Another week, another great line-up of Manitoba songs in the Prairie Playlist! Listen to Up To Speed every weekday between 3 and 3:30 p.m. for Ismaila Alfa's pics and hear them all on SCENE On Airevery Saturday at 5 p.m., CBC Radio One. Here are this week's tunes...
Manitoba artists won 13 awards at the 2011 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg, including four at the nationally-televised gala at the MTS Centre on November 4. Local acts also picked up eight awards at an industry event on November 3.
Winnipeg’s Most was the big winner at the sixth annual APCMAs, sweeping all of their categories and doubling their 2010 APCMA results with a total of six awards. The rap outfit won for Best Group or Duo, Best Rap/Hip Hop CD, Best Producer/Engineer, Best Album Cover Design, and Best Music Video, and Single of the Year.
Newcomer Ali Fontaine was a double winner at her first APCMA, picking up Best New Artist and Best Country CD for her self-titled debut. She was also honoured with the award for Most Outstanding Manitoban at the Manito Ahbee kickoff event on November 2.
Manitoba artists picked up eight awards at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards’ first night, aka the Ohshkii Awards Night. Hardware was handed out on November 3 in the Grand Ballroom at For Garry Place, hosted by Lisa Meeches and Ray St. Germain. Winnipeg’s Most dominated the night, taking four awards including Best Group or Duo, Best Producer/Engineer, Best Album Cover Design, and Best Music Video for “All That I Know.” Eagle & Hawk front man Vince Fontaine continued his winning streak for his solo effort, Songs for Turtle Island, which won for Best Instrumental CD. Other winners from the first night of awards included Little Hawk for Best Folk/Acoustic CD, Bruthers of Different Muthers for Best Rock CD, and Mark Morrisseau for Best Fiddle CD.