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MUSKRAT’S FEATURE ARTIST ZEEGWON SHILLING COMPETING IN CBC MUSIC’S TOYOTA SEARCHLIGHT TALENT 2021

MUSKRAT’S FEATURE ARTIST ZEEGWON SHILLING COMPETING IN CBC MUSIC’S TOYOTA SEARCHLIGHT TALENT 2021

 

Remember this kid? Zeegwon Shilling (Anishinaabe) is now 15 years old. He has entered an original song called “Get You” which he wrote and recorded for CBC Music’s Toyota Searchlight 2021 competition. Chii miigwetch (Big thanks) for all the support voting in the competition. Miigwetch to the many people who voted more than once. There are over 2500 entries. Even if he does not get in it’s pretty cool to just go for it!

“I’m super excited about the day I connect with Turtle Island’s amazing music industry,” stated Shilling from his home in Wasauksing First Nation.

Since the pandemic, Shilling has written 14 songs. As a community, we want to nurture his talent. Please take a listen, type in Zeegwon, and vote and share an awesome music mentorship opportunity!!! Voting ends Thursday, May 20 at 3 pm ET. One vote allowed every 24 hours

CLICK LINK BELOW TO VOTE:

www.cbc.ca/music/searchlight/zeegwon

 

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Erica Commanda

Born in Toronto, Erica Commanda (Algonquin/Ojibwe) grew up in the small community of Pikwakanagan. From there she moved across Canada living in Ottawa, Vancouver and now Toronto, working in the bar/hospitality industry, mastering the art of listening to stories from her regulars while slinging and spilling drinks (at them or to them). And now through a series of random decisions and events in life she is on a journey discovering and mastering her own knack for storytelling as a Staff Writer for MUSKRAT Magazine.

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