Four Manitoba acts have landed six nominations for the 2010 Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA). The ISMAs are held annually in conjunction with the Indian Summer Festival, the largest Aboriginal festival in North America, which draws close to 70,000 visitors to the Summerfest Grounds on the western shore of Lake Michigan each year. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 11, 2010.
After picking up two ISMAs last year, rock outfit Eagle & Hawk’s “What If We Could” and “Dance” from its new release The Great Unknown, received nods this year in the Rock and Contemporary Modern Instrumental categories.
Singer/songwriter Yoza, aka Dennis Meeches, has a nod for the title track from his latest effort, Spirit Horse, in the Spiritual category.
Ashok’s “As Awaken” off Arbor Records release, Being of Enlightenment, landed a nomination in the Native American flute category.
MANITOBA NOMINEES – INDIAN SUMMER MUSIC AWARDS
Kimberley Dawn – "To See An Angel Cry" from Built That Way
Eagle & Hawk – "What If We Could" from The Great Unknown
Kimberley Dawn – "Built That Way" from Built That Way
CONTEMPORARY MODERN INSTRUMENTAL
Eagle & Hawk – “Dance" from The Great Unknown
Yoza – "Spirit Horse" from Spirit Horse
NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE
Ashok – "As Awaken" from Being of Enlightenment