The Forks will burst with the sounds of some of the most recognized entertainers in Indigenous music and television.
PRE-SHOW: 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (CT)
Emerging artists will take the stage prior to the live evening concert.
- Sebastian Gaskin
- Ryan D’Aoust with Nathan Halcrow & Daniel Koulack
CONCERT: 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (CT)
Grace Dove (host)
Grace Dove is an Indigenous actress who co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in the 2015 Oscar-winning film, The Revenant. She also appears in the thriller How It Ends alongside Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker and Theo James, and on APTN’s underEXPOSED. She recently wrapped up her first leading role in the feature film adaptation of Eden Robinson’s novel, Monkey Beach.
Daniel Roy (host)
A multi-instrumentalist, composer and award-winning singer-songwriter, Daniel Roy has been at the centre of Manitoba’s artistic community for over two decades. His skill and versatility allow him to work across all genres of music, and have made him the first choice for many artists and productions. He divides his time between album production and sound design for theatre (Cercle Molière, Prairie Theatre Exchange) and television (UNIS, Manito Media).
This critically acclaimed, Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter is a powerful force in the music industry. Sainte-Marie’s incisive honesty and intelligent compassion stand out in her recent album, Medicine Songs. Part rhythmic healing, part trumpeting wake-up cry, it is the soundtrack for a resistance.
In a career spanning five decades, this music legend has earned over 120 platinum, gold and silver records. The founding member of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, he is part of an exclusive list of artists who have topped the charts in two separate bands. His top-rated radio series, Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap, has millions of listeners. Bachman’s hard rock, no-holds-barred guitar sound is recognized worldwide.
The Jerry Cans
The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit. With a unique mix of traditional Inuit throat singing and roots-rock sung in Inuktitut, their high-energy performances have thrilled audiences in Australia, Scotland, Greenland, Cuba and Norway. They received two nominations and performed live at the 2018 JUNO Awards, and were recently profiled in Buzzfeed, The New Yorker and Today’s Parent.
The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers with DJ Dash
The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers are an award-winning dance group based out of Whitehorse. They focus on reclaiming their languages and traditional values through singing, drumming, dancing and storytelling. They have danced in Canada, the U.S., New Zealand, Taiwan, and at the Vancouver Olympics and the Pam Am Games. The group received the 2014 National Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Award and were nominated for an Indigenous Music Award for their first album called Reconstruct/Deconstruct, produced in collaboration with DJ Dash.
Andrina Turenne is a singer-songwriter and musician with proud Franco-Métis roots. She was part of JUNO Award-winning soul-pop group Chic Gamine, and has recorded seven albums. Turenne has toured throughout North America, South America, Europe and Australia and in recent years, has worked in theatre composition and live performance, all while carving out a solo career.