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The International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA), International Portuguese Music Awards, announced on June 23 the nominees for this year’s edition.
There are 14 categories in which nominees from seven countries compete, including Cape Verdean artists Cremilda Medina, Djodje and Mário Marta.
The awards will be presented on September 25th in a virtual show for the second consecutive year, due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Actress and television presenter Catarina Furtado will host the 2021 edition, after Sónia Araújo presented the first ceremony in confinement, in August of last year.
“The 2021 edition of the International Portuguese Music Awards will feature big names including Carminho, Piruka, Rita Guerra, Olavo Bilac, Cremilda Medina, Anjos, Luis Sequeira, who was nominated for the Oscar for best wardrobe in the 2018 edition, and much more”, announced the organization.
The live broadcast of the show can be followed on Facebook and Youtube channel of the International Portuguese Music Awards, on September 25th, with subsequent transmissions guaranteed by several international television channels.”
Cremilda Medina is nominated in the category “Best Performance in Quarantine” with the live stream concert she performed in June last year, a category created in this edition of IPMA while Djodje is nominated in the category “Music Video of the Year” with the video clip “ Bela” and Mário Marta is nominated in the “Best World Music” category with the theme “Aguenta (ft. Lura)”.
Another nomination in the “Best Traditional Performance” category was the theme “Single Day (Live) by Portuguese singer Martim Vicente (ft. Dino d’Santiago)”.
In the “Best World Music” category, the Portuguese singer who has been living in Cape Verde for some years, Zé Perdigão, with the theme Amália (Voz Magoada de Saudade)” which has music by Khaly Angel, is also nominated.
The only category voted on by the public on the IPMA website will be the “People’s Choice Award”, whose voting is expected to start next week