APTN series AMPLIFY to air Friday, September 11th

AMPLIFY
Original APTN Series starring Indigenous singer-songwriters to air Friday, Sept. 11th 

The seriesis set to air its first two episodes on APTN beginning on Friday, Sept. 11th at 8pm ET. The series is made up of 13 – 22 minute episodes and following the Sept 11th airdate, a new episode will air each week in English and separately in Ojibway. 

The premise of the anthology series is to invite an Indigenous songwriter to find a piece of inspiration (whether it be a book, art piece, belief, etc.) and write a song about it. Each episode is a platform for Indigenous songwriters and Indigenous knowledge keepers to share ideas about a specific topic close to them and create music out of it. Each episode ends with a music video of the song that was created based on the theme in the episode. 

The series is produced by Michelle St. John (Colonization Road) and Shane Belcourt (Red Rover) from Wolfwalker Productions and Jeremy Edwardes (Kaha:wi – the Cycle of Life) from Wabung Anung Film Co. AMPLIFY is created by Shane Belcourt and the executive producers are Jim Compton and R. Todd Ivey. 

RELEASE: 
English episodes air every Friday on APTN beginning on Friday, Sept. 11th, 2020.
Ojibway episodes air every Thursday on APTN beginning on Thursday, Sept. 10th, 2020. 

SERIES CREATOR:
Shane Belcourt

STARRING:
Cheryl L’Hirondelle
Lacey Hill
iskwē
Shawnee
Melody McKiver
Nick Sherman
Tara Williamson
Leonard Sumner
Jason Burnstick
Ansley Simpson
Jennifer Kreisberg
Christa Couture

Directors:
Zoe Leigh Hopkins
Jessica Lea Fleming
Adam Garnet Jones
Nadia McLaren
Michelle Derosier
Madison Thomas
JJ Neepin
Erica Marie Daniels
Michelle St. John
Shane Belcourt
 
SYNOPSIS:
 With a strong cast of Indigenous musicians, this new series is an exciting journey into the personal lives and inspirations of some of the country’s most innovative rising stars. Combining personal stories with Indigenous history and culture, each episode gives you an intimate look into their musical creation process.

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