Galaxie Rising Stars Award to Be Given to Canadian World Music Acts at Mundial Montreal

Galaxie, sponsor of world music showcase Mundial Montreal, will present one of six nominated Mundial Montreal performers with the Galaxie Rising Stars Award as selected by a jury and accompanied by a cash prize of $1500.

Galaxie, Your Musical Universe, is committed to supporting emerging Canadian music talent through its Galaxie Rising Stars Program. The objective of this program is to help provide opportunities for up-and-coming musicians in all genres by providing showcase opportunities, monetary awards and potential airplay on the Galaxie channels. Since its inception in 2000, over 850 artists have directly benefitted from the Program.

The nominees are Elage Diouf, Aline Morales, Bombolesse, Alejandra Ribera, Autorickshaw, and Roberto Lopez Project.

The jury: Patrick Binette (Galaxie), Jacob Edgar (PBS’s “Music Voyager”, Cumbancha & Putumayo World Music) and Kerry Clarke (Calgary Folk Festival).

The winner of the Award will be announced on stage at Theatre Outremont just before Mundial Montreal’s final concert featuring the exceptional Jorane on November 18, 2011 at 8pm.

Visit www.mundialmontreal.ca for more information.

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