Today marks the launch of Musique nomade, a unique showcase for contemporary Aboriginal music. This interactive and innovative website includes online profiles of Aboriginal musicians, video clips, songs for downloading free of charge, photos, a concert calendar, music tips and information about the Aboriginal communities and nations in Quebec. You’ll also be able to write to your favourite musicians.
Musique nomade is a mobile service designed to meet the career development needs of First Nations professional and semi-professional musicians. It allows them to make professional sound recordings and videos to assist them in getting their music out to the public. Closely related to Wapikoni mobile, Musique nomade is a studio-on-wheels that began making its own road trips in July 2011. Thanks to the work of its team members, it has already visited seven First Nations communities in Quebec.
The musicians who take part in the activities of Musique nomade will benefit from advice given by acclaimed professional musicians. Richard Séguin, Samian, DJ Horg and Sakay Ottawa share their visions of their craft in a section of the website devoted to an online forum for musicians, a unique meeting place for the sharing of ideas to get careers off to a promising start.
You’ll be able to hear traditional Aboriginal music played with energy and style at Musique nomade. But it will showcase other genres as well, such as hip-hop, rock, electro, reggae, folk and pop, with lyrics ringing out in Atikamekw, Anishnabe (Algonquin) and Innu, among other languages. An eclectic menu for every taste!
Musique nomade is an original creation of La Maison des cultures nomades, developed in close collaboration with Wapikoni mobile. The website was designed by Montreal-based Absolunet, with funding from the Canada Interactive Fund (CIF) of Canadian Heritage.