Aboriginal Music And Arts Festival Underway

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 at 15:41



Today marks the official start of the Aboriginal Music and Arts Festival in Prince Albert.


Performers from across the country are slowly beginning to arrive for a number of special events that are planned.


Event Coordinator Patricia Crowe says the event will feature a veritable “who’s who” of the First Nations and Metis music scene.


Crowe adds part of the purpose of this week is to reach out to emerging Aboriginal artists, while showcasing established talent.


The show kicks off tonight with the “Two Story Cafe” at the Art Gallery and Arts Centre.


Northern singer John J. Cook and accomplished actor Erroll Kinistino spoke to high schools students in Prince Albert earlier today.


The pair talked about the amount of dedication, sacrifice and responsibility it takes to become established artists.


Cook told the kids about his roots in Southend and Reindeer Lake, and the time he spent in business before finally becoming a singer.


Today’s presentation is one of many talks being given to students as part of this week’s national Aboriginal showcase.