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Congratulations to the Winners of BC Western Canadian Music Awards

Nov 1, 2021 | News

On Oct. 15, the Western Canadian Music Alliance announced the winners of the 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards, in both the Artistic and Industry categories. 

This year's WCMAs featured a live-streamed broadcast and a special in-person watch party in BreakOut West 2022 host city, Winnipeg. The awards honour artists and music industry professionals from across western Canada. Acclaimed Indigenous hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids experienced a big win, having received three separate awards. 

  • Blues Artist of the Year – Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
  • Classical Artist or Ensemble of the Year, Sponsored By Canadian Music Centre (CMC) – PEP (Piano and Erhu Project)
  • Classical Composer of the Year – T. Patrick Carrabre
  • Electronic & Dance Artist of the Year – So Sus
  • Indigenous Artist of the Year – Snotty Nose Rez Kids
  • Rap & Hip Hop Artist of the Year – Snotty Nose Rez Kids
  •  Video Director of the Year, Sponsored by Manitoba Film & Music – Alfonso Chin, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Screaming Indian
  • Audio Engineering Award – Sheldon Zaharko