Canadian Musician - November/December 2021 - Page 17

Bruce Cockburn , Salome Bey & Jully Black to be Inducted into Canada ’ s Walk of Fame
Canada ’ s Walk of Fame has added 10 new inductees to its prestigious ranks , and among them are three renowned musicians : Bruce Cockburn , Jully Black , and Salome Bey .
Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics , spirituality , and musical diversity . For his many achievements spanning five decades , 350 songs , and 13 Juno Awards , the Ottawa-born singersongwriter is an Officer of the Order of Canada and is widely respected for his activism on issues including Indigenous rights , land mines , the environment , and Third World debt .
Jully Black is a platinum-selling , multi-award-winning international recording artist , songwriter , musical
stage and television actress , broadcast personality – and “ Canada ’ s Queen of R & B / Soul .” She has collaborated
with music heavyweights , including Destiny ’ s Child , Nas , Kardinal Offishall , Ian Thornley , Serena Ryder ,
Dan Hill , Jay-Z , Celine Dion , Elton John , and Etta James , to name a few . Her passion for philanthropy has
taken her from the shanty towns of Bangladesh to the villages of South Africa and Kenya and all across
Canada . She is the founder of the 360 health , wellness and lifestyle organization 100 Strong and Sexy , and
fitness movement The Power of Step .
Salome Bey is a cultural icon whose influence in music and theatre reaches worldwide . Known as
“ Canada ’ s First Lady of the Blues ,” she received Tony and Grammy nominations for her principal role in
Broadway ’ s Your Arms Too Short to Box with God . She also earned two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for her
seminal work Indigo !, a cabaret show that she conceived , wrote , and starred in , which chronicles the history
of Black music . In addition , she recorded three albums and toured internationally with her siblings as Andy
& The Bey Sisters and is featured on two albums with the legendary Horace Silver . Known for her extensive activism and advocacy work in
the community , Bey contributed vocals to the 1985 song “ Tears Are Not Enough ,” recorded by a supergroup of Canadian artists to raise funds
for Ethiopian famine relief .
For more information , including complete list of new and past inductees , go to www . canadaswalkoffame . com .