Kaytranada, 'White Lotus' composer recognized at Quebec-focused SOCAN Gala

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Montreal producer Kaytranada and the composer behind the distinctive score of HBO’s "The White Lotus" are among the winners at a Quebec-based edition of the SOCAN Awards.

A virtual celebration of the SOCAN Gala recognized achievements by francophone and anglophone members of the music organization in 22 categories.

Among the most recognizable is Louis Celestin, known on stage as Kaytranada, who took home songwriter of the year for his release, “Bubba.” The album has also won a Juno and two Grammys.

Cristobal Tapia de Veer picked up the award for screen composer of the year after his percussive score for “The White Lotus” captivated viewers of the breakout HBO hit series.

Pop singer Charlotte Cardin was among the songwriters on "Passive Aggressive," to receive an anglophone popular song award for the track.

The SOCAN Gala is a companion event to the annual SOCAN Awards, which took place in May with a similar online event.

Soulful band Chiiild nabbed the breakout award for their success in the United States.

Other winners Tuesday included Steve Marin who received a non-performer songwriter award for his behind-the-scenes work with pop duo 2Frères.

There was a tie for the electronic music award between Cri and Apashe, while Shreez received the hip-hop/rap award for helping introduce drill-style rapping to Quebec with the album “On Frap.”

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 5, 2021.

David Friend, The Canadian Press

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