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Feb
3
2016
Peg City Celebration - Local Urban Music
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LOCAL HIP-HOP AND R&B ARTISTS TEAM UP
TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN WINNIPEG
Peg City Celebration—An Event Dedicated to Supporting Local Urban Music

Winnipeg, MB, Feb. 1, 2016 – This Black History Month, on Feb. 20, Canadian Urban Television (CUT) is teaming up with Winnipeg artists Abstract Artform, NDU and Ingrid D. Johnson to promote local urban music and celebrate the incredible talent here in Winnipeg. The event, Peg City Celebration, will take place at the Pyramid Cabaret.

The event is opening with a traditional Indigenous drum song by The University of Manitoba Young Warriors, and features two local DJs—Bruce Lord and Young Zaire—as well as a local dance crew, West Coast Revolution.

All three main acts have been making music in Winnipeg for over five years, and they have deep roots in the local hip-hop and R&B scene. CUT is hoping to see Peg City Celebration become a recurring event that highlights local talent twice a year.

“Winnipeg has such amazing talent. That's why I'm honoured to be a part of the arts community here—contributing to and celebrating this side of our culture,” says Ingrid D. Johnson of Ingrid Johnson and the Funky Fresh Crew. “Many people think of Winnipeg as a ‘rock & roll city’, but we actually have a lot of urban music talent that people might be surprised to hear about.”

Peg City Celebration is looking to counter the perception that Winnipeg is only a rock city by showcasing some veteran urban musicians who continue to influence the next generation of local talent. Both Abstract Artform and NDU have produced instrumentals for up and coming artists.

“We are excited to perform at this venue and it’s amazing that everyone involved thought it was important to acknowledge the Treaty Land they’re celebrating on,” says Lionel Daniels, leader of The University of Manitoba Young Warriors drum group.

Doors will open at 8:00 p.m. with the opening drum group playing at 9:00 p.m. prior to the first main act of the night. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite or by RSVP on the Peg City Celebration Facebook page.

About Canadian Urban Television:
Canadian Urban Television (canadianurbantelevision.com) is a Winnipeg-based upstart website devoted to celebrating and promoting Canadian urban culture—from music to artwork to technology. With connections to local artists in cities across Canada, part of its purpose is to collaborate with local musicians to create events that reach out to Canada’s urban communities.


For artist interviews or more information, please contact:
David Koroma
Communications, Canadian Urban Television
Phone: 204-292-8992
E-mail: pegcitycelebration@gmail.com