Nova Scotia musicians win big at East Coast Music Week

Winners took home a range of awards including blues recording of the year, jazz recording of the year, aboriginal artist of the year and pop recording of the year.

Musicians take home awards for everything from the classical recording of the year to electronic recording

City Natives won Aboriginal artist of the year at the ECMAs. The band hails from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. (Bob Mersereau/CBC)

Nova Scotia musicians have been raking in the awards at this year's East Coast Music Week.

So far 14, East Coast Music Association awards have been handed out to Nova Scotia artists. 

Here's a list of the winners: 

Classical Composition of the Year 
Dinuk Wijeratne - Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems

Classical Recording of the Year 
Symphony Nova Scotia - The How And Why of Memory

Jazz Recording of the Year 
Jerry Granelli - What I Hear Now

Blues Recording of the Year 
John Campbelljohn - Chin Up

The Bucky Adams Memorial Award 
Chelsea Amber - Introducing Chelsea Amber

Dance Recording of the Year 
PINEO & LOEB - Soul Clap

Electronic Recording of the Year 
Ryan Hemsworth - Alone For the First Time

Aboriginal Artist of the Year 
City Natives – Voltron

Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year 
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy - One

Solo Recording of the Year 
Jenn Grant - Compostela

Fans' Choice Entertainer of the Year 
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Pop Recording of the Year - *TIE* 
Coyote - Proof of Life (based in Newfoundland and Labrador)
Christina Martin - It'll Be Alright

Loud Recording of the Year
Dumpster Mummy - Trenchfoot

Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year 
Quake Matthews - Rap Music

Not all the awards have been handed out yet, as the industry award winners will be announced later on Sunday.


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