2009 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards
The eleventh annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMA) were held in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, November 27, 2009. The evening was marked by the incredible Buffy Sainte-Marie’s four awards, including Best Album, Best Single, Best Female Artist, Best Songwriter. Frankly, given how many higher-profile Canadian artists tend to eschew other non-Juno award ceremonies, Buffy’s presence, enthusiastic performance, and gracious humility spoke volumes about her class, and of the growing significance of the CAMA.
Meet some of the evening’s happy CAMA-winners from the media room at Hamilton Place Theatre, plus an original 2009 video of one of today’s finest Canadian folk-singers, Jon Brooks (CFMA 2009 finalist, best songwriter, Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, Canadian Finalist 2009) covering Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Universal Soldier” – Andy Frank