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How a collection of long lost indigenous music ended up at the Grammys – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2016532 Views

Feb 12, 2016

While the Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber have garnered most of the headlines when it comes to Canadian artists being in contention for the 2016 Grammys, there is also a very important Canadian contender in the form of the Native North America Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985 compilation.

Released by American label Light in the Attic and put together by Canadian Kevin Howes, the compilation is nominated in the best historical album category at the Feb. 15 ceremony. Grammy rules for the category dictate that Howes, as the compilation producer, and audio engineer Greg Mindorff, receive the nomination for the recordings, even though 23 First Nations, Metis and Inuit artists or bands were featured on the compilation. It’s a fact that wasn’t lost on Howes when he learned of the nomination late last year.

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