AMp sessions

AMP Sessions is a series of live performance videos presented by Manitoba Music featuring new music from First Nation, Métis, and Inuit recording artists from Manitoba, filmed at Winnipeg's Bedside Studios. See all the videos at

William Prince is storytelling singer/songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps clichés to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he's spent on stage.
Winnipeg singer-songwriter Cassidy Mann has been writing for as long as she can remember, and at the age of 18, her lyrics are heartfelt and honest, telling tales of young love and lessons learnt.
After a solid decade as a side musician and collaborator, Ojibway jazz musician Chuck Copenace is stepping front and center. With a growing repertoire of original compositions and a 2016 album release set, Copenace plans to dedicate a good chunk of his touring schedule to concerts on First Nation reservations and Native American communities with the goal of encouraging Indigenous youth to take up and master instrumental music.
The Dee Erin Band is a Opaskwayak Cree Nation-based rock group that has racked up nominations at the Western Canadian Music Awards and Indigenous Music Awards for its debut album, entitled Broken Road. The group's lead single, "Away From Here", is climbing the charts at the National Aboriginal Music Countdown and is available for purchase on iTunes.
Leonard Sumner is an award-winning Anishinaabe MC from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation located in Interlake Region of Manitoba. He provides perspective from a voice often unheard and over-looked in the traditional music communities: truthful, insightful, and providing a new sound straight from 'the Rezzy'.
Ali Fontaine is an Anishinaabe singer/songwriter from Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. In 2011, she was named Best New Artist and earned the title for Best Country CD at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. Two years later, she picked up the Native America Music Award for Best County Recording.
With wins at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Native American Music Awards, and Indian Summer Music Awards, it's safe to say that Dauphin, Manitoba's Desiree Dorion knows how to craft quality country songs. Her latest release, entitled Small Town Stories, also earned Dorion nominations for the JUNO Awards and the Western Canadian Music Awards.