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Polaris Podcast

Oct 4, 2017

Lido Pimienta's 'La Papessa' album has won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize. In this episode we spoke with Francella Fiallos, one of the grand jurors who advocated for 'La Papessa' at the Polaris Gala on September 18. We'll also talk to the winner, Lido Pimienta, who'll explain what 'La Papessa' is about.

Sep 11, 2017

Every year the Polaris jury passionately support waaaay more albums than what happens to make the 40 album Long List or 10 album Short List. We call this the Longer List and we gathered jurors Francella Fiallos (CKDU), Dustin McGladrey (CFWE), Anupa Mistry (Vevo) and Jean-√Čtienne Sheehy (freelance journalist) to talk...

Aug 15, 2017

With the help of CBC's Raina Douris, we assembled a panel of Polaris jurors including Adrian Lee, Jill Krajewski and Chaka Grier to predict what would make the 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List. Then, once the list got announced, we got their reactions to it.

Jul 12, 2017

We travel to Ottawa, Ontario for this special live taping at the National Arts Centre after the announcement of the 2017 Long List. Jurors Ryan Bresee, Erin Flynn, Valerie Lessard, and Fateema Sayani dissect, lament, and predict which album might win the 2017 Polaris Music Prize. Featuring a live performance from Long...

Jun 19, 2017

Three-time Polaris nominee Cadence Weapon is an ace rapper, producer, and former poet laureate of Edmonton, Alberta. He discusses his debut album 'Breaking Kayfabe' and his all-consuming obsession with the music of Destroyer's Dan Bejar.