Bands Head To Toronto for Aboriginal Music Festival

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Manitoba Aboriginal artists are ready to show national audiences and industry the strength of the local music industry this week in Toronto. A delegation of 12 local solo artists and bands, will attend and showcase at the annual Canadian Aboriginal Festival (CANAB) at Toronto's Rogers Centre (SkyDome). CANAB, which runs November 24 to 26, features a daytime music festival called Music Café, trade show, and giant pow wow, as well as the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMA), for which Manitoba artists have received an eight nominations.

Groups Eagle & Hawk, Sierra Noble, Rayne Delaronde, Don Amero, Gerry McIvor, Highway 373, Dead Indians, Team Rezofficial, Little Hawk, Harv Settee Jr., and Meghan Meisters are all planning to attend and perform. Settee, Noble, and Eagle & Hawk are slated to perform at the CAMAs gala. MARIA’s Aboriginal Music Program will host the Manitoba Music Reception on November 25, with performances by several of this year’s nominees and other Manitoba artists.


Best Group or Duo
Eagle & Hawk – Life Is...

Best Rock Album
Eagle & Hawk – Life Is...
Highway 373 – No Limits

Best Album of the Year
Eagle & Hawk – Life Is...

Best Blues Album
Gerry McIvor – Old Friend

Best Country Album
Edward Gamblin – Cree Road

Best Rap or Hip-Hop Album
Rezofficial - Rezofficial Music Presents: Lakes Aqui-The Preview

Best Fiddle Album
Cliff Maytwayashing – Skiffle Fiddle
Harv Settee Jr. – Nanny’s Dream

Best Producer/Engineer
Chris Burke-Gaffney and Vince Fontaine – Life Is... by Eagle & Hawk

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