CerAmony

CerAmony

 MontrĂ©al, Quebec, CAN
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Biography

2011 Juno Award winning (Best Aboriginal Recording) and Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winning (Songwriters of the year) CerAmony began as a duo in 2003. After Pakesso awoke one morning with the idea of calling the band CerAmony, their creative fire and passion ignited the path and growth of their song-writing abilities.

They would land performances for the "CBC's True North Concert" Series in 2003 and 2005. Eventually, it would lead them to perform one of their politically driven songs "First Son" which featured a fashion show with "Turtle Concepts" in Toronto for the halftime show of the "Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards"

CerAmony has been in the Cree Circuit of music festivals every summer since it's inception. They would also perform outside of the Cree Territory in such places as Chibougamau, QC., Jonquiere, QC., Montreal, Toronto Yellowknife, N.W.T. and Thunder Bay... (Just to name a few places).

In 2009 they were featured in a First Nations political awareness documentary "DetermiNATION Songs" that featured 2 other artist's (Samian of the Algonquin First Nation and Cheri Maracle of the Mohawk First Nation). The documentary aired on APTN Canada and has been featured at various Film festivals in Toronto, Montreal and as well as many other countries.

After 8 long years, CerAmony launched their debut album on March 13th, 2010. The album simply reflects their story as CerAmony, from humble beginnings to the present.

Since garnering recognition at the Juno Awards 2011 and the CAMA Awards 2010, they made their way overseas, embarking on a trip to Germany to perform for the 25th Anniversary Chernobyl incident delegation. The show was a success and is paving the way for more shows in Germany and possibly Europe!

Musically, their inspiration varies from many sources, including their Native American (Cree) roots, political awareness, social awareness and this journey we call life. Ultimately, the band wants to reach the masses with their multi-genred sound.