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Events announced for 2021 JUNO Week taking place virtually May 27 to June 6

This year’s lineup of events are free, open to the public and available to stream online

 

TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced additional details for JUNO Week events taking place in Toronto from May 27 to June 6 leading up to The 2021 JUNO Awards Broadcast on June 6. Canada’s biggest night in music will feature multiple performances and appearances from the nation’s best and brightest talent. The 50th Annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast nationwide Sunday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos and live streamed on CBC Music’s TikTok account.

Below are NEW details announced for various 2021 JUNO Week virtual events, including:

  • The Honouring Ceremony is a virtual celebration recognizing Indigenous music and art of the many Nations of Ontario, hosted by CBC’s Falen Johnson featuring appearances and performances from JUNO nominees and more. 
     
  • ADVANCE x JUNO Talks: The Influence of Black Music reunites industry professionals to discuss the impact of Black music in Canada and its contributions to the industry and national culture. Hosted by Norman Otis Richmond with appearances from JUNO Award nominees Akeel Henry and Ammoye, Billy Newton-Davis, Melanie Durrant and Publicist/Author Dalton Higgins
     
  • JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN in association with Music Publishers Canada gives attendees access to the ‘jewel of the JUNOS’. Streamed live from the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, fans will hear intimate performances and conversations from some of Canada’s finest songwriters. The JUNO Songwriters’ Circle will be hosted by Jim Cuddy and feature Carole Pope (Rough Trade), Dan Hill, Deborah Cox and Leah + Peter from July Talk

JUNO WEEK EVENTS

 

JUNO Stories from the Studio

 
Date: Thursday, May 27
Time: 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
Location: Virtual event. More information at  junoawards.ca/events

What: JUNO Stories from the Studio features a series of virtual discussions with JUNO Award-nominated engineers, producers, and special guests to get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process that gave rise to Canada’s most iconic songs and albums. 

Host: A. Harmony

Panelists:

  • Johann Deterville (YogitheProducer)
  • Dylan Sinclair
  • Jordon Manswell
  • Savannah Ré

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Junior JUNOS

Presented by Toronto Public Library
 
Date: Saturday mornings from May 29 to June 5
Location: Virtual Event

What: Junior JUNOS brings family-friendly live music, storytelling and more to families at home via the Toronto Public Library’s online platform. Corral those kiddos and join us on Saturday mornings from May 15 to June 5 for a free virtual concert series featuring live performances by the 2021 JUNO nominees for Children’s Album of the Year in partnership with the Toronto Public Library.

Artists:

  • Ginalina 
  • Njacko Backo
  • Splash’N Boots

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CBC Music in Studio at the JUNOS: The Classical Session

Presented by CBC Music

Date: Sunday, May 30
Time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT 
Location: Stream the event for free at cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem or CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages

What: Julie Nesrallah hosts a one-hour recital of chamber music performed by a selection of nominees and winners from the 2020 and 2021 Juno Awards. Harpist Angela Schwartzkopf and flutist Kaili Maiments play pieces by Mark Nerenberg and Marjan Mozetich. Then violinist Jonathan Crow and pianist Angela Park take the stage for Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata and the famous “Méditation” by Massenet.

Host: Julie Nesrallah

Artists:

  • Angela Park (Ensemble Made in Canada)
  • Angela Schwarzkopf 
  • Jonathan Crow (TSO)
  • Kaili Maimets

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CBC Music in Studio at the JUNOS: CBC Q LIVE

Presented by CBC Music

Date: Monday, May 31
Time: 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT
Location: Stream the event for free at cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem or CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages

What: Gord, Rob, Johnny and Paul of the Tragically Hip sit down with Q‘s Tom Power for an exclusive interview about their career, their long-lasting friendship, the 2021 Humanitarian Award and the loss of their friend and bandmate Gord Downie.

Host: Tom Power

Artists: The Tragically Hip

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CBC Music in the Studio at the JUNOS: The Block Session

Presented by CBC Music

Date: Tuesday, June 1
Time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Location:  Stream the event for free at cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem or CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages

What:  Each weeknight on CBC Music, The Block travels musically across genres. Using hip hop as a central tenet, the show crosses many intersections within Black music from across the diaspora. For this special live JUNOS edition, The Block celebrates Black musical achievement of the past, present and future with a selection of live performances from Michie Mee, Ammoye, Dijah SB and more. 

Host: Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe

Artists:

  • Ammoye
  • Choclair
  • DijahSB
  • DJ Mel Boogie
  • JRDN
  • July Soul
  • Michie Mee
  • Tanika Charles

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Honouring Ceremony

 
Date: Wednesday, June 2
Time: 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT
Location: Virtual Event. Register via Side Door

What: Come together to virtually celebrate and recognize incredible Indigenous music and art of the many Nations of Ontario, featuring appearances and performances from JUNO nominees. Don’t miss this special welcome and messages of congratulations to JUNO nominees. More information at  junoawards.ca/events

Host: Falen Johnson

Nominee performances by:

  • Burnstick
  • Crystal Shawanda
  • Terry Uyarak

Local performances by:

  • Black Bull Moose Singers
  • David Maracle

Appearances by: 

  • Crown Lands
  • Julian Taylor
  • Leela Gilday
  • William Prince

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CBC Music in Studio at the JUNOS: The Jazz Session

Presented by CBC Music

Date: Wednesday, June 2
Time: 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT
Location: Stream the event for free at cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem or CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages

What: This JUNOS jazz session features nine legendary musicians nominated in the three jazz categories at the 2021 JUNO Awards. From traditional to vocal, from group to Latin, the session  has all the jazz stylings covered.

