YYC (Calgary) Music Awards announced this year's list of nominees and Sandra's news release, Burn in Me, was nominated in two categories: World Recording of the Year and the Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial Award. Due to the restrictions to control the COVID-19 pandemic, the YYC Music Gala will be streamed online on Sunday, Sept. 20. View the complete list of nominees.
Sandra participated in the opening ceremonies for Aboriginal Awareness Week on June 15. The free performance was hosted by Honouring Mother Earth, a grassroots table of volunteers who come together each year to plan and host the official Opening Ceremonies for Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary. View Sandra's Performance.
Sandra, along with other singer/song writer Kym Gouchie and Burnstick, also held a live 90-minute concert as part of Winnipeg's sākihiwē festival in support of the North End Women's Centre. The free concert was broadcast from Zoom to Facebook and YouTube on June 10.
Sandra's new release, Burn in Me, was selected as a finalist in the Blues and Roots Radio International Song Contest. The songs were judged by an independent panel of eight jurors who are part of the worldwide Blues and Roots Radio team and are active in their music communities in Canada, the US, UK and Australia. View the complete list of finalists, as well as the winners.
Sandra was interviewed by Audra Santa of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation on April 12. The foundation was established to promote reconciliation in Canada through the development of DWF programs and events that serve to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities together. Listen to the live interview and one of Sandra's songs.
Fireside, a two-song CD, is now available on CD Baby, Itunes, Spotify and Apple Music. Sandra's Christmas gift for music lovers includes two new releases - Burn in me and There was a child - to compliment her award-winning debut album, Cluster Stars. The songs were created in collaboration with Juno Award winning producer Chris Burke-Gaffney with creative support from Calgary’s Rob Ing and Winnipeg’s Vince Fontaine. Check out the news release.