August 26th, 2014 Last Updated on: August 26th, 2014
The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards takes place September 11 & 12, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. If you're not able to attend the event in person, the Aboriginal Peoples Televison Network (APTN) will be broadcasting live.
Here's video from some of the performers who will be at the event.
Supaman really needs no introduction! His Prayer Loop Song video went viral earlier this year after MTV Iggy choose Supaman as the artist of the week. He's nominated for Best Music Video and Best Rap / Hip Hop album
Nitanis “Kit” Largo is from the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation in Canada. Nitanis “Kit” Largo is one of the most distinctive voices of Native North America. In her words: “Singing, music, Pow-Wows and dancing has always been a part of my life. My father is a musician, my mother is a jingle dress dancer, and my parents would take us to Pow-Wows growing up.” She is nominated for Best Hand Drum Album.
Desiree Dorion is a country crooner and is nominated for Single of the Year and Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year. Here she is with a touching song dedicated to her daughter.
Inez Jasper is one of Canada’s top Aboriginal musicians, blending traditional native sounds with contemporary Pop music. She also might be the big winner as she is nominated for 5 categories! Best Album Cover Design, Best Music Video, Best Pop Album, Best Producer/Engineer, and Single of the Year.
Kasp of K.A.S.P. Entertainment stands for *K.eeping A.live S.tories for the P.eople* “Our purpose is to inspire and empower aboriginal children and youth by passing on the knowledge of our people through music and storytelling to our 7 Generations.” Kasp is nominated for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album and Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year.
Winnipeg Boyz duo is comprised of two emcees, Heatbag Records Artist Jon-C & Charlie Fettah. Before forming the partnership that is the Winnipeg Boyz, the two co-founders of the western Canadian super group “Winnipeg’s Most”. Jon-C & Charlie Fettah toured 28 dates across western Canada successfully , along with a interview in an article in McLean’s magazine “ Straight Outta Winnipeg”. They're nominated for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album and Best Group or Duo.
FEENIX (Shawn Bernard) is a true achiever. He grew up in the worst neighborhoods of Edmonton, Alberta and lost both his parents to drugs at a young age. He, himself, got into a life of drugs, gangs, crime and frequent incarcerations. Luckily he was able to turn his life around. He's nominated for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album.
Good luck to all the nominees! I'm sure it'll be a rocking show.
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