Advertisement The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced its JUNO Award category Aboriginal Album of the Year will be proudly renamed Indigenous Music Album of the Year, in support of acknowledging all First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada.Presented annually at the JUNO Awards, the Indigenous Music Album of the Year recognizes the music that echoes the Indigenous experience in Canada through words and/or music. The category accepts all traditional Indigenous music including: traditional Aboriginal music: Iroquois, Social Pow Wow Drum (i.e: Sioux, Assiniboine, Cree, Ojibway & Blackfoot, etc.); all Hand Drums (e.g. Inuit, Dene, Cree, Micmac, West Coast, etc.), Inuit Throat Singing; Traditional Flutes; Métis, Cree & Micmac Fiddling. In addition, fusions of all genres of contemporary music that incorporate the above and/or reflect the unique Indigenous experience in Canada, by virtue of words or music.The Indigenous Music Album of the Year award will be presented at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards presented by SOCAN on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Tourism Ottawa, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.About CARASThe Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards, MusiCounts, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter
Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO – Fans of influential horror director George Romero are being invited to gather at a public memorial on Monday.A celebration of the “Night of the Living Dead” director’s life will take place in Toronto, according to details provided by his manager.Romero died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement from his family. The director is credited with reshaping the zombie film genre with his classic “Night of the Living Dead” and its various sequels. He also directed a number of other horror films including “Monkey Shines” and “The Dark Half.”Romero moved to Toronto in 2004 where he shot many of his later films.Monday’s public memorial will be held at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.Guests unable to attend the memorial can sign an online guest book: https://mountpleasantgroup.permavita.com/site/RomeroGeorgeA.html Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
Kolkata: Political clashes continue across Bengal even after three days since the results of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 were announced. In several districts, Trinamool workers and supporters were allegedly attacked by BJP workers. In some cases, BJP alleged that Trinamool workers had attacked them instead. Leaders of both the parties have denied the allegations.On Saturday evening, state Forest minister Binoy Krishna Barman was allegedly attacked by some BJP workers while he was holding a meeting in Mathabhanga. According to Barman, he was holding a review meeting at Solmari under Mathabhanga block 2, when a huge mob gathered near the place. After a few minutes, the mob started pelting stones and bricks at the Trinamool party office. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBarman subsequently called up the police. Upon receiving the information, forces from Ghokshadanga police station reached the spot and tried to create a safe passage for the minister. When he was leaving the place on his car, BJP workers allegedly blocked his way and vandalised the vehicle. Later, police managed to control the situation and arranged for Barman’s safe passage. On the other hand, North Bengal Development minister Rabindranath Ghosh was obstructed while he was coming back from Dinhata after meeting his party workers who were reportedly attacked in a political clash. BJP workers reportedly agitated in the middle of the road, via which Ghosh was returning. On Sunday in Tufangunj, few BJP supporters allegedly attacked some Trinamool supporter’s houses and stabbed some of them. Several Trinamool workers and their family members got injured. BJP has denied the allegations. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn South Bengal, a Trinamool party office was allegedly set on fire by BJP workers at Ghatal in West Midnapore on Saturday night. According to Trinamool leadership, after the election results were declared, BJP workers have been continuously attacking their workers and supporters. On Saturday night, at Madhusudan Bad area in Ghatal, a party office was reportedly set on fire. It has been alleged that after the election results it was found that BJP candidate in Ghatal Bharati Ghosh had got lead from the area. Following that, BJP workers became violent and several houses of Trinamool workers were also vandalised. In Burdwan, a Trinamool polling agent identified as Sanat Kumar Goal was attacked on the middle of the road on Sunday night, while he was returning home. On Saturday night, when he was going home, some BJP workers allegedly attacked him near Tinkonia. A shop owned by him was also vandalised. In each incident, Trinamool alleged that BJP is doing all this to create terror in the areas. Several complaints have been lodged against BJP workers in this regard, but BJP leadership has denied the allegations and stated that Trinamool is behind the incidents.
The second edition of ‘Top Food Blogger Awards’, organised by Sidd’s Hospitality and Candid Communication, was held at Jameson Inn Shiraz, recently.J Biswas, Assistant Director, Ministry of Tourism, Kolkata and Virginie Corteval, Consul General, France, Kolkata were invited as Chief Guests to the event along with Guests of Honor Kasemsan Thongsiri, Deputy Consul-General, The Royal Thai Consulate, Kolkata and Agnimitra Paul. Eminent personalities like Satrajit Sen, Masterchef Priyanka M, Indroneel Mukherjee, DJ Akash, Dibyendu Barua, and Sudarshan Chakraborty along with Ishtiaque Ahmed, Managing Director of Jameson Inn Shiraz also graced the event. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe event was started with the objective to reward bloggers in segments of quality of writing, uniqueness of the subjects covered, level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page and of course, quality of the photographs and level of love displayed in taking them. The award ceremony started with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, which was given to Chef Steven Lee – Head chef and patron at Hakkaland, an Indo-Chinese Restaurant. The 24 awards were segmented into different categories like ‘Best Travel Blog’, ‘Most Inspired Weeknight Dinners’, ‘Best Food Instagram’, ‘Best Drinks Blog’, ‘Best Baking and Sweets Blog’, ‘Food and Culture Best Essay Award’, ‘Best Photography’, to name a few. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAll the categories were further divided into ‘Jury’s choice’ and ‘People’s choice’ award. One of the organisers, Paromita Ghosh, Director, Candid Communication said: “We are grateful for the interest and feedback generated amid our bloggers’ fraternity. We feel strengthened to receive over 300 nominations and over 4000 votes.” The Director of Sidd’s Hospitality, Ankur Siddiqui believes that the awards have provided a unique platform to the food blogging community of eastern India, thereby encouraging new food bloggers to give shape to their passion and love for blogging.