Prize of 50,000 Canadian dollars won by classically trained indigenous singer who reinterpreted traditional songs of his Native Wolastoq people
Jeremy Dutcher, a singer performing in the indigenous Wolastoq language, has won Canada’s most prestigious pop music award, the Polaris prize.
The prize – the equivalent of the UK’s Mercury prize – was announced at a gala in Toronto on Monday. It is voted for by a panel of journalists, broadcasters and music industry figures, and given to what they deem the year’s best Canadian album.Continue reading...
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