Lineup announced for Aboriginal Day Live in Edmonton – Edmonton Journal

Lineup announced for Aboriginal Day Live in Edmonton – Edmonton Journal

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May 13, 2015

Nathan Cunningham might sing with a country twang, but he’s been known to play around with hip-hop and R & B.

The Sucker Creek First Nation crooner says genre boundaries aren’t rigid back home, about 3½ hours north of Edmonton, on the west side of Lesser Slave Lake. He grew up surrounded by guitar-playing uncles and cousins. It was only a matter of time until he picked one up and experimented too.

Cunningham was on hand at Edmonton City Hall on Wednesday to perform as part of the announcement of the lineup next month at Louise McKinney Park for Aboriginal Day Live, a show hosted by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) for broadcast nationwide.

It’s the first time Alberta will host the event, and for Cunningham, it’s a chance to showcase local artists and the unseen creativity in the far-flung corners of the province.

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