Congrats to Lido Pimienta for winning the 2017 Polaris Music Prize for the album “La Papessa”!
“The Prize, which was presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation. It was determined by a Grand Jury of 11 music media professionals drawn from the greater Polaris jury pool of almost 200 writers, editors, broadcasters, DJs and personalities from across the country.
Held at the historic Carlu in downtown Toronto, the evening featured performances by six of the 10 nominees, including include Pimienta, Weaves, Leif Vollebekk, Tanya Tagaq, Feist and Lisa Leblanc. The evening also featured the exclusive worldwide debut of Leonard Cohen’s new video for “Leaving the Table,” directed by Christopher Mills.” – (Source: Polaris Music Prize).
Lido Pimienta will embark on a short run of EU dates in the Fall including Iceland Airwaves and Pitchfork Avantgarde Paris festivals and a headline show in London!