OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, January 28, 2011 - The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association (CNACA) announces today that the 2011 Juno Awards have nominated the Cree duo "CerAmony". They are Pakesso Mukash from Whapmagoostui and Matthew Iserhoff from Mistissini. They are nominated in the "Aboriginal Album of the Year" category.
CerAmony already has an award from the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in the Best Song Writer(s) category. This award was given to an individual(s) based on a body of work (at least three songs) English, French or Aboriginal language.
A few years ago CerAmony promised a sold out crowd at Job's Memorial Gardens in Chisasibi that they would be the first to hear the album when it was done. They kept that promise and launched their CD in March to a fantastic reception. For more information or to purchase their debut album, please check out their website at www.ceramony.ca
The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association is very proud of these two talented Cree individuals who have never given up on their dreams and their dedication to their music. It demonstrates once again that when someone puts their heart and mind to something, great things can happen.
The awards will be presented at the 40th annual Canadian Juno Awards Awards show on Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Toronto, Ontario.