Manitoba Artists Land Three Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

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Manitoba artists picked up some hardware at this year’s Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in Toronto: Eagle & Hawk and Ray St. Germain brought home a combined three awards from the gala, which took place on November 28 at the Rogers Centre. The CAMAs, now celebrating their tenth year, are held in conjunction with the Canadian Aboriginal Festival, which ran November 28-30.

Rock outfit Eagle & Hawk won for Best Group or Duo and Best Rock Album for its album, Sirensong. These latest wins continue an impressive string of awards this year that includes four Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards last month, for Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year, Best Group or Duo, Best Songwriter, and Best Rock CD.

Country legend Ray St. Germain won for Best Aboriginal Music Radio Program Promoting Aboriginal Music for his NCI FM show, The Métis Hour.

Artists on Manitoba-based Aboriginal music label Arbor Records also did well at this year’s awards, including wins by rocker Stevie Salas for Best International Album and Derek Miller for Best Original Score in Aboriginal/Indigenous Theatre, Dance or Film/Video Production.

Several Manitoba acts were in Toronto for the festivities, performing at the Manitoba Aboriginal Artist Showcase on November 29, presented by Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program and hosted by Shaneen Robinson. Performers included Ray “Co Co” Stevenson, Angus Jourdain, Sierra Noble, Don Amero, Leanne Goose, Darren Lavallee, JC Campbell, and Tracy Bone. Other Manitobans in Toronto were rapper Wab Kinew, representatives from Arbor Records, and nominees St. Germain and Eagle & Hawk.

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