Montreal, February 7, 2021 – The Conseil des arts de Montréal is proud to have partnered with the Conseil québécois de la musique for over 20 years to sponsor the Prix Opus awards honouring excellence and diversity in Québec concert music. For this 24th edition, the Conseil is awarding a $10,000 purse for the Prix Opus for inclusion and diversity – Montreal, which was created to reflect the many faces and facets of the musical practices coexisting in the city.Djely Tapa, Winner of the Prix Opus for Inclusion and Diversity – Montreal
This year’s Prix Opus for inclusion and diversity – Montreal goes to Djely Tapa, who distinguished herself admirably during the 2019-2020 season.
Along with winning the Juno Award for the world music album of the year and the RIDEAU Accès culture Award in 2020, the singer-songwriter of Malian origin was also named Radio-Canada’s “Révélation” in world music in 2019. There’s no doubt that Djely Tapa has made her mark on Québec’s world music scene in the last few seasons with her unique voice and musical styling.
The jury specifically wishes to acknowledge her unique singing style and the clear and profound way she describes her artistic approach and her place as an artist in Québec society as a singer, griot and leader in her artistic and cultural community.
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