Jully Black Receives AFN Honours for Her Contribution to Canada’s Anthem Transformation
Jully Black, a Canadian R&B singer, is being recognized for her contribution to the transformation of Canada’s Anthem, at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) meeting. Canada’s time-honoured O Canada song is being altered by the Canadian parliament to be more gender-neutral.
Who is Jully Black?
Jully Black is the first Black woman to win a JUNO award in the “R&B / Soul Recording of the Year” category. She has fought for justice and equality within the music industry and beyond.
The Prime Minister of Canada’s Cultural Advisor, Scott Proudfoot, presented Jully with a gift and a piece of art, acknowledging her work evolving the anthem. Scott Proudfoot stated that Black was “one of the loudest and proudest voices” advocating for the change.
Jully Black’s Struggle
Being a pioneer comes with a price, and Jully Black’s exceptional contribution to Canadian music is often overlooked. She has overcome many obstacles, including discrimination within the industry, to reach new heights. She still fights for representation and diverse and inclusive music for all.
Jully’s Take on the Recognition
Jully Black, delighted with the recognition, expressed profound gratitude for being able to contribute towards a more inclusive Canada. She has fought all her life for marginalized communities to receive fair representation and a voice.
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Summary: Jully Black, the R&B artist from Canada, has been honoured by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for her contribution to the transformation of Canada’s Anthem. She is acknowledged for being one of the strongest voices supporting the gender-neutral evolution of O Canada. #ENTERTAINMENT