This month, Indigenous artists from Manitoba will highlight Spotify’s Indigenous music channel, courtesy of Winnipeg’s Boogey the Beat.
The popular streaming service invited Anishinabe DJ and producer to curate its channel for June, National Indigenous History Month. His 31-song selection includes songs from May’s album. cousinDJ Shab, Sebastian Gaskin, Handsome Tiger, Ira Barker, Winnipeg Most, and Leonard Sumner, all of whom launched their music careers in the state.
“I tried to bring in some people from Manitoba who are closer to home, especially Leonard Sumner. lesbian poetry Singer-songwriter. “If given the chance to shine a light on some of my favorite indigenous artists, I would be happy to do so,” she said.
“Spotify is a huge supporter of indigenous artists, to say nothing of[all]artists, and we share our music, we share our stories, we share a little bit of the culture we try to incorporate into our music. It provides a platform for
Spotify has set a 31-song limit for Boogie selections. Narrowing down his diverse musical tastes proved to be no easy task.His selection ranges from Barker’s Pop Songs of His 2023 vulnerable Received a rap from Polaris Award finalists Snotty Nose Les Kids.Boogie collaborated on this song cousin — and a folk-rock song from 1967 Circle game By Buffy St. Marie.
He started with a list of 200-300 songs.
“I could have stayed longer because there is thriving Indigenous talent across Canada,” he says. “We are on the main stage of the festival, we make great music and we are proud to be part of this community.”
Spotify has been criticized for offering performers and songwriters less royalties, but the access it gives emerging artists to its estimated more than 500 million subscribers worldwide is still worth it, Boogie said. says.
“We believe Spotify has provided us with a great platform to share our music, touring, selling our own merch and records, and making money off of it. ” he says. “It also helps with satellite radio reception, which definitely pays more per spin.”
Boogie the Beat grew up in Winnipeg’s Weston neighborhood as Les Boulangers and learned about Anisinabe traditions from a family from the Belens River Native Americans of Treaty No. 5 Territory on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg, about 360 kilometers north of Winnipeg city.
“I was lucky enough to be raised by my mother and aunts, who kept their language and their rituals,” he says. “When I was a kid, they took me to powwows and sweat lodges and ceremonies.
“I was fortunate enough to be raised by my mother and aunts. They kept their word and followed their rituals.”
He got his first experience with recording equipment and other tools of the modern DJ’s work at Tech Vock High School, eventually playing at events such as the Grippin’ Sage Concert at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on June 23rd. I was.
“This is essentially where I started making music,” he recalls of his Tec Voc days. “I took a class called Recording Technology. Please speak to Mr. S. He taught me the basics of music production.”
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Alan Small has held various roles as a free press journalist for over 22 years, most recently as a reporter for the Arts and Life section.
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