Manitoba at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

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Gerry McIvor is set to take the stage at the Gala Dinner for the 11th annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMA) on November 26 in Hamilton, Ontario. His performance will be one of four opportunities for industry professionals and festival-goers to take in the music being made by Manitoba Aboriginal artists in Hamilton over the weekend.

Don Amero is the next Manitoba act on deck and he’ll perform at the Hamilton Place Theatre during the main event on November 27. This will be followed by the Manitoba Aboriginal Artist Showcase in The Studio at Hamilton Place from 11pm – 12:30am, immediately after the award show. The showcase will begin with a set by Wasagamack-based rockers Lost Priority, and conclude with performances by Gerry McIvor, Wab Kinew, and Don Amero.

Wab Kinew is also scheduled to perform alongside fellow hip hop acts at the Redskin Magazine party in Hamilton’s Corktown Pub on November 27.

Manitoba acts nabbed nine nominations for the 2009 CAMA. Billy Joe Green is in the running for Best Blues Album, Gerry McIvor is up for Best Fiddle Album, Don Amero is nominated for Best Male Artist, Wab Kinew has a chance to take home a second trophy in the Best Rap or Hip-Hop Album category along with Best Rap or Hip-Hop Music Video, Ashock is up for Best Traditional Flute Album, Lost Priority is nominate for Best Album Cover Design, and Aboriginal Day Live and the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards are nominated for Best Television Program or Special Promoting Aboriginal Music.

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