This week we take a look at the 2011 Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards nominees for Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year with an RPM YouTube playlist.
Elisapie Isaac – Raised in Nunavik, this Inuk songstress is a multi-lingual songwriter with a rich, versatile voice that is finding her an international audience. She is also an award winning filmmaker.
JB The First Lady – Making her home in Vancouver, BC, JB The First Lady of the First Ladies Crew makes her debut into the APCMAs this year after releasing her album Get Ready Get Steady accompanied by a video of the same name. JB is Nuxalk and Cayuga.
Kristi Lane Sinclair – This Haida/Cree singer and songwriter has had a great year with the release of her APTN First Tracks video for The Last Song, and a tour with North Tall Cree cellist Cris Derksen. Smoky vocals and solid guitar playing make Kristi a strong runner for this awards.
Leela Gilday – Hailing from Hay River in Dene country of the Northwest Territories, Leela has been serenading a dedicated audience for the last decade, winning multiple awards including a Juno, and touring extensively throughout Turtle Island and beyond.
Yvonne St.Germaine – A former winner of an APCMA for Best Gospel CD, Yvonne’s music is inspired by healing, hope and faith.
Who do you think will win the award for Best Female Entertainer this year?
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