Rock outfit Segweh brought home a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) this weekend for its self-titled debut. The album earned the group the hardware in the Best Rock Recording category. The winners were announced on November 12 at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.
A relative newcomer to the music scene, Segweh also earned a nomination for Debut Duo or Group of the Year.
Manitoba recording acts landed a total of six nominations at the 12th annual celebration of Aboriginal music and culture. Eagle & Hawk received three nods for The Great Unknown, including Best Rock Recording, Songwriter of the Year, and Song/Single of the Year for “What If We Could.” Canadian Folk Music Award-winning artist, Don Amero, contributed to the multi-artist Colour of My Life album, which was up for Best Compilation Recording.
The NAMMYS feature a diverse group of over 125 nominees with origins as far as Alaska and Hawaii and New Zealand in 25 categories. The NAMMYS is a leading membership-based association composed of artists, music industry professionals, and other professionals dedicated to promoting and preserving Aboriginal music through the United States and around the world.
For more information on the Native American Music Awards, please visit www.nativeamericanmusic.com.