The first ever Arctic Music Conference and Awards took place this past weekend – an online-only affair that offered some solid introductory-level break-out sessions for emerging musicians and an awards-presentation that got down to business without attempting any high-tech production values.
The awards show took place on Zoom and was live-streamed on Twitch. It featured three lengthy pre-recorded sets by Twin Flames, Beatrice Deer and Uyarakq, the Greenland artist, now working out of Ottawa, who proved to be the evening’s big winner.
The winners were determined by a popular vote. Here’s who took home the prizes.
Artist of the Year – Uyarakq
Group of the Year – Twin Flames
Indigenous Artist of Group of the Year – Angela Amarualik
Single of the Year – Uyarakq – “parrutileqaat”
Album of the Year – Uyarakq – Whale Dick
Music Video of the Year – Uyarakq – parrutileqaat