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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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Polaris Music Prize 2020 Key Dates Announced

Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its key dates for 2020. The 40 album Long List for the 15th edition of the prize will be announced June 15. The 10 album Short List will be unveiled on July 15. This year’s Polaris Gala is September 21 at The Carlu in Toronto, Ont […]

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Oscar Peterson Trio’s ‘Night Train’ And D.O.A.’s ‘Hardcore 81’ Receive 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Designation

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The Polaris Music Prize has announced Oscar Peterson Trio’s Night Train and D.O.A.’s Hardcore 81 albums have received 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. D.O.A.’s genre-defining hardcore punk album from 1981 was chosen over 11 other nominated albums in the Re:Sound-supported Heritage Prize public voting category, which ran this year from September 17 to […]

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2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Voting Is Now Open

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Voting for the 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize is now open. The Heritage Prize is also supported by Re:Sound. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are Canadian albums of the artistic distinction, without regards to sales or affiliations. This is our version of a hall of fame where […]

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