Indigenous Music Awards Brought Out the Stars

Indigenous Music Awards Brought Out the Stars

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

About Rhonda Head

Rhonda is from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. Rhonda is a Mezzo-Soprano Singer and has received 11 music nominations for the CDs that she has released to date.

Rhonda was communication officer for her reserve for 5 years and Editor for the local paper Natotawin. Rhonda enjoys interviewing the people who are involved in the pow-wow community and the music scene.

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