May 20th, 2017 Last Updated on: May 20th, 2017
The Indigenous Music Awards which is part of Manitoahbee Festival in Winnipeg, MB were held at the Club Regent Event Centre on May 20, 2017, after a one-year hiatus.Fourteen awards were presented to the winners in their respected categories.
Fourteen awards were presented to the winners in their respected categories.The Indigenous stars of the music circle
The Indigenous stars of the music circle were in attendance from all over Canada and United States including New Zealand. The sold out show was treated to some of the best musical performances by Folk Singer Crista Couture, and hosts Kimberly
Dawn and Jerry Sereda also performed a country number.
The highlight of the evening was when Northern Cree was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. Lead Singer Steve Wood humbly accepted this award, and they broke into one of their famous round dance songs had the crowd on their feet.
The evening ended with Juno award winning Crystal Shawanda with her fast toe tapping music got the audience dancing in their seats. It was an exciting evening for Indigenous Musicians in Turtle Island.
Hand Drums where given to the Indigenous Music Award Winners.
Indigenous Music Award Winners
Best Blues Album – Cary Morin -Cradle to the Grave
Best country Album -Jade Turner – North Country
Best Folk Album – Logan Staats – Goodbye Goldia
Best Inuit, Indigenous Language or Francophone – Rhonda Head – Kisahkihitan
Best Instrumental – DJ Shub – PowwowStep
Beat Pop Album – Mariame – Bloom
Best Rap/Hip Hop Album – Joey Stylez – #greymagic
Best Rock Album – Kristi Lane Sinclair – Dark Matter
Best New Artist- Carson Gray – Carson Grey
Best Radio Single – Black & Grey – Pretty Little Nightmare
Best Music Video – District Avenue – Revival
Best Producer/Engineer- Derek Miller – Goodbye Goldia
Best International Indigenous Release – The Imbayakunas – Imbaya Full Flavour
Best Radio Station Program- Promoting Indigenous Music- Unreserved: Radio Indigenous
Lifetime Achievement Award – Northern Cree
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