Western Canadian Music Award Winners 2011
The awards were presented Sunday the 23rd of October
at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse. The Winners are:
INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING Five Alarm Funk
WORLD RECORDING OF THE YEAR Trio Bembe
ROOTS SOLO RECORDING Del Barber
ROOTS DUO/GROUP RECORDING The Wailin’ Jennys
BLUES RECORDING Little Miss Higgins
JAZZ RECORDING Night Crawlers with the Big Band Sound
CHILDRENS RECORDING The Kerplunks
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN / GOSPEL RECORDING Sojourners
INDEPENDENT ALBUM Del Barber
FRANCOPHONE DE L’ANNEE Raphael Freynet
CLASSICAL COMPOSITION Marcus Goddard
CLASSICAL RECORDING Peter Hannan
ABORIGINAL RECORDING Don Amero
POP RECORDING Imaginary Cities
URBAN RECORDING Souljah Fyah
RAP / HIP HOP RECORDING Sweatshop Union
ROCK RECORDING The Sheepdogs
COUNTRY RECORDING Ridley Bent
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR Romi Mayes
HALL OF FAME 54-40
MULTI-MEDIA AWARD Christine Fellows Enjoy The Music. Enjoy The Yukon! The 2011 BreakOut West Festival and Western Canadian Music Awards were a huge success and we’re proud of our Yukon showcasing Artists:
AGENCY OF THE YEAR Paquin Entertainment
BEST ALBUM DESIGN OF THE YEAR Jolene Higgins
ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Cameron Loeppky
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Arun Chaturvedi
HERITAGE AWARD Caribou Records
INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR Head In The Sand
LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR West End Cultural Centre
MANAGER OF THE YEAR Gilles Paquin
TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR Chris Frayer
~ Original Aboriginal & World Roots with Crystal Vocals.
~ Colorful, Witty Rhymes over Genre-Bending Beats.
Solo Roots Recording of the Year & Multimedia Award ~ Sweet, Dark, Gritty, Award-Winning Songwriting with her Unique Oldtyme Vocals.
Agency of the Year ~ Talented Management and Booking, with an Adventurous Approach.
*NOMINATED* World Recording of the Year ~ Environmentally Interactive Music Built in Collaboration with The Earth.
~ Franco-Northern Rock-Ska with a Twist, They can Entertain Anyone 8 to 80.
~ Animated & Original Indie Rock, They run Rock Camps by Day and Shred All Night.
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For more information contact the MusicYukon Resource Centre
The deadline to apply for the Juried Sound Recording Program and the Demo & Commercially-Released Single Program has been extended to Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Matt McKeage and Kate Weekes are available for one-on-one consultation to review your FACTOR application & answer any questions you may have.
WAY TO GO!
THANK YOU to all the great Yukon musicians who participated in our Spotlight Series:
Brenda Berezan & Brian Foulds
Nicole Edwards & Annie Avery
Erica Heyligers, Selina Heyligers-Hare, and Marg Tatam
Graeme & Kieran Poile
Trio Manouche (Renald Jauvin, Anne Turner, Gord Miller)
Aaron Burnie, Drea Nasager, Ryan West
Brenda Lee Katerenchuk
Home Sweet Home (Keitha Clark, Kate Weekes, Boyd Benjamin)
And many thanks to the establishments who supported them!!
Burnt Toast Cafe
Sam ‘N’ Andy’s
“A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.” Frank Zappa
For those of you who have yet to check out vocal jazz. This is an unbeatable opportunity. B.C. vocalist Karin Plato is a gifted clinician. Aside from a lot of learning, it’s truly a ton of fun.
Register for Vocal JazzWorkshop II – DO IT NOW!
September 12-16, 2011,Studio Theatre, Yukon Arts Centre
Clinician is B.C. vocalist Karin Plato.She got rave reviews from Vocal Jazz Workshop I participants in March.Testimonials available!
3 Blocks to choose from. Monday throughFriday at Noon – 2:00 pm or 4 – 5:30 pm or 7 – 9:00 pm
Only $75 for the week (10 hours); or$15 for individual sessions subject to space availability.
Possibility of an Introduction to Vocal Jazz session fornovices.
Opportunity for 45 minute private, semi-privateand small group lessons on September 11 and 17 at $50/private, $40each/semi-private and $30 each/group of three.
Deadline to apply is as soon aspossible or no later than 4:30 pm, September 2. Early applicationsmay receive priority. An application is not a guarantee of admission as spaceis limited.
Sponsored by a Yukon music industry partnershipof Jazz Yukon, MusicYukon and the Yukon Arts Centre with assistance fromthe Yukon Cultural Industries Training Fund.