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Five Aboriginal acts nominated for JUNO Awards

January 27, 2015

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq, Tomson Highway, Digging Roots, Leela Gilday, and Crystal Shawanda have earned nominations for the 2015 JUNO Awards. The announcement was made by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences at a press conference in Toronto on January 27.

Tagaq leads the charge for Aboriginal artists with nominations in the Alternative Album of the Year and Aboriginal Album of the Year categories. Her producer Jesse Zubot is also nominated for Producer of the Year for his work on Animism.

Highway, Digging Roots, Gilday, and Shawanda have albums in the running for the Aboriginal Album of the Year.

Alternative Album of the Year
  Tanya Tagaq, Animism

Producer of the Year
  Jesse Zubot for Animism

Aboriginal Album of the Year
  Crystal Shawanda, The Whole World's Got The Blues
  Digging Roots, For the Light
  Leela Gilday, Heart of the People
  Tanya Tagaq, Animism
  Tomson Highway, The (post) Mistress

The 2015 JUNO Award winners will be announced at two ceremonies in Hamilton, Ontario mid-March. The televised award show will air Sunday, March 15 on CTV and CTV GO from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre.

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Tanya Tagaq performs "Uja" and "Umingmak"

Crystal Shawanda performs "The Whole World's Got The Blues"

Digging Roots' music video for "For the Light"

Leela Gilday performs "Cold Wind"

Tomson Highway interview