Manitoba-based Aboriginal artists earn WCMA nominations

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Tanya Tagaq, Vince Fontaine's Indian City, Jerry Sereda, and Daniel ROA have earned nominations for the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA). Tagaq, Fontaine, and Sereda are in the running for the Aboriginal Recording of the Year title, while ROA has a chance to win Francophone Recording of the Year and Producer of the Year (for his work with Norman Dugas).

The other Aboriginal artists nominated for WCMA this year include Murray Porter, Relik, and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson.

Porter and Relik earned nominations for Aboriginal Recording of the Year and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson is in the running for World Recording of the Year.

Porter's Songs Live & Life Played album also earned the JUNO Award winner a nomination in the Blues Recording of the Year category.

The winners will be announced at a gala award show in Regina on Sunday, September 30.

The awards gala is the pinnacle event of BreakOut West -- held September 27-30, 2012. The event features a conference and three-day music festival with 50 showcasing acts in addition to the awards show. BreakOut West presents an incredible opportunity for emerging and established artists to be a part of the western Canadian music community. Participating artists and other music professionals have the chance to meet key industry stakeholders creating the opportunity for a new wave of exciting industry developments from record deals to international tours.

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