Video: 2016 FICG crowns Samuele; Lydia Képinski wins the SOCAN Award

Samuele (left) was the grand prize winner at the 48th Festival international de la chanson de Granby, and Lydia Képinski, winner of the SOCAN Award.
August 29, 2016

SOCAN member Samuele won the grand prize following the final round of the 48th edition of the Festival international de la chanson de Granby (FICG), held on Aug. 26, 2016, at Granby’s Palace Theatre. The finalists were Samuele, Étienne Fletcher, Catherine Dagenais and Lydia Képinski. It was during the semi finals that Lydia Képinski was chosen for the SOCAN Award, earning her a cash prize of $1,000 for her song Apprendre à mentir.

SOCAN’s Eric Parazelli, editor of Paroles & Musique magazine, interviewed Lydia Képinski during the SOCAN cocktail reception the night before the final round, and the artist talks about what an honour it is to win the prize, how her winning song came to be, and the importance of SOCAN’s work:

Once more this year, SOCAN sponsored the event – the only organization to have sponsored every single edition of the Festival’s 48 years so far, as the FICG’s president reminded the audience – by presenting its SOCAN cocktail reception. Among the attendees were SOCAN member Klô Pelgag, much to the delight of the attending professional delegates. SOCAN also presented of a workshop for the semi-finalists.

To find out more about the FICG, or to see a full list of the award winners, visit the organization’s website (French only).