The Sound Cafe
2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) VIRTUAL Awards April 10-11
The 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) is hosting its Awards celebrations online this year, presenting all 20 awards virtually over the weekend of April 10 & 11, 2021.
This year, they offer all 2021 CFMA events - from the nighttime Awards Shows to the daytime showcases and family friendly events - by voluntary donation, broadcasting around the world. The Awards Show will be streamed via their website, folkawards.ca (En) and prixfolk.ca (Fr) on facebook and on their youtube channel.
The following 2021 CFMA nominees perform.
The Awards Shows Weekend Schedule is:
Awards Show Night 1: Saturday April 10 @ 8:00PM ET
Performers: Mélisande [électrotrad] QC Leela Gilday NWT OKAN ON The East Pointers PEI Pharis & Jason Romero BC Julian Taylor ON
Awards Show Night 2: Sunday April 11 @ 8:00PM ET Hosted by Jean Hewson and Benoit Bourque
Performers: Sultans of String ON Guillaume Arsenault QC Big Little Lions BC Catherine MacLellan PEI Zal Sissokho QC William Prince MB
Leading up to the Awards shows there will be 4 additional Virtual Public performer showcases Wednesday April 7 - Saturday April 10.
Full lineups and more details to be announced soon!
All online performances will be free to attend and are programmed for all ages. Performing artists are receiving honorariums. In addition, viewer donations will be accepted across all showcases with 100% of donations to be divided evenly between all performing artists.
These additional donations are crucial for helping the artists continue their work during times when many income opportunities for performers have been curtailed. We ask viewers to consider donating via paypal, even a small amount will help support the performers during these trying times.