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Western Canadian Music Award winners

BreakOut West Announces The Winners Of The 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards

The Western Canadian Music Awards were presented Sunday the 23rd of October at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, YT during BreakOut West 2011.

Hosted by Grant Lawrence of CBC, The Gala saw stunning performances from many of the award winners including Del Barber, Romi Mayes, Ridley Bent, Raphael Freynet, Sweatshop Union, Peter Hannan, Don Amero, & The Sojourners as well as this year’s 2011 Hall Of Fame recipients 54:40. Ralph James was honoured as this year’s Industry Builder.

2011 Western Canadian Music Award Winners

Aboriginal Recording of the Year – Don AmeroThe Long Way Home

Blues Recording of the Year – Little Miss HigginsAcross The Plains

Children’s Recording of the Year – The KerplunksNumber 3

Classical Composition of the Year – Marcus Goddard Allaqi

Classical Recording of the Year – Peter HannanRethink Forever

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording of the Year – The SojournersThe Sojourners

Country Recording of the Year – Ridley BentRabbit On My Wheel

Francophone Recording of the Year – Raphaël FreynetLe monde à voir

Independent Album of the Year – Del BarberLove Songs For The Last Twenty

Instrumental Recording of the Year –
Five Alarm FunkAnything is Possible

Jazz Recording of the Year
Night Crawlers with The Big Band SoundDown In The Bottom

Pop Recording of the Year – Imaginary CitiesTemporary Resident

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year – Sweatshop UnionThe Bill Murray EP

Rock Recording of the YearThe SheepdogsLearn & Burn

Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year –
The Wailin’ JennysBright Morning Stars

Roots Solo Recording of the Year – Del BarberLove Songs For The Last Twenty

Songwriter(s) of the Year –
Romi MayesBall and Chain

Urban Recording of the Year – Souljah FyahI Wish

World Recording of the Year –Trio BembeOh my soul

2011 Western Canadian Music Industry Award Winners

Agency of the Year – Paquin Entertainment Group

Best Album Design  –
Jolene Higgins – Across the Plains

Engineer of the Year –
Cameron Loeppky

Independent Record Label – Head In The Sand

Live Music Venue of the Year –
West End Cultural Centre

Manager of the Year – Gilles Paquin – Paquin Entertainment Group

Multi-Media Award –
Reliquary/Reliquaire – Performance Film (Christine Fellows)

Producer of the Year – Arun Chaturvedi

Talent Buyer of the Year –
Chris Frayer – Winnipeg Folk Festival
BreakOut West 2011 ran from October 20 – 23 in Whitehorse, Yukon

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