CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCE
ONLINE AWARDS SHOW PERFORMERS
Awards Weekend Apr 10 & 11, 2021
(HALIFAX, March 3rd) The 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) is hosting its Awards celebrations online this year, presenting all 20 awards virtually over the weekend of April 10 & 11, 2021. This year, we are pleased to offer all 2021 CFMA events – from the nighttime Awards Shows to the daytime showcases and family friendly events – by voluntary donation, broadcasting around the world. The Awards Ceremony Show performers hail from across Canada, from NWT to PEI, and we are thrilled to present six 2021 nominees on our virtual stage nightly.
This virtual CFMA Awards show will announce the recipients of the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Our bilingual hosts will review all the CFMA categories, nominees, and announce recipients, including the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award presentation, along with revealing where our 2022 Awards Celebration events will take place. The Awards Show will be streamed via our website, folkawards.ca (En) and prixfolk.ca (Fr) on facebook and our youtube channel.
Each year, the Canadian Folk Music Awards are held in a different province, showcasing the vast array of talent the country has to offer. This year, the CFMAs are presenting nightly Award Ceremony shows PLUS a variety of showcases all online. By airing family oriented events online, the CFMAs are pleased to offer more opportunities for viewers to hear some of the best folk music being produced in Canada today. The nightly shows combine the most loved events of the Canadian Folk Music Awards – the vibrant energy of the live music showcases and the awards gala. The Awards Weekend Shows will capture the true heart of the folk community, while celebrating the nominees and category recipients.
This year, we will be featuring artists from across the nation during the largest annual celebration of Canadian folk music. Hosted by Jean Hewson and Benoit Bourque, a bi-lingual show, a total of 20 Awards, including the presentation of the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award, will be awarded over both nights, along with the CFMA nominee performances.
The CFMA 2021 virtual Awards performance schedule is as follows:
Awards Show Night 1: Saturday April 10 @ 8:00PM ET
Hosted by Jean Hewson and Benoit Bourque
- Mélisande [électrotrad] QC
- Leela Gilday NWT
- OKAN ON
- The East Pointers PEI
- Pharis & Jason Romero BC
- Julian Taylor ON
Awards Show Night 2: Sunday April 11 @ 8:00PM ET
Hosted by Jean Hewson and Benoit Bourque
- Sultans of String ON
- Guillaume Arsenault QC
- Big Little Lions BC
- Catherine MacLellan PEI
- Zal Sissokho QC
- William Prince MB
Leading up to the Awards shows there will be 4 additional Virtual Public performer showcases Wednesday April 7 – Saturday April 10. Full lineups and more details to be announced soon! Please “like” our facebook page here for easier access to the live stream → https://www.facebook.com/prixfolkawards/
All online performances will be free to attend and are programmed for all ages. Performing artists are receiving honorariums. In addition, viewer donations will be accepted across all showcases with 100% of donations to be divided evenly between all performing artists. These additional donations are crucial for helping the artists continue their work during times when many income opportunities for performers have been curtailed. We ask viewers to consider donating via paypal, even a small amount will help support the performers during these trying times.
The CFMAs gratefully acknowledge the financial funding support of FACTOR through the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
We also wish to thank and acknowledge all of our funders: Peter Coffman, the Edmonton Folk Festival, Penguin Eggs Magazine, Fogarty’s Cove Music, Calgary Folk Club, SOCAN Foundation, True North Records / Stony Plain Rights Management, Slaight Music Group, Music PEI, Fish Creek Concerts, and Wavelength Media.
Our official hashtag is → #CFMA2021 and #PMFC2021
CFMA website → https://folkawards.ca/
Listen to CFMA 2021 nominees spotify playlist → https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2aOsbji9MfCjnVJ6Y3EeI5?si=6e0a7415246542b7
Full list of Canadian Folk Music Awards 2021 Nominees: https://folkawards.ca/nominees/
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Kimberly Sinclair, CFMA