Providence Will Host These Performers for International Portuguese Music Awards
The 11th annual International Portuguese Music Awards are set for Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Providence Performing Arts Center.
The International Portuguese Music Awards has recognized music produced by Portuguese artists around the globe since 2013. The internationally televised event will be hosted in Providence for the second time.
There are 13 award categories including rock, rap, fado, pop, music video and best new talent. Artists have until Nov. 30 to submit their music to be considered for nomination. Award show tickets are on sale now. More information is available on ipmaawards.com.
The performer lineup includes:
Marisa Liz, a coach on The Voice Portugal since 2014. She was the lead singer of the pop rock band Amor Electro until 2019, and recently released her first single in her new solo venture.
Plutonio, who launched hit after hit in the rap scene and has been experimenting with afrobeats, increasingly popular in Portugal. His third full-length album from 2019 contained four singles that entered the Portuguese Top 10. In 2021, he was nominated for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Portuguese Act.
Ruby Anderson, who gained recognition as a finalist on Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search, after which she signed with MDC Music in Toronto. She was nominated in the IPMA “Pop” category in 2022.
Eratoxica, a New England-based rock band with six albums to their name. They often tour the United States, Canada and the Azores. They performed at the first IPMA in 2013.
Diogo Piçarra, a multi-platinum recording artist who has been a coach on The Voice Portugal since 2019. In 2018 and 2021, he was awarded the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Portuguese Act. He has hit some of the biggest music festival stages such as Rock in Rio Lisboa.
Toy, which has a 50-year career that includes participating in several TV and radio programs and traveling to South Africa, Canada and across Europe.
Pedro Abrunhosa, whose music career spanning back to the '80s earned him an IPMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. At one point he was one of the best-selling Portuguese artists in the industry. Abrunhosa is also a co-founder of the Jazz School of Porto.
Dulce Pontes, who has had prominent collaborations with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Caetano Veloso and Cesária Évora. In 1991, she represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Tickets for the after-party to be held at The Strand Ballroom & Theatre will go on sale in early 2023.