Host: Laila Biali

Artists:

  • Andrew Downing (Florian Hoefner Trio)
  • Hilario Durán
  • Junior Santos
  • Kirk MacDonald
  • Larnell Lewis
  • Laila Biali
  • Matt Dusk
  • Pat LaBarbera
  • Sammy Jackson

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Advance x JUNO Talks: The Influence of Black Music

 
Date: Thursday, June 3
Time: 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
Location: Virtual event. More information at  junoawards.ca/events

What: A conversation among industry professionals about the impact of Black music in Canada and its contributions to our industry and national culture.

Host: Norman Otis Richmond

Panelists:

  • Akeel Henry
  • Ammoye
  • Billy Newton-Davis
  • Dalton Higgins
  • Melanie Durrant

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JUNO Stories from the Studio

 
Date: Thursday, June 3
Time: 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Location: Virtual event. More information at  junoawards.ca/events

What: JUNO Stories from the Studio features a series of virtual discussions with JUNO Award-nominated engineers, producers, and special guests to get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process that gave rise to Canada’s most iconic songs and albums. Audiences will hear from the best in the business and take in their invaluable experience.

Host: A. Harmony

Panelists:

  • Murda Beatz
  • Wondagurl

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CBC Music in Studio at the JUNOS: Reclaimed Session

Presented by CBC Music

Date: Thursday, June 3
Time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Location: Stream the event for free at cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem or CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages

What: Connecting the generations and Indigenous nations across Turtle Island and beyond, this Reclaimed session features performances from this year’s Indigenous JUNO Award nominees and the next wave in Native music. From Nunavut to Wiikwemkoong, Denendeh to Tkaronto, they’ll celebrate the sounds of Indigenous folk, roots, blues, powwow step and moccasin gaze.

Hosts: Duncan McCue & Jarrett Martineau

Special Guests:

  • Crystal Shawanda  
  • Dancer Classic Roots
  • DJ Shub with Phoenix Pagliacci
  • Julian Taylor Band
  • Leela Gilday
  • Terry Uyarak
  • Zoon
  • Duke Redbird (opening greeting)

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JUNO Opening Night Awards

Presented by Music Canada

Date: Friday, June 
Time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Location: cbcmusic.ca/junos, the free CBC Gem streaming service and CBC Music’s  Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.  

What: The JUNO Opening Night Awards is a virtual celebration featuring the presentation of 37 JUNO Awards, the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award Presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation and five performances. 

Host: Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe

Performances by:

  • Ammoye, Kirk Diamond and TӦME
  • Crown Lands
  • Klô Pelgag
  • Lindsey Ell and MacKenzie Porter
  • MONOWHALES
  • TOBi

Presenters:

  • Ben Miner 
  • Celeigh Cardinal 
  • Dione Taylor 
  • Dominique Fils-Aimé
  • Felix Cartal 
  • Julian Taylor 
  • Jennifer Brown 
  • Minister Guilbeault 

Award Partners: APTN, CBC Music, FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Ford of Canada, Long & McQuade, SiriusXM Canada, and SOCAN 

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JUNO Songwriters’ Circle

Presented by SOCAN in association with Music Publishers Canada

Date: Saturday, June 5
Time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Location: Stream the event for free at cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem or CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages

What: The JUNO Songwriters’ Circle known as the ‘jewel of the JUNOS’ will feature Canadian artists together on stage for intimate performances and conversations about their songs and personal stories, streamed live from the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.

Host: Jim Cuddy

Artists:

  • Carole Pope (Rough Trade)
  • Dan Hill
  • Deborah Cox
  • Leah + Peter from July Talk

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The 50th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast

 
Date: Sunday, June 6
Time: 8pm ET / 5pm PT 
Location: CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and globally on CBCMusic.ca/JUNOS  and livestreamed on CBC Music’s TikTok account.

What: Tune in to the 50th anniversary of the JUNO Awards and celebrate Canada’s rich and diverse music history. The night will feature six award presentations and unforgettable performances and special appearances by Canada’s hottest artists and talent; including a performance by The Tragically Hip featuring singer-songwriter Feist. The Tragically Hip are set to receive the 2021 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada.

 

Award Sponsors: ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Collective, CBC Music, FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Freedom Mobile, Music Canada, SiriusXM Canada and TD Bank Group

Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:

CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Lead Sponsors: TD Bank Group, SiriusXM Canada, Freedom Mobile, Ford of Canada, and TikTok

Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and Radio Starmaker Fund

Links:
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca

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Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards / Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards / Facebook: @TheJUNOAwards / Hashtag: #JUNOS, #JUNOS50

About CARAS

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote higher artistic and industry standards. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the JUNO Awards, a national celebration of Canadian music. In honour of this significant milestone, CARAS will launch exciting initiatives in the host city of Toronto, and nationally across our country. Each initiative will drive forward CARAS’ four key pillars: Educate through MusiCounts’ charitable programs and community resources, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In a time unlike any other, our sound connects and unites us. The JUNOS are proud to represent so many Canadian facets of music, performance and recording, distinctly, All Our Sound. For more information on the 50th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Music

CBC Music is the leading curator of emerging and diverse Canadian music talent across platforms, playing the most Canadian artists and genres on radio, CBC Listen and cbcmusic.ca. We prioritize Canadian artists in a wide variety of genres on over 200 playlists available on CBC Listen, and publish daily national music coverage. CBC Music Live features live music recordings from across the country. Our music partnerships and events include the JUNOS, the Polaris Music Prize, Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge and Canada Listens.

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