The American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show will be held on Saturday November 2, 2019 at the Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave, San Francisco. Doors Open at 6pm, Show begins at 7pm. Advance tickets are $20 and $25 at the door. AIFF44 Awards event will celebrate: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Live Short and Best Animation. See 2019 Nominees
Opening honor song performed by All Nation Singers
Charlotte Qamaniq & Annie Aningmiuq - Inuit Throat singers
Charlotte is a national and international Inuit throat singer from Iglulik, Nunavut who now resides in Ottawa, Ontario. She performs in a band called Silla and Rise, throat singing in a contemporary blend with dance music. Their first album was nominated for a Juno award as well as a Indigenous Music Award. Their second album was just released world wide called Galactic Gala on October 5th. Charlotte has collaborated with other Canadian musicians such as IVA, Twin Flames, and Ooluu and has toured Europe doing traditional Inuit throat singing. For the past 15 years Charlotte has been sharing songs and her passion for her culture with the world.
Annie Aningmiuq grew up in Pangnirtung, Nunavut and grew up dreaming of learning to Katajjaq (throat sing), something that no one in her community knew how to do. It wasn’t until she became a teenager that Annie would find someone to teach her and her love of throat singing would evolve over the next 20 years. Annie has toured all over Germany, USA and Canada to perform with other artists on stage.
Born & Raised in East Oakland, and moved to Big Island as a young teen, MONI blends Soul/R&B/Electronic music fused with Reggae. Classically trained at UC Berkeley on scholarship funded by a non-profit called "The Young Musician's Program" during grade school, as well as growing up being surrounded by musicians at home. Moni has opened for Hirie, Anuhea, Kimie minor, kai’ikena Scanlan, Brett Bolinger of pepped, Scarub of The Living Legends, One-Be-Lo of Binary Star, Layzie Bone & The Mo Thugs Family, & KC & JoJo.
Kasey Nicholson comes from the A’aa’nii’nin (WhiteClay Nation) and Pikuni Nation. He also has bloodlines to the Arapaho, Crow, Cree and Alaskan Native Nations. Kasey has been providing laughs while headlining and featuring at casinos, conferences, colleges and community events for all types of crowds around Canada and the U.S. since 2010. Kasey was selected as a finalist to perform at the 2014 Red Nations Film Festival comedy competition at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, California where he finished Runner-up. Kasey has also been a finalist 4 years in the Montana’s Comedy Competition and in 2018, Kasey won Montana’s Funniest Comedian Competition. Kasey has also won the Missoula Homegrown Comedy Competition in May 2017. Kasey was also one of many select Native Comedians to be featured on First Nations Experience (FNX) Channel that showcased Native Comedy talent, which you can now watch on Amazon Prime Video. Kasey has also been nominated for Comedian of the Year in 2018 for the Native American Music Awards. Kasey is one of the rising Native Comedian stars and looks to only gain more popularity and opportunities. Kasey has a one of a kind performance and will surely entertain you with his humor and animated performance!
Sage Cornelius is a young and diverse musician from Topeka, Kansas whom effortlessly puts a unique mean spin on violin with ease. Sage’s playing style pays tribute to his years spent playing in symphonic orchestras as well as his roots as a bluegrass fiddle player. Whether it be in a chamber orchestra, busking solo on the street, or touring with head banging hard rock acts that perform on stages around the world, proud Topekan Sage demonstrates his skill to provide a diverse/one of a kind lively performance. Sage proudly represents the Dine, Oneida, Potawatomi, and Kickapoo tribes.
Closing Night party to follow.