Four Manitoba Artists Land Native American Music Award Nods

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Four Aboriginal recording acts from Manitoba landed seven nominations at this year’s Native American Music Awards (NAMA). The NAMAs will be handed out in Niagara Falls, New York on October 7, 2011.

Country songstress Desiree Dorion picked up two nods for her debut recording, Soul Back Jack, including Best Country Recording and Best Female Artist. Dorion picked up a North American Indigenous Image Award for Outstanding Country Album earlier this year, as well as a nod from the Indian Summer Music Awards.

Singer/songwriter Don Amero also landed two nominations for his latest, The Long Way Home, including Best Folk Recording and Debut Artist of the Year. The album has already garnered several nominations this year, including four Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards and a Western Canadian Music Awards.

Musician/composer/producer, Vince Fontaine, who is perhaps best known for his award-winning rock outfit Eagle & Hawk, received two nominations for his recording Songs for Turtle Island, including Best Instrumental Recording and Best Producer.

Opera singer Rhonda Head is up for Best World Music Recording for her debut, Kayas. Head is also up for an Indian Summer Music Award in the Spiritual category.

For more information on the Native American Music Awards, please visit www.nativeamericanmusic.com.


2011 Native American Music Awards – Manitoba Nominees


BEST COUNTRY RECORDING
Desiree Dorion - Soul Back Jack

DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Don Amero – The Long Way Home

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Desiree Dorion – Soul Back Jack

BEST FOLK RECORDING
Don Amero – The Long Way Home

BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING
Vince Fontaine – Songs for Turtle Island

BEST PRODUCER
Vince Fontaine – Songs For Turtle Island

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
Rhonda Head – Kayas

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