SaskMusic is pleased to be presenting a virtual concert event in celebration of International Women's Day 2021, and with the generous support of The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR Canada)
Twenty-plus artists from around Saskatchewan will be showcased in the event, representing a variety of musical styles and artists both emerging and established. The concert will premiere simultaneously on SaskMusic’s YouTube and Facebook pages, and will remain available for viewing after the premiere.
In addition to its goals of introducing music lovers to more artists from the local music scene, and supporting female artists in particular, SaskMusic’s annual concert also serves as a charity fundraiser. This year, with the concerts being virtual and free, fans are encouraged to donate when possible to the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS), the member association for 23 agencies that provide intimate partner violence services across Saskatchewan, and/or to Unison Benevolent Fund, providing counselling & emergency relief services to the music community, including the Emergency Mental Health Relief Fund established during the pandemic.
International Women's Day (held annually on March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. The first IWD gathering was held in 1911, supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific. SaskMusic has also created the group Women in Music Saskatchewan, which aims to connect and support women working in music in our province.
- Allison Rae Strong, Prince Albert
- Andrea An, Saskatoon
- Cassandra Stinn, Saskatoon
- Cassidy Lambert, Warman
- Dara Schindelka , La Ronge
- Gypsy Moonbird, Battleford
- Munro & Patrick, Saskatoon
- Jordyn Pollard, Lloydminster
- Justine Sletten, Hazlet
- Kateryna Grace, Saskatoon
- Kylee Carver, Fillmore
- Liza Jayne Brown, Prince Albert
- Meghan Bowman, Guernsey
- MELODNA, Regina
- Micah Walbaum, Stoughton
- Nini Jegz, Regina
- Raven Reid, Saskatoon
- Sage Hunter, Clavet
- Rhonda Gallant-Morari, Saskatoon
- Theresa Sokyrka, Saskatoon
- Val Halla, Regina
- velours, Saskatoon
- Yvonne St.Germaine, Saskatoon
Additional show credits to:
- Andrea Menard, artist, writer, actor
- Belle Plaine, artist
- Megan Nash, artist
- Maria Fuller, conductor, pianist, trumpeter, vocal coach, composer and arranger
- Voiceover: Larissa Burnouf
- Video editing: Kevin Kyle
For more info, please contact Lorena Kelly, SaskMusic, toll-free in Sask, 1-800-347-0676.
#FACTORfundedWomensDay #IWD2021 Coordinated by SaskMusic 2021.