The Asham Stompers are a fun, high-energy jig and square dance group, whose mission is to recapture and preserve the history of the Métis people through the Red River Jig mixed with traditional square dance…
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The Asham Stompers are a fun, high-energy jig and square dance group, whose mission is to recapture and preserve the history of the Métis people through the Red River Jig mixed with traditional square dance routines now known as the Red River Dance.
Since they formed in 2002, the Asham Stompers have performed over 100 times per year. They have danced for audiences at the Winnipeg World Curling Championships, the Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, WI and at half-time shows for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. From Vancouver to Nova Scotia, their performances have received standing ovations.
Their unforgettable history is brought to life by an unforgettable performance.
Light on their feet, Sagkeeng’s Finest will grace the Stomperfest stage with their faststepping jigging routine which took Canada by storm this year, ultimately leading them to be crowned winners of Canada’s Got Talent. Hailing from the Sagkeeng First Nation, Vince O’Laney, 17, and brothers Brandon, 18, and Dallas Courchene, 17, all began dancing in their community only a few years ago.
While the young men had already been winning competitions and taking stages around the province, including performances at Asham Stomperfest, they formed the trio known as Sagkeeng’s Finest last year to participate in the largest national talent contest in Canadian television history. Their blend of traditional jigging blended artfully with modern, clogging and tap styles has created a unique and infectious style of upbeat dance.
After being cast in Winnipeg in September 2011, they participated in the live semifinals of the competition the following April against eleven other acts ranging from circus performers to beatboxers to opera singers. In their final performance, the trio danced to a mash-up of Raghav’s “Fire” and Metro Station’s “Shake It” with their fusion of styles.
Their intricate footwork and enthusiasm earned them the title of “Most Improved” as well as “Biggest Risk Taker” from the Canada’s Got Talent judges.
On May 14, 2012, Sagkeeng’s Finest was named the winner of the first-ever contest. They took home the grand prize of $100,000, a brand new Nissan GT-R, tickets for an allinclusive trip to the island of Tobago, a spot in CityTv’s New Year’s Bash and a chance to perform in a Las Vegas show.
Don Burnstick is a Cree from the Alexander First Nation located outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The youngest of 15 children, coupled with the fact of growing up on the reserve, taught Don a variety of means of defending himself, not the least of which became his use of humour.
Don’s young life was very violent. "I lived on the streets of Edmonton as an alcoholic and drug addict. In 1985, when I sobered up at 21, there were not too many 21 year old males that were alcohol and drug free so I just started asking to go and tell my story."
Winnipeg's own, Sierra Noble released her new full length album, “City of Ghosts” in the fall of 2016 in her prairie hometown.
After 2 years in New York City followed by 2 years in Nashville, “home is where the heart is” has never meant more to the local singer-songwriter who has moved back to her hometown to release her latest batch of songs.
Sierra Noble has been a well known part of the Canadian music scene since a very young age, beginning her touring career when she was only 14 years old as a solo Old-Time fiddle player. Her evolution as an artist brought her to trying her hand at singing and songwriting debuted by a song called “Possibility” which went on to be featured on television shows such as “One Tree Hill” and “Switched at Birth.” She credits that song to be what opened the door to her opening for international legends Bon Jovi, and Paul McCartney.
With the release of her first bran new music in five years, Michelle Wright once again shows why her expressive voice and her distinctive styles has earned her twenty-five Top Ten radio hits, more than forty major awards (Including her 2011 induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame) and sold millions of records.
Growing up in Merlin, Ontario, a small Canadian farming community near Chatham, Michelle heard the rhythm and blues and Motown hits coming out of Detroit, just forty-five mnutes away. But especially she heard the strains of country music since her parents were both country performers. "My earliest memories of music are singing in the car, or spending the weekend with my father after my parents separated and watching him put on a rhinestone-studded suit to perform in." As a young girl, she tagged along to countless shows. "We were never a family band, but I got a lot of inspiration and encouragement from my mother. That's where my love of country music really began."