OHSOTO’KINO is a new Indigenous programming initiative at Studio Bell in Calgary. It is focused on three elements: creation of new music in the National Music Centre’s recording studios, artist development through an in-depth music incubator program, and various exhibitions or performances. On July 29th there will be an evening showcase featuring this year’s participants, who have been working in country, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B.
Presenting as part of the showcase is Ojibway experimental jazz musician Chuck Copenace; Electric Religious, the project of Métis singer-songwriter and guitarist Brandon Baker; Cree pop-R&B singer-songwriter Melody McArthur; Nehiyaw-Dene and Métis spoken word/rap artist Zoey Pricelys Roy; and Cree country artist Jade Turner (member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation).
A few of the OHSOTO’KINO artists joined us in CKUA’s Calgary studio to talk about the incubator program and their own musical journey:
Jade Turner stopped by to chat with CKUA’s Erin Ross on Wednesday’s Thoroughfare.
On Thursday, Chuck Copenace joined CKUA’s Kate Stevens on her new show, The Upload.