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


The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has just unveiled the winners of all of the Juno Awards we care about here at Roots Music Canada. That is to say, the roots, world and Indigenous categories. And bravo to CARAS for dropping the pretense this year and giving us a show that prioritized substance over style.

Also, great news! CARAS has announced that next year’s Junos will have two Indigenous categories, a contemporary and a traditional category, so perhaps we can look forward to seeing trad groups like Northern Cree finally get recognized with nominations.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, and enjoy these videos. If you haven’t already heard them, they are all great discoveries.

World Music Album of the Year

OKAN – Espiral

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Rose Cousins – Bravado

Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Leela Gilday

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Pharis and Jason Romero – Bet On Love

Blues Album of the Year

Crystal Shawanda – Church House Blues

Country Album of the Year

Tenille Townes – The Lemonade Stand

Reggae Recording of the Year

Töme – “I Pray”







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