Eastern Manitoba Concert Association

About the Artists

EMCA invites you to enjoy an exciting and entertaining concert series. All concerts are at 7:30 P.M. in the Pinawa Community Centre. This year's lineup consists of the following seven performances.

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Rosie & the Riveters

Vintage Folk / Swing

Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Rosie & the Riveters

Three talented and sassy dames from Saskatoon perform uplifting folk music with a vintage 1940s flair! These spirited femmes can spin a slinky melody, roll out glinting harmonies, or hammer down a swinging beat. Their original songs feature sophisticated harmonies, body percussion, scintillating dance moves, humour, and just enough ooh-la-la to keep your toes tapping long after the show is over.

www.rosieandtheriveters.com

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Red Moon Road

Canadian Pop/Bluegrass

Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Red Moon Road

This energetic group has a richer sound than typical trios. They feature impeccable vocal harmonies, enhancing the unmistakable soulful voice of one of Canada s most talented singers. Two members share various percussion rhythms, and a guitar/bass combo, while the third plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ (often together). The show is equal parts polished songwriting, undeniable musicianship, compelling storytelling, and engaging showmanship. A perfect combination!

www.redmoonroad.com

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Janelle Nadeau Ensemble

A Prairie Christmas

Friday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Janelle Nadeau Ensemble

Join us for a captivating concert that evokes special memories, makes new ones, and reminds us what Christmas is all about. On the pedal harp and vocals, Manitoba s own Janelle Nadeau will be joined by world-renowned Celtic harpist and vocalist, Kim Robertson and master of medieval instruments, Joaquin Ayala. This concert will be an enchanting journey that honours the seasonís traditions and celebrates family.

www.janellenadeau.com

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Quartetto Gelato

Classical / Crossover

Friday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Quartetto Gelato

For 25 years, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide. Classical in training, eclectic by design, Quartetto Gelato not only thrills its audiences with multi-instrument mastery, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. Virtuosic showpieces, romantic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk show pieces, and a World Accordion Champion, this is Quartetto Gelato.

www.quartettogelato.ca

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Derina Harvey Band

Traditional / East Coast

Friday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Derina Harvey Band

Fearless front woman Derina Harvey leads this Alberta-based five piece Celtic whirlwind act. They offer an authentic east-coast experience with a fresh take on traditional tunes, as well as their own original jigs and reels. Their rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derinaís powerful voice. These transplanted Maritimers have earned a reputation with their high-energy live show, leaving many an audience out of breath!

www.derinaharvey.com

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Quinton Blair

Country

Friday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.

Quinton Blair

Quintons music is honest as a day spent on a tractor, and driven like Prairie snow. He is a self-ordained troubadour, tale-spinner and songwriter, named Manitoba Country Music Association s 2015 Roots Artist of the Year. His brand of diverse roots/country music casts a wide loop, and captivates audiences with witty stories and relatable songs. Get ready for some of the best honky tonk and soulful balladry north of Texas.

www.quintonblair.com

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Andino Suns

World

Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

Andino Suns

Regina s multi instrumental group Andino Suns formed to recreate the traditional Andean music of their childhood. They have been captivating audiences since 2009 with a resounding message of freedom, hope and love. Their music welcomes a universe where the spirit and sounds of the Andes are fused into modern Latin grooves and rhythms. They seamlessly meld together English and Spanish lyrics into anthems that translate into get on your feet songs.

www.andinosuns.com

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