Aboriginal artists nominated for Juno Awards
Nominees for Aboriginal album of the year include George Leach and Inez Jasper
The nominations for the 2014 Juno Awards were announced today.
Electronic group A Tribe Called Red earned two Juno nominations. The electronic group, comprised of DJ’s NDN, Bear Witness and DJ Shub, were nominated for Electronic Album of the Year and Breakthrough Group of the Year.
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Nominees for Aboriginal Album of the Year include Métis artist Amanda Rheaume, whose album Keep a Fire features a song about her grandfather and Ojibway great grandmother.
Desiree Dorion from Dauphin, Manitoba, is nominated for her country album titled Small Town Stories. Blues man George Leach earned a nomination for his album Surrender.
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, an Asian, indigenous and diasporic musical collective from Montreal, garnered a nod in the Alternative Album category.
Spearheaded by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the 43th annual Juno Awards will be held in Winnipeg on March 30 after a week of musical celebrations across the city.
Artists who released albums between Sept. 1, 2012, and Nov. 13, 2013, were eligible for nominations.