Here are your 2021 Juno nominees in the roots, world, reggae and Indigenous categories

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the nominees for the 2021 Juno Awards yesterday.

The 50th anniversary Juno telecast takes place this year on May 16, but it’s unclear when and how the winners of the untelevised categories will be unveiled.

Nonetheless, we are always happy to place them front and centre here on Roots Music Canada.

Here are the nominees in the folk, roots, blues, world, reggae and Indigenous categories.

Congratulations to everyone!

Reggae Recording of the Year

“Give It All” – Ammoye

“Black Man” – Blessed 

“Roots Rock” (ft. Micah Shemaiah, Lasai & Big Sugar) – Dubmatix 

Listen to it here:

“Let It Be Done” – Kirk Diamond 

“I Pray” – Töme and Sean Kingston 

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Kîyânaw – Burnstick

Church House Blues – Crystal Shawanda

The Ridge – Julian Taylor

North Star Calling – Leela Gilday

Nunarjua Isulinginniani – Terry Uyarak 

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

The Ridge – Julian Taylor

North Star Calling – Leela Gilday 

Bravado – Rose Cousins 

CHICKABOOM! – Tami Neilson  

Reliever – William Prince 

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

All Hands – Beòlach 

Debout! – Le Diable à Cinq 

13 or So – Nick Hornbuckle 

Bet On Love – Pharis & Jason Romero

The Thing About Fish – Rum Ragged 

Blues Album of the Year

Hell Bent with Grace – Angel Forrest 

Church House Blues – Crystal Shawanda 

Spirits in the Water – Dione Taylor 

Solar Powered Too – Rick Fines 

The Reckless One – Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar 


World Music Album of the Year

VelkomBak – Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra 

The Gold Diggers – Lengaïa Salsa Brava 

Patria – Mazacote 

Espiral – OKAN 

Kora Flamenca – Zal Sissokho 

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