Arbor Signs Susan Aglukark

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Winnipeg label Arbor Records has recently signed Susan Aglukark to its roster. Arbor will release Aglukark's latest album, Blood Red Earth, nationally on August 8. The album will be released in the U.S. in October 2006 via Allegro Corporation and will be available for worldwide downloads through IODA, an industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community.

A three-time Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter and Order of Canada recipient, Aglukark already has five albums to her credit. She is considered one of Canada's most unique artists and a leading voice in Canadian music, blending the Inuktitut and English languages with contemporary pop music arrangements. Aglukark has performed for numerous dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth, Prime Ministers Jean Chretien and Brian Mulroney, and Nelson Mandela. Aglukark is also well-known as a workshop facilitator and mentor in the Aboriginal community.

Arbor has been a leader in producing and distributing Aboriginal music throughout Canada and the U.S. since it was started in 1993. Founded by Juno-winnipg producer Brandon Friesen - who also owns 441 Studios - Arbor was recognized as one of Canada's Top Ten Most Influential Independent Record Labels by Applaud Magazine (November 2004). Arbor's growing catalog of 180 releases span many genres from the award winning hip-hop group Team Rezofficial, alternative Inuit rock artist Lucie Idlout, singer Wayne Lavallee, traditional a cappella trio Asani, pow wow champions Eyabay, Northern Wind and Bear Creek, and Juno winning acts Eagle & Hawk, Derek Miller, Chester Knight, and Mishi Donovan.

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