Le Vent du Nord, Lisa LeBlanc, Laura Niquay & Afrikana Soul Sister are among the 2022 ADISQ winners

Le Vent du Nord. Photo by Elizabeth Szekeres.

The annual ADISQ gala – essentially the Quebecois version of the Junos – took place at MTELUS in Montreal on Wednesday night, and there were several familiar names among the winners.

Notably, Le Vent du Nord received their second career Felix for their 20th anniversary album 20 printemps.

Also on the list: Afrikana Soul Sister, who already won this year’s Juno for Global Music Album of the Year and whose lead singer, Djely Tapa, was a solo Juno winner in 2020.

Both LVDN and Africana Soul Sister performed at the gala.

Here are five award winners of note to folk and world fans:

Folk Album of the Year: Jay Scott – Ses Plus Grands Succès

Indigenous Language Album of the Year: Laura Niquay – Waska Matisiwin

World Music Album of the Year: Afrikana Soul Sister – Kalasö

Pop Album of the Year: Lisa LeBlanc – Chiac Disco

Traditional Album of the Year: Le Vent du North – 20 printemps

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