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Montreal musician Pierre Kwenders wins 2022 Polaris Music Prize

Montreal musician Pierre Kwenders wins 2022 Polaris Music Prize

Pierre Kwenders has gained the 2022 Polaris Music Prize for his album José Louis and the Paradox Of Love.

The Congolese-Canadian’s third album was chosen for the $50,000 prize by an 11-member grand jury that named it finest Canadian album of the 12 months primarily based on its inventive benefit.

José Louis and the Paradox Of Love blends the dancefloor vitality of Afro-Latin beats with affect from the music scene in Kwenders’ house in Montreal.

The Polaris Music Prize is taken into account one of many nation’s most prestigious music awards.

Earlier winners embody Cadence Weapon, Haviah Mighty, Jeremy Dutcher and Kaytranada.

An eclectic group of Canadian musicians had been up for this 12 months’s prize, together with rapper Shad, Vancouver rock band Destroyer and Rosaireville, N.B.-raised Lisa LeBlanc.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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