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WILLIE DUNN WINS PORCUPINE AWARD


  PORCUPINE AWARDS
LEE CREMO AWARD FOR NATIVE ARTISTS

Willie Metallic-Dunn
Restigouche, New Brunswick



December 14, 1999

Steve Fruitman of The Great North Wind announced the 10th Annual Great North Wind Porcupine Awards. Willie won the Lee Cremo Award for Native Artists.

Having entered the mainstream of the itinerant Canadian singer/songwriter market in the 1970s, Willie Dunn went on to record a couple of great albums towards the end of the 1970s. He was popular with any audience he played before, weaving tapestries of words to portray the biographical sketches of great Indian chiefs of the past.

His ability to get things done was a great inspiration for younger Native musicians who saw him go on to produce award winning films, including one about the great Blackfoot chief, Crowfoot. He has toured extensively, performing his excellent songs at folk festivals and on reserves. A compilation of songs from his two LPs has been recently released on CD by Aural Tradition Records out of Vancouver which contains some of his best work.



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IT CAME FROM CANADA!
FOLK ALLIANCE 2000

Cuyahoga Suite, 22nd floor
Sheraton Cleveland City Centre
Thursday Feb 10 1:30 a.m.
Saturday Feb 12 11:00 p.m.


Willie Dunn is one of seven Canadian artists selected to showcase at the North American Folk and Dance Alliance Conference in Cleveland this February. Willie will be appearing in the Canadian Showcase along with artists Maza Meze, Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau, Madagascar Slim, Michael Jerome Brown, Kanenhi:io Singers, Njacko Backo and Veda Hille.

Folk Alliance Canada invites you to attend two evenings showcasing hot, eclectic, world & roots music from the frostbitten land North of the 49th.

More to come.

Stay tuned...

 
 
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