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Quebec is available in robust, Shad extends his historical past making report on Polaris brief record


New initiatives from a few of Quebec’s most cutting-edge musicians have landed spots on the Polaris Music Prize brief record.

Pop provocateur Hubert Lenoir, Congolese-Canadian Pierre Kwenders and digital orchestral composer Ouri are among the many 10 contenders for this yr’s $50,000 award for greatest Canadian album.

They be part of London, Ont. rapper Shad whose “Tao” grew to become his fifth album to be shortlisted for the Polaris, essentially the most of any artist for the reason that prize’s creation in 2006.

Among the many Quebec nominees, Lenoir takes a spot with “Pictura de Ipse: Musique directe,” also called “Image of Myself,” an idea album that set recorded conversations of his each day life to musical compositions.

Kwenders, who was born Jose Louis Modabi in Kinshasa, Congo earlier than transferring to Montreal, is acknowledged for “Jose Louis And The Paradox Of Love.” The album captures the dancefloor vitality of Afro-Latin beats and encompasses a collaboration with Arcade Hearth`s Win Butler and Regine Chassagne.

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Ouri is the stage identify of Ourielle Auve, whose album “Body of a Fauna” was impressed by her classical coaching in France and the digital music she found upon transferring to Montreal.

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First Nations hip hop act Snotty Nostril Rez Youngsters picked up their third nod for “Life After” whereas Indigenous duo Ombiigizi landed on the record for his or her debut “Sewn Again Collectively,” produced by Damaged Social Scene’s Kevin Drew.

Different Polaris-nominated albums embody Toronto singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson’s “Alpha,” Rosaireville, N.B.-raised Lisa Leblanc’s “Chiac Disco,” St. John’s-based musician Kelly McMichael’s “Waves” and Vancouver rock band Destroyer’s “Labyrinthitis.”

The Polaris Music Prize names the very best Canadian album of the earlier yr — regardless of style or gross sales — as chosen by a gaggle of journalists, broadcasters and bloggers. The winner can be introduced Sept. 19 throughout a gala presentation at Toronto’s Carlu.

Tickets for the night can be found via Ticketmaster whereas the ceremony can be webcast dwell on CBC Music.

Final yr, the Polaris went to hip hop artist Cadence Weapon for “Parallel World,” his poetic reflection on race, policing and expertise that was largely impressed by the George Floyd protests in 2020.

Every runner-up receives $3,000.

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