CBC: Winnipeg artist Rayannah makes history at Western Canadian Music Awards
Artist becomes first francophone to nab producer of the year award
As CBC reports on UM alumna Rayannah [BJAZZ/11]:
Winnipeg artist Rayannah made her mark on the Western Canadian Music Awards last week, becoming the first francophone artist to take home the producer of the year award.
She couldn’t believe it.
“Truly, I almost fell on my face when they announced the category,” Rayannah told CBC’s Ismaila Alfa on Up to Speed Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s just so meaningful to be recognized by your peers in that way, and so special to know that you can make an album in your mother tongue… and still be recognized that way.”
Rayannah is also the first woman in more than a decade to be named producer of the year.
She co-produced her debut full-length album — Nos Repaires, or “Our Haunts” in English — with Saskatchewan-based Mario Lepage, who shared the producer of the year title.
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