The Mix: Ep 27Year: 2014 Country: Canada 1. Shawn Mousseau - a fiddler from the Lake Manitoba First Nation, he plays a very danceable style that draws on a number of influences, including old time Metis and Texas Swing. 2. Leela Gilday - a Juno award-winning songwriter with outstanding vocal ability. Leela and her band decided to say farewell to Vancouver with a warm spring concert before a very appreciative audience. 3. Billy Walker studied film at the Enowkin Centre in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. His creative energy is substantial with a camera, or with a guitar in his hands, here at Penticton’s annual Peachfest.
The Mix Ep 30Year: Country: 1. We caught up with the traditional, Saskatchewan based fiddler Adam Daigneault at Metisfest, where he distinguished himself in that fiddle competition. 2. Kinnie Starr is an artist whose versatility and desire to explore shines through in every performance she engages in. We enjoyed her set at the Kinnie at the Komasket Festival . 3. Art Johns, from the Tagish First Nation in the Yukon, is a veteran country music singer who draws on the best traditions of storytelling in his music.
The Mix Ep 39Year: Country: 1. The Half Pints are a hot stepping group led by Brenda Lapointe. We caught up to them at the inaugural Metisfest in southwestern Manitoba. 2. Eagle and Hawk have been touring together for more than a dozen years and these guys chugged out a rockin’ set for us at the Gathering of Our People Festival in Moose Factory. 3. Kaiva is a Nunavut-based group that has taken hip hop and merged that with traditional Inuit drums and dance with outstanding results.
A hosted half-hour that celebrates the life and vibrancy of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis music and dance through intimate portraits shot at festivals from coast to coast to coast. Actors: Writers: Gregory Coyes Directors: Gregory Coyes