Burnt Finally Gets Its Awards

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Local genre-smashers Burnt will be on hand at Platinum/Gold Studios for a special presentation of two Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards on December 18.

The group received awards for its debut album Project 1 – The Avenue - which was released on Winnipeg’s Sunshine Records - for Best Rock Album and Best Album Design last month but were unable to attend the awards gala in Toronto due to a hectic touring schedule.

Burnt, which features up to 11 members, is a dynamic group that defies categories by blending blues, jazz, rock, funk, and traditional First Nations influences into a whirlpool of unique neo-urban musical expression. The band was a crowd favourite at last year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival, and has been winning over audience wherever it performs.

Manitoba had a record number of nominees at the 2003 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, including Kimberley Dawn, White Fish Bay Singers, Mitch Daigneault, Edward Gamblin, Eagle & Hawk, and Ray St. Germain. In addition to Burnt’s two awards, Mitch Daidneault won Best Country Album for his release Keep On Believing, and White Fish Bay Singers won Best Traditional Album Historical for Anishinaabe Meenigoziwin. The awards presentation will be followed by a reception and performance by Burnt.

Burnt will be performing later in the evening of December 18 at the Pyramid Cabaret.

For more information, please visit www.sunshinerecords.com .

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