About This Show
The Polaris Podcast explores the rich and intriguing stories behind the Canadian music albums of distinction that have been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize and its related Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. Through interviews with the artists behind these albums as well as in-depth analysis from expert Polaris jurors, the podcast shines a light on the magical music that informs the Polaris universe.
Most Recent Episode
Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq "You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)"
The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, releases its second Polaris Collaboration Session featuring 2015 Polaris winner Buffy Sainte-Marie and 2014 winner Tanya Tagaq.
"You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)" was written by Sainte-Marie and inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla, who competed in the first-ever Iditarod dog sled race in 1973 and was the subject of the 1979 film, Spirit Of The Wind.
The purpose of the Polaris Collaboration Session is to get two Polaris nominees in the same room to create a whole new piece of music. These sessions are presented by Stingray Music and supported by Canada Council.
A full interview with Sainte-Marie and Tagaq talking about the collaboration can be found as part of Polaris Podcast EP5.