Karim Ouellet was a Quebec artist born in Senegal who has passed away recently. His unique musical contribution along with his texts have changed the face of Quebec’s poetry. Singer, songwriter and composer, he was first noticed during the 2009 edition of Festival international de la chanson de Granby.
Subsequently, he was awarded many honours, such as the Félix-Leclerc award for his song entitled L’amour. He was also rewarded the Révélation award by Radio-Canada in 2012-2013. Shortly before his death on January 17, 2022, in Quebec City, he was working on his fourth album and was also part of a jury in a singing competition named Anjou Star.
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A guide by Laurie Couture, adapted in English by Valerie Harnois, in collaboration with Karine Turcotte.