Coast Salish multimedia hip-hop artist (and long time RPM podcast host and contributor) Ostwelve wrote and delivered some mighty words at the recent Hip Hop vs Harper event in Vancouver. #noEndbridge #noPipelines

Ever the intelligent, clever, perfectly biting provocateur, Ostwelve “dropped a couple verses I dropped a couple verses dedicated to Kinder Morgan and Enbridge and their loser friends.

Listener discretion is advised…course language and deadly flows

Check out this new video from Silver Jackson, entitled What A Day.

This tune is coming off of the Homeskillet Records label, and is a track that turns any cloudy day into a hopeful and promising one.

Something about the gorgeous skylines, the inextinguishable smiles of the happy children playing on the beach, and the sweet harmonies of the vocals make you want to smile to yourself.

It’s a heart-warming video. If you’re in need of a hug, watching this video and listening to the tune will suffice until you find the perfect victim for your newly recharged capacity to embrace someone. Enjoy.

Electric Powwow: Westcoast Potlatch Edition Weekend

The Electric Powwow hit the west coast with A Tribe Called Red on February 25th, 2012 as part of the Talking Stick Festival.

The ever-famous Electric Powwow headed by the DJ trio A Tribe Called Red made its debut in Vancouver  as a part of a very musical weekend. With the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards in town, Beat Nation opening at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Electric Powwow rolling through as part of the on-going Talking Stick Festival, the weekend of February 24th was an important time for Vancouver’s Indigenous music and arts scene.

Friday the 24th marked the opening of the Beat Nation exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery with the Fuse event that brought over 2000 visitors to the gallery to check out the new exhibit as well as musical performances by Silver Jackson, Skeena Reece, Vancouver legendary B-boy and artist Nelson “Dedos” Garcia, Raymond Boisjoly, Jackson Two Bears, A Tribe Called Red, and myself Ostwelve.

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Introducing: Dialogues Youth Vancouver
 By: Eugene Boulanger  | Photo: Dialogues | March 5, 2012 in News | Add Comment

Dialogues Youth Vancouver aims to promote sustained dialogue among First Nations, Urban Aboriginal and immigrant/non-Aboriginal youth. Three ways in which Dialogues Youth hopes to do this are by challenging and demystifying stereotypes, celebrating cultural differences, and exploring shared interests.
As a result of the Vancouver Dialogues Project, an initiative delivered by the City of Vancouver in partnership with 27 diverse community organizations comprising the project’s steering group, Dialogues Youth Vancouver has been developed as a community-led engagement initiative – driven by youth for youth. Using new technologies and various social media tools, the project hopes to engage a large audience of youth between the ages of 17 and 25.
The project’s developers intend to facilitate dialogue both online and offline. The purpose of using a web-based engagement campaign in concert with an offline strategy is so that feedback generated online might inform the topics, themes, speakers and outcomes of the offline engagements. The project is designing a series of dialogue sessions and a conference in June 2012 to address and challenge issues being faced by many youth today.
Read the full article here.

Introducing: Dialogues Youth Vancouver

Dialogues Youth Vancouver aims to promote sustained dialogue among First Nations, Urban Aboriginal and immigrant/non-Aboriginal youth. Three ways in which Dialogues Youth hopes to do this are by challenging and demystifying stereotypes, celebrating cultural differences, and exploring shared interests.

As a result of the Vancouver Dialogues Project, an initiative delivered by the City of Vancouver in partnership with 27 diverse community organizations comprising the project’s steering group, Dialogues Youth Vancouver has been developed as a community-led engagement initiative – driven by youth for youth. Using new technologies and various social media tools, the project hopes to engage a large audience of youth between the ages of 17 and 25.

The project’s developers intend to facilitate dialogue both online and offline. The purpose of using a web-based engagement campaign in concert with an offline strategy is so that feedback generated online might inform the topics, themes, speakers and outcomes of the offline engagements. The project is designing a series of dialogue sessions and a conference in June 2012 to address and challenge issues being faced by many youth today.

Read the full article here.