Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson wins Best Female Artist CAMA Award
Great Journey so far for “New Journeys” Album winning big at the CAMAs…
Vancouver, BC November 19, 2011 – Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson’s groundbreaking “New Journeys” CD garnered her the Best Female Artist award at the 13th annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards ceremony held Friday November 18th in Toronto at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Williams-Davidson is a lawyer and general counsel for the Haida Nation working in the area of environmental law. This is the second CAMA award she has won for her musical pursuits.
“My first passion is singing, so receiving recognition as Best Female Artist takes me full circle in my journey to protect Haida Gwaii and Haida culture,” said Williams-Davidson after the awards ceremony.
“What a tremendous honour this award is – joining such inspiring past recipients as Buffy Sainte Marie, Susan Aglukark, Leela Gilday, Christal Shawanda, and Tanya Tagaq Gillis and others!”
“New Journeys” has also been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year and World Solo Artist of the Year. The awards will be announced December 4 in Toronto.
“New Journeys” encompasses a unique and compelling combination of musical traditions that has never been done before. Renowned classical composer Bruce Ruddell arranged and produced the songs which are sung in the Haida language, combining traditional sounds with world music instrumentation. “New Journeys” showcases the melodic voice of Williams-Davidson embedded into a landscape of percussion, piano, guitar and strings. The result is stirring.
The broad vision for the “New Journeys” CD is to create music that bridges two cultures and helps people of different backgrounds to connect with each other reflecting the current need in Canadian society to reach reconciliation with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples.
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