AMPLIFY on APTN Starring Indigenous Singer-Songwriters

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AMPLIFY is a new series starring Indigenous singer-songwriters that is set to premiere on APTN on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 5:00pm PT.

Amplify on APTN


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.

From Wolfwalker Productions and Wabung Anung Films, AMPLIFY is made up of 13 – 22 minute episodes and following the premiere, a new episode will air each week in English and separately in Ojibway. 


Cheryl L’Hirondelle
Lacey Hill
Melody McKiver
Nick Sherman

Tara Williamson
Leonard Sumner
Jason Burnstick
Ansley Simpson
Jennifer Kreisberg
Christa Couture

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.

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