An international jury made up of song specialists from Québec and Wallonia-Brussels has singled out Jérôme Minière for the Rapsat-Lelièvre award. The Québec artist won the prize for his album Le vrai le faux.
The singer-songwriter will receive his award officially on July 24 during the Francofolies festival in Spa, Belgium. He will also give a performance at the Carrefour des Talents stage. The latest award is in addition to the numerous kudos that Minière’s electro-pop album has drawn since its Québec release in October 2010. Le vrai le faux conveys the artist’s day-to-day impressions and takes an incisive look at modern society.
The Rapsat-Lelièvre award is bestowed on an alternating basis on individual performers and groups from Québec and Wallonia-Brussels. Prior to Jérôme Minière, BaliMurphy won the prize in 2010. Ariane Moffatt was singled out for the distinction in 2009.
The award is administered jointly and supported financially by the Ministère des Relations internationales, the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine and Wallonie-Bruxelles International. It was created under a cooperation agreement between the governments of Québec and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
Prix Rapsat-Lelièvre (in French)
Jérôme Minière (in French)