Cape Breton Mi’kmaq students win award –

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November 12, 2012

About 120 students from Mi’kmaq schools in Cape Breton have new bragging rights.

The children were part of a recording project that won the Aboriginal Recording of the Year Award at last weekend’s Nova Scotia Music Awards.

The project co-ordinator, Angelo Spinazzola, said the kids likely haven’t yet fully absorbed the news.

“They don’t even realize how big this is. This is a nice award.”

The album, The First Nations Songwriting Sessions, features songs written and performed by students from grades 2 to 6.

Spinazzola works with the kids to develop a theme for each song, write the lyrics and arrange the music.

The project gives the students hope and strength, he said.

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