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Here are your 2024 Juno Award winners in the roots, world and Indigenous categories

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The first round of Juno Awards was handed out in Halifax tonight, and that’s the round that includes all the awards we care about here at Roots Music Canada.

And I have to say, after a Maple Blues Award ceremony earlier this year that drew criticism for the absence of Black artists among its winners — despite the dominance of the Blackburn Brothers on the nominee list — the Juno juries appear to have done a better job of acknowledging the Indigenous artists who have been at the forefront of several genres this year.

Not only did William Prince and Blue Moon Marquee take him the trophies in the contemporary roots and blues categories respectively. Ishkode recording artist Aysanabee won Alternative Album of the Year and the prestigious Songwriter of the Year prize.

Here’s the full list of who won the roots, global and Indigenous categories.

Country Album of the Year: The James Barker Band – Ahead of our Time

Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year: Elisapie – Inuktitut

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year: William Prince – Stand in the Joy

Traditional Roots Album of the Year: David Francey – The Breath Between

Blues Album of the Year: Blue Moon Marquee – Scream Hollar and Howl

Global Music Album of the Year: Okan – Okantomi

Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year: Joel Wood – Sing Pray Love

Reggae Recording of the Year: Kirk Diamond and Finn – “Dread”

 

 

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