The nominees for the 2012 JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference in Toronto this morning, as top Canadian artists now gear up for JUNO Week, March 26-April 1 in Ottawa.
Nominees for World Music Album Of The Year include Bolo Kan by Aboulaye Kone et Bolo Kan, Tambores e Amores by Aline Morales, From Night To The Edge Of Day by Azam Ali, Aam Zameen : common ground by Kiran Ahluwalia and Sleepover by Socalled.
Nominees in the area of world music, roots, reggae and other related categories:
World Music Album of the Year
Aboulaye Kone et Bolo Kan – Afo Gné (SRI)
Aline Morales – Flores, Tambores e Amores (Independent)
Azam Ali From Night To The Edge Of Day (Cross Current/Terrestrial Lane)
Kiran Ahluwalia – Aam Zameen : common ground (Kiran Music)
Socalled – Sleepover (Sélect)
Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo
Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group
Good Lovelies – Let The Rain Fall
The Deep Dark Woods – The Place I Left Behind
The Once – Row Upon Row Of The People We Know
The Wailin’ Jennys – Bright Morning Stars
Twilight Hotel – When The Wolves Go Blind
Blues Album of the Year
Dubmatix Renegade – Seeds of Love & Life ft. Luciano
Exco Levi – Bleaching Shop
Jay Douglas – Lover’s Paradise
Steele Fam – Woman
Tanya Mullings – Rescue Me
Aboriginal Album of the Year
Bruthers of Different Muthers – Speakers of Tomorrow
Donny Parenteau – To Whom It May Concern
Flying Down – One Nation
Murray Porter – Songs Lived & Life Played
Randy Wood – The Gift of Life
Tickets to the 2012 JUNO Awards go on sale this Friday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m. (EST), and are priced at $213.57, $145.77, $111.87 and $62.15 (plus service fees). They are available for purchase at the Scotiabank Place Box Office, The Sens Store locations at Carlingwood Mall and Place D’Orleans, Ottawa Sports Experts, and Les Galeries de Hull; by phoning (613) 599-FANS (3267) or (toll free) at 877-788-FANS (3267); and online at www.capitaltickets.ca.
To view a complete list of 2012 JUNO Award nominees, as well as their bios and hometown information, go to www.junoawards.ca.