Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards Announce Nominees

The Summer time Solstice Indigenous Competition has introduced the nominees for the 2023 Summer Solstice Indigenous Audio Awards. Winners will be celebrated and honoured in Ottawa during the awards ceremony at Nationwide Arts Centre on Tuesday, June 6.

The SSIMAs span 16 classes, celebrating solo artists, duos and groups from throughout Canada and showcasing the various and growing tunes and society of creative expression and accomplishment inside the Indigenous community. Nominees were being chosen from 250 Canada-huge submissions by an invited panel of jurors comprising Indigenous and tunes market specialists. No community voting was included in the range process.

This year’s nominees contain Aysanabee, who leads the level of competition with 6 nods, Snotty Nose Rez Youngsters, who comply with with five, and a varied slate of artists such as Adrian Sutherland, Indian City, Digging Roots, Blue Moon Marquee, Jerry Sereda, Plex. Amanda Rheaume, Northern Cree, Kaeley Jade, Jessica McMann, Mr. Sauga and far more.

Snotty Nose Rez Young ones.

“Presenting and promoting Indigenous tunes is a cornerstone of our competition,” states Trina Mather Simard, CEO and producer of Ottawa’s Summer Solstice Festival, which operates June 21-25. “We’re celebrating Indigenous voices,” provides advisory committee chair Elaine Bomberry. “These awards, in Canada’s cash metropolis, supply an superb system for artists to be regarded for their really hard perform.”

Hosted by Anishinaabe activist, broadcaster and material creator Sarain Fox, The SSIMAs presentation ceremony will characteristic six stay performances. Tickets will be on sale Friday May well 19 at 10 a.m., with a restricted selection of VIP tickets contain a reception attended by artists, presenters and sponsors with an Indigenous-impressed menu by NAC Chef Chris Commandant. Tickets begin at $20 (which include tax plus costs) and will be offered at the web-site, by cellular phone and in-person at the NAC box office environment, setting up Friday at 10 am.

This SSIMAs presentation kicks off Indigenous Background Month and is a prelude to the annual Summer months Solstice Indigenous Pageant at Madahoki Farm in Ottawa. The absolutely free competition coincides with Nationwide Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. Authentic, interactive programming showcases the lifestyle, background, food, songs, artwork, fashion, dance and entrepreneurship of Canada’s various Indigenous community fostering cultural comprehending and making options for connection.

Get far more information and facts and tickets at the function web-site, and observe the SSIMAs on Twitter, Instagram and Fb.


Aysanabee. Photo by Matt Barnes.