 2012
11:00pm– 1:30am

Nunavut-born singer Tanya Tagaq performs with Celina Kalluk and Michael Red.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Theatre Workshop - Dione Joseph and Michelle St. John

Sunday, August 19, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Dione Joseph and Michelle St. John present a theatre workshop.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Don Ross

Sunday, August 19, 2012
1:30pm– 2:00pm

Be inspired by the strong instrumental tunes of Don Ross, a finger-picking guitar champion fascinated by the possibility of playing several lines at once: melody, middle voices and bass line.

Event run: August 19, 2012 13&15

Tjupurru

Sunday, August 19, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Tjupurru mixes millennia of cultures, technologies and sounds to serve up and dish out his 21st century Didjetronica.

Event run: August 19, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring The Breaking Wind

Sunday, August 19, 2012
2:00pm– 2:45pm

With exciting drumming and vocal performances, young rock group Breaking Wind is a force to be reckoned with.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Don Ross

Sunday, August 19, 2012
3:00pm– 3:30pm

Be inspired by the strong instrumental tunes of Don Ross, a finger-picking guitar champion fascinated by the possibility of playing several lines at once: melody, middle voices and bass line.

Event run: August 19, 2012 13&15

New Credit Showcase

Sunday, August 19, 2012
3:00pm– 5:00pm

Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community.

Event run: August 18–19, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Rosary Spence

Sunday, August 19, 2012
4:00pm– 4:45pm

Rosary Spence, is a singer-songwriter and entrepreneur with a powerhouse of a voice, soulful indigenous styles and innovative spirit.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Fingerstyle Guitar & Rhythm Workshop

Sunday, August 19, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

This workshop and meet-and-greet following Don's performance will review Fingerstyle Guitar, the technique Don uses in his performance.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Nymphs, Masques and Madness

Sunday, August 19, 2012
4:00pm

Les Amusements de la Chambre perform glorious music from 17th-century Italy and England, interspersed with new music inspired by Baroque forms by Canadian composers. Thanks to Sonja & Michael Koerner.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Leela Gilday

Sunday, August 19, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

A captivating Dene singer-songwriter, Leela Gilday is a passionate, soulful performer who takes listeners on a journey through a musical world where freedom and joy balance sorrow and injustice.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Planet IndigenUS Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, August 19, 2012
5:00pm– 6:30pm

Join us as we reaffirm connections and bring this year's festival to a close.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Rhombus

Sunday, August 19, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

New Zealand's Rhombus will get your soul and feet moving with their diverse sound of electronic dub, reggae, hip hop, funk, breaks and soul.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Sunday, August 19, 2012
7:00pm– 8:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Event run: August 17–19, 2012

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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