Relive the Polaris Music Prize 2022 Gala in Photos, Including Pierre Kwenders, Charlotte Day Wilson and Hubert Lenoir

Plus Snotty Nose Rez Kids, OMBIIGIZI, Kelly McMichael and last year's winner Cadence Weapon
Relive the Polaris Music Prize 2022 Gala in Photos, Including Pierre Kwenders, Charlotte Day Wilson and Hubert Lenoir
Photo: Jennifer Hyc
Last night, the Polaris Music Prize handed out its 2022 prize to Pierre Kwenders for his album José Louis and the Paradox of Love.

But while Kwenders ultimately came out on top, all of the artists had time to shine, with the 10 long-listed nominees performing live at the Polaris Gala at the Carlu in Toronto. Following a performance from last year's winner Cadence Weapon, the night saw performances from Lisa LeBlancHubert LenoirKelly McMichaelOMBIIGIZIOuriShadSnotty Nose Rez KidsCharlotte Day Wilson and Fresh Pepper (standing in for Destroyer, who wasn't in attendance) — plus, of course, Kwenders.

Exclaim! was on hand to capture all the action. Below, relive the highlights of the night with photos by Jennifer Hyc.

Cadence Weapon

Fresh Pepper

Pierre Kwenders

Lisa LeBlanc

Hubert Lenoir

Kelly McMichael

OMBIIGIZI

Ouri

Shad

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Charlotte Day Wilson