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Calgary group among Aboriginal Day Live headliners

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Compiled by Shari Narine







May 19, 2016. Ghostkeeper, from Calgary, are among the eight performers to headline APTN’s 10-year anniversary of Aboriginal Day Live. To be broadcast on June 25, the annual LIVE concert features award-winning, and on the rise, Aboriginal musicians and entertainers from across Canada and beyond. Live at The Forks in Winnipeg, returning co-hosts Tina Keeper, award-winning actor and star of the APTN hit show Cashing In, will co-host the main stage with Kyle Nobess, star of the APTN hit series Mohawk Girls. In 2015, more than one million people were reached by the live broadcast on APTN. Aboriginal Day Live is held annually since 2007 and is the largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day and the summer solstice in Canada and presented on the Saturday closest to June 21.

Original members Shane Ghostkeeper and Sarah Houle with drummer Eric Hamelin and bassist Ryan Bourne are the most recent arrangement the four-piece band Ghostkeeper. The band’s sound continues to evolve with current elements of ‘60s girl-group melodies and country royalty to indie rock, African pop and pow wow music. 
(Photo: aboriginaldaylive.ca)