Tanya Tagaq con l’album ‘Animism‘. Il Polaris Music Prize 2014 viene dunque assegnato alla 37enne cantante canadese che fa centro pieno al terzo album (il precedente ‘Auk/Blood’ vedeva la collaborazione anche di Mike Patton). L’equivalente canadese del Mercury Prize quest’anno aveva mandato in nomination Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Drake, Mac DeMarco, Jessy Lanza, Owen Pallett, Shad, Timber Timbre e Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. La vincitrice ha dichiarato: “We’ve been doing it our own way without backing down artistically or conforming, so to be recognized in this way and have so many people latch on makes me feel the world is tolerable. There’s so much hurt in the world and within indigenous cultures with colonialism. Canada is in a desperate need for repair and I think a lot of people are tired of living this way and just to have people understand where we’re coming from makes me have hope that we can move forward and expose the true history of Canada”.
Final Fantasy (2006)
Patrick Watson (2007)
Fucked Up (2009)
Arcade Fire (2011)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013)