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2020 Polaris Music Prize Grand Jury Revealed, Winner To Be Revealed Oct. 19 On CBC Gem And CBC Music

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its 2020 Grand Jury. The 11 members of the Grand Jury are: CHAD BRUNET (CJSR) RICKY CASTANEDO LAREDO (CJSF) BRUNO COULOMBE (Le Canal Auditif) CHAKA V. GRIER (Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste) KIMBERLEY DOOSHIMA JEV (Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste) LIISA LADOUCEUR (Freelance journalist / […]

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Corb Lund Covers Gordon Lightfoot’s “Oh, Linda” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

The Polaris Music Prize has released the video for its first SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2020 featuring award-winning songwriter Corb Lund covering “Oh, Linda” from Gordon Lightfoot’s Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album, Lightfoot! The Cover Sessions series is also supported by Re:Sound. An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via […]

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2020 Polaris Short List Is Here

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The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2020 Short List. The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Backxwash – God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It Caribou – Suddenly Junia-T – Studio Monk Kaytranada – Bubba nêhiyawak – nipiy Pantayo – […]

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Listen To The Polaris Sound Series: Frequencies Playlist

· by Dooshima Jev

Black lives matter. This playlist honours the eclectic variety of Black Canadian music, from the Western plains of Alberta to the Eastern shores of Prince Edward Islands. The artists in this playlist will take the listener on an epic sonic journey celebrating previous Polaris nominees. This playlist speaks to the current social unrest awoken by […]

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Listen To The Polaris Sound Series: Ally Forces Playlist

· by Michelle da Silva

One of my favourite parts about Pride Month is the abundance of musical performances. At clubs, concert halls and outdoor stages across Toronto’s Gay Village, LGBTQ2S artists are showcased in a way that’s extraordinary compared to the rest of the year. Perhaps more importantly, queer and trans musicians play to audiences that distinctly reflect their […]

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Listen To The Polaris Sound Series: Tounes Playlist

· by Bruno Coulombe

As poet and singer Gilles Vigneault said, “Francophonie is a large country, with no borders.” Francophone music also knows no borders, not just physical but also in terms of genres or types of expression. It embraces just about every form of music: folk, rock, pop, hip-hop, electronic; and may alternately be politically engaged, sentimental, poetic […]

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2020 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its 40 album Long List. This year’s Long List is presented by Canada Council for the Arts. The 2020 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: Allie X – Cape God Anachnid – Dreamweaver Aquakultre – Legacy Marie-Pierre Arthur – Des feux pour voir Backxwash – […]

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2020 Polaris Music Prize Long List To Be Revealed June 15 By Past Nominees

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, will reveal its 40 album Long List on June 15 with a little help from our friends. This year’s Long List will be presented by Canada Council for the Arts and will feature an array of past Polaris nominees revealing this year’s albums. Past Polaris nominees currently […]

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Listen To The Polaris Sound Series: Indigeneity Playlist

The Indigenous storytellers in this playlist will take the listener on a sonic journey through the experiences of the Indigenous people of Canada, laying bare the scars of colonialism, and lead us from the pain, frustration and desperation to the glorious resurgence of cultural liberation and pride. Everything in this world is part of a […]

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