Awards and Nominations

February 23, 2013

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2013 Juno Awards Nominee for Best Blues Album for Time 2013 Blues Music Awards Nominee for Contemporary Female Artist of the Year 2013 Indie Awards Nominee for Blues Artist of the Year 2013 Maple Blues Awards Nominee for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Recording/Producer and Songwriter of the Year, Keyboard Player [...]


Steve Strongman, Shakura S’Aida, Paul Reddick and MonkeyJunk lead Maple Blues Award Nominations 16th Annual Maple Blues Awards return to Koerner Hall, January 21, 2013 CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY – CLICK HERE (October 26, 2012) Toronto, ON – The Toronto Blues Society will be celebrating its 16th annual Maple Blues Awards by honouring nationally and [...]


Greetings friends, relatives and comrades: A little reminder, as our Indiegogo deadline is June 1 to raise $5K… I’m helping organize the 2012 KigaliUp Festival, along with founder Mighty Popo and a volunteer crew of Rwandan, Canadian and international volunteers. I am really excited about the second annual event, which will be July 7 and [...]



Shakura S’Aida was born in Brooklyn, raised in Switzerland, and now lives in Toronto. Time is the Electro-Fi debut of this highly talented Singer/Songwriter. Pronounce her name “Shack-oora Sigh-ee-da”. It means “Thank God”. As a solo artist, Shakura’s career has spanned genres and countries and taken her to some of the most noted stages in [...]

Many, many wonderful things have been happening over the past few years and I feel blessed to have been able to share them with you. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about who I am as a person and where I came from. One of the earliest memories that I have from my childhood involves my [...]

Media information / For immediate release CANADA’S INTERNATIONAL BLUES ARTIST SHAKURA S’AIDA SETS OFF FOR SHOWS IN MOSCOW, DUBAI, ROMANIA AND SWITZERLAND Toronto-based blues artist Shakura S’Aida — just back from performances on the legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise to the Caribbean — is now setting off for more international dates. With her Quebec-based friends Dawn Tyler Watson [...]