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Aboriginal Canadian Singer Rose Beach Joins NARIA
Tokyo-based Aboriginal Canadian artist Rose Beach announced that she has been admitted as a member in the National Aboriginal Recording Industry Association. NARIA is a national Aboriginal association of professional Aboriginal music artists, associated music business people, and service providers.
Rose Beach, whose blend of folk music tale spinning, hip hop energy and pop sensibility she labels “fusion pop,” stands to set things to right on her CD Family Love by showing love in it's true light, as a force that is our life line.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and raised primarily in Saskatchewan by a strong, loving and musically inclined mother of Canadian aboriginal ancestry and a farmer stepfather with a love of country music, she had the dream of music early in life. "The world view that pumps through her music comes from her family and her native culture and is one where pain, abuse and oppression are countered by kindness and integrity and positive use of the force," noted music reviewer Mark Kirby.
When asked on how her mother's experiences influenced her music, she responded "My grandmother, my great-grandmother and their generation suffered atrocities. My mother experienced racism. Their experiences made me want the dream (of achievement) all the more. The native youth are strong survivors and we are proud of our ancestry and our ancestors' legacy. Always positively through negativity, which is the message of my CD, "Family Love.”
Starting in the underground streets of Vancouver and Tokyo, Rose Beach is rising into the musical mainstream in Japan where she has sold more than 50,000 records and performs weekly at many of Tokyo's famous clubs such as Club Asia, as well as corporate events for brand names ranging from Lush and Diesel to Asahi and Mac. "It's not often that a foreigner can rock the club scene in Japan, but that is what Canadian singer-songwriter Rose Beach is doing," noted the Hiragana Times.
In addition to her heavy independent CD sales, Rose Beach has been interviewed and received heavy airplay on Co-op Radio in her home base of Vancouver. She has also been interviewed and played on Inter-FM Radio in Tokyo.
Rose Beach is a member of the MusicDish Network, a complete artist development program, leveraging brand development, saturated and relationship marketing, digital distribution and industry outreach to support emerging artists' and bands' careers.
Earth" by Inuk singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark in stores now!
Blood Red Earth (2006)
Susan Aglukark's newest independent release, Blood Red Earth, is arguably her most personal and reflective album to date. Capturing stories from her ongoing travels to Northern and remote communities, and echoing people's hopes and expectations for a future that burns brightly, Blood Red Earth is a tribute to the power of one's own vision and voice.
Blood Red Earth hit the shelves August 22nd, 2006. It is available for purchase or order at most music stores (HMV, Sunrise, Sam's Club, Indigo, Costco, and many more!!). Coming soon - order online with Pay PalŪ at http://www.susanaglukark.com/
The first single, I Will Return is on the air now. Watch for the music video on CMT and call your local radio stations to request it!
Blood Red Earth was produced by Chad Irschick, and was recorded and mixed at Inception Sound Studios in Toronto.
After her last release, Big Feeling (EMI, 2003), which garnered her a Juno award and once again proved her staying power in the Canadian music industry, Susan Aglukark set out to carve her own path. Her newest album, Blood Red Earth, is an independent release containing some of her most intimate stories that resonate for listeners through both lyric and music. Susan speaks of Blood Red Earth as being a turning point. She was able to lay out all of her own ideas, work with other artists who could help her flesh them out into song, and let listeners know that she has something to say. Susan says this album is "like reaching that next level of liberation."
Susan's albums Arctic Rose, Christmas, This Child, Unsung Heroes and Big Feeling have sold over 400,000 copies in Canada to date. Blood Red Earth is already starting a stir and has received four Canadian Aboriginal Music Award nominations! Susan has her sights set on touring her new album and the continuation of her activist work. She says she never strays far from her roots or the people of Arctic Canada where she grew up; her ultimate message, "to learn to be yourself and believe in that person" reaches much further and touches all people everywhere.
To find out when you can catch Susan performing in your town, visit www.susanaglukark.com for her tour & concert calendar, and contact & booking information.
Susan loves to hear from her fans! To write to Susan or to join her fan club and receive quarterly updates on Susan's career, email fan email@example.com today!
Enter to win a copy of Blood Red Earth through Red WAY BC News. (Details below)
Media inquiries contact:
Nanci Malek, Publicist
p. (416) 516-4496
Flax Gold Records in cooperation with DGP is very proud to announce the release of the much awaited CD titled "Uncivilized" from Darren Geffre. This CD is being released into the Native American Market on August 18th. A special pre-release copy is available online now at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/geffre
Darren is kicking this CD off with a CD Release Party on August 15th, 2003 at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Albuqeruque, NM, with special guests: Bill Street Blues Band and Jake Miller. The show starts at 7 pm and is an all ages show. This is one party you won't want to miss!!
Peace and Love,
DGP - Darren Geffre Promotions
Visit Darren Geffre Online at http://www.nativesinger.com
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