Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Musical interlude of the week: Karkwa

Recently, Karkwa has been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize for their lovely album "les chemins de verre." Do I believe that a Francophone album has a chance in hell of winning? No. Simply given the fact that out of 50 albums that have been shortlisted during the past 5 years, only 3 have been Francophone and two of those nominations were for Malajube. Apparemment, ils sont les seuls musiciens francophones de valeur au Canada. And could the overall selection get anymore White?? Or did I miss the memo informing us that only White (mostly male) Anglos make noteworthy music in Canada?

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