Video: Les sœurs Boulay, Safia Nolin, 2Frères win 2016 ADISQ Awards

(Photos: Eric Parazelli)
November 1, 2016

The 2016 Gala de l’ADISQ (its 38th annual edition) was held on Oct. 30 at Montréal’s Place des Arts, celebrating the Québec music throughout the evening. Among the winners were Les soeurs Boulay, who walked away with the Folk Album of the Year award for 4488 de l’Amour.

In an interview with SOCAN’s  Paroles & Musique Editor Eric Parazelli, Stéphanie and Mélanie Boulay, still very emotional from their victory, talk about the importance of longevity and being loyal to their collaborators, and share the very detailed creative process that characterizes their repertoire.

As for 2Frères, the duo won two honours, for Pop Album (for Nous Autres) and Group or Duo of the Year. Érik and Sonny Caouette shared their victory with the songwriters who collaborated on their debut album, chief among them Steve Marin, Alexandre Poulin and Amélie Larocque. In our interview, they mention how they plan to ramp up their own songwriting efforts on their next album.

Finally, the Gala de l’ADISQ very deservedly recognized Safia Nolin as Breakout Artist of the Year. She won the same honour at the Gala de la SOCAN last September, as well as the Prix Félix-Leclerc 2016. During our interview, she explains that she appreciates the accolades she’s received this year, but admits that the creative process for her next album is moving very slowly.

To watch all the SOCAN video interviews from the 2016 ADISQ Gala, click here.