Indigenous music festival begins Friday in Toronto

 By Sam Laskaris  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Elaine Bomberry is hoping a new format proves to be successful for an Indigenous music festival. During the past two years, Bomberry, a member of Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario, had been hired to fill portions of 13 weekends with some Indigenous musical programming at Toronto’s Ontario Place. Bomberry often found the weekends were in competition with numerous other events being staged in Canada’s largest city, including a popular annual Caribbean festival and the IndyCar race events. This year, Bomberry, who lives in Vancouver, was brought on board as the musical curator to organize just one weekend of Indigenous music at Ontario Place. That three-day event, titled Indigenous Sounds Now, begins Friday, July 28, and continues until July 30. Since…

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