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January 31st, 2023

Lisa LeBlanc and Les Louanges nominated at the 2023 JUNO Awards

June 14th, 2022

Our artists on the Polaris Prize Long List

February 25th, 2022

Bonsound at Osheaga

December 7th, 2021

GAMIQ 2021: A successful night for Bonsound artists

October 13th, 2021

2021 GAMIQ nominations

September 22nd, 2021

2021 ADISQ Nominations

January 18th, 2021

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin release a music video for the Sentiment remix by Pedro da Linha

Pierre Kwenders
October 23rd, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin unveil Classe Tendresse

Pierre Kwenders
October 1st, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin share second single, Ego

Pierre Kwenders
September 10th, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin share Sentiment, the first single from Classe Tendresse, their collaborative EP to be released on October 23rd

Pierre Kwenders
June 16th, 2020

Pierre Kwenders live at the Belle Gueule microfestival

Pierre Kwenders
October 25th, 2018

Pierre Kwenders wins Album of the year - World Music at this year's Gala de l'ADISQ!

Pierre Kwenders
July 17th, 2018

Polaris Music Prize: Pierre Kwenders on the Short List!

Pierre Kwenders
May 22nd, 2018

Pierre Kwenders presents 'Live at the Apollo'

Pierre Kwenders
May 14th, 2018

Pierre Kwenders wins the Rap/R&B artist of the year Award at the 2018 INDIES

Pierre Kwenders
January 23rd, 2018

Pierre Kwenders presents a music video for Makanda

Pierre Kwenders
August 15th, 2017

Pierre Kwenders unveils two new singles from his upcoming album

Pierre Kwenders
June 20th, 2017

Pierre Kwenders announces the release of his new album and shares a music video

Pierre Kwenders
April 11th, 2017

Pierre Kwenders unveils a music video for Woods of Solitude off his upcoming album

Pierre Kwenders
April 15th, 2016

Pierre Kwenders releases Popolipo (The Remixes) EP

Pierre Kwenders

Pierre Kwenders presents a music video for Makanda

In 2017, Pierre Kwenders won over the public with the release of his critically-acclaimed sophomore album MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time. Pierre Kwenders’ second album, produced by Shabazz Palaces’ Tendai Maraire, is a wildly inventive, globe-spanning triumph. (Pitchfork) The Afro-Canadian singer-songwriter now kicks off the year in full force. Premiering today via AFROPUNK, he shares the music video for his album’s title track, Makanda, featuring Palaceer Lazaro (Shabazz Palaces) and SassyBlack.

Directed by Patrice Laliberté (finalist for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards’ Best Live Action Short Drama), the video has a black-and-white film aesthetic. It features Palaceer Lazaro and Luciana Marcos, a MMA fighter.

Last autumn, Pierre Kwenders headed off to Europe to perform his new songs across France and England. He ended 2017 in front of 100 000 people at Montreal’s Old-Port during the big New Year’s Eve celebration. The artist will be performing alongside Busty and The Bass on January 26th at the Corona Theatre. Tickets are on sale online. He will open for the band during their tour across Western Canada in March, right after playing the Apollo Theatre in New York alongside Tony Allen, Black Coffee and Jeff Mills. He has also been added to this year’s SXSW lineup in Austin, Texas, which runs from March 9th to 18th. For all his tour dates, visit

Upcoming shows
01/26/18 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Corona (Opening for Busty and the Bass)
02/06/18 New Orleans, LA // Krewe du Kanaval Mardi Gras Parade)
03/03/18 New York, NY // Apollo Theater (Africa Now!)
03/06/18 Victoria, BC // Capital Ballroom (Opening for Busty and the Bass)
03/07/18 Vancouver, BC // Imperial (Opening for Busty and the Bass)
03/09/18 Calgary, AB // The Gateway Bar (Opening for Busty and the Bass)
03/10/18 Edmonton, AB // The Rec Room (Opening for Busty and the Bass)