Crystal Shawanda and Eagle & Hawk lead nominees for the 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards



    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Marking its 10th Anniversary in 2008, the
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards today announced nominees in 26 categories
honouring the top recording artists and music industry professionals working
in Canada's Aboriginal music scene.
    Leading the way with five nominations are Crystal Shawanda and Eagle &
Hawk, with Tanya Tagaq following closely with four nods. All three artists are
nominees for Best Album of the Year.
    The awards will be handed out as part of a dynamic live event taking
place Friday, November 28, 2008 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, in
conjunction with the 15th annual Canadian Aboriginal Festival.
    New for 2008 is the addition of awards in the following categories: Best
Original Score in an Aboriginal/Indigenous Theatre, Dance or Film/Video
Production and Best Hip Hop Music Video. The live show will also highlight the
traditions and symbolism of the western coastal Aboriginal people.
    Advance tickets for the 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards go on sale
October 15th through Ticketmaster by phone or online at ticketmaster.ca.
Reserved floor seats are $35 in advance ($40 at the door) and general
admission seats are $20. Tickets may also be purchased day of show at the
Ticketbox office located at Gate 7 at the Rogers Centre.
    A full list of nominees is available at <a href="http://www.canab.com">www.canab.com</a>.
    The Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards are generously sponsored by
Scotiabank, Newcap Radio, Casino Rama, FACTOR, Canada Council for the Arts,
Sony/BMG, CityTV and the Toronto Star.





For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Music Awards: Cori Ferguson -
cori@coriferguson.com or (416) 451-2674; Festival: Julie Dossett -
jdossett@sympatico.ca or (416) 894-4370; For media accreditation please visit:
www.canab.com/mainpages/mediaaccredit_form.html

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