Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Announces Juno Award World Music Nominees

From Night To The Edge Of Day by Azam Ali, one of the 2012 Juno nominees
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

Bruce Cockburn – Small Source of Comfort
Craig Cardiff – Floods & Fires
Dave Gunning – A Tribute To John Allan Cameron
David Francey – Late Edition
Lindi Ortega – Little Red Boots

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

Bill Johnson – Still Blue
David Gogo – Soul Bender
Harrison Kennedy – Shame The Devil
MonkeyJunk – To Behold
Suzie Vinnick – Me ‘n’ Mabel

Reggae Recording 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

To view a complete list of 2012 JUNO Award nominees, as well as their bios and hometown information, go to

Author: World Music Central News Department

World music news from the editors at World Music Central


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