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Nominees for the 2017 International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA)


The International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) organizers are proud to announce the nominees for their 5 th annual Award Show. The event will be held on Saturday, April 22, starting at 7:00PM at the majestic Zeiterion Theatre located in historic downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. Awards will be presented in 11 different categories. This year’s nominee’s hail from 8 different countries. In addition, two artists have been chosen as finalists in the “New Talent Category” and will perform live the night of the Award Show while being judged by music industry professionals. The winner will be chosen and announced during the event.

The nominees are as follows:

Music Video of the Year

“Click Click Boom” by Dieze, Director: Louis Antonino (FRANCE) 

“Raio de Sol” by Cremilda Medina, Director: Paulo Macedo  (CAPE VERDE)

“Eu Espero” by Pérola, Director:  Klasszik & Jihad Kahwajy (ANGOLA)

“Coração Vadio” by Sandra Correia, Director: João Costa Menezes (PORTUGAL)


“Tango Abril en Portugal” by Manhattan Camerata (USA)

“The Love of Playing” by Mike Kerr (USA)

“Monastic Lullabye” by Jazz Explorers (USA)

“Passaritos Fritos” by Louis Simão (CANADA)

World Music

“Mãe Negra” by Tony Gouveia (CANADA)

“Três Anos” by Louis Simão (CANADA)

“Gwensinza” by Sarah Musayimuto (DENMARK)

“Tu y Yo” by Anna Dominguez (USA)


“A Nossa Desgarrada (Pai e Filho) (ft. Devan Demelo)” by David DeMelo (USA)

“Ride The Wind” by Edie DaPonte (CANADA)

“Olhos Negros” by Sarah Pacheco (USA)

“Fazemos Festa (ft. The Portuguese Kids)” by Joey Medeiros (USA)


“Condenada a Viver-te” by Clara Santos (CANADA) 

“Toma Conta de Mim” by Liliana Martins (PORTUGAL)

“Guitarra Povo” by Sarah Pacheco (USA)

“Fado Sorriso” by Mara Pedro (PORTUGAL)


“Need Your Love (ft. Jay Perez)” by CUETWO (CANADA)

“Entertain Your Life” by Melo Musik (USA)

“Acabou” by Sofia (PORTUGAL)

“Eu Quero Sonhar” by Anna Dominguez (USA)


“Tchillar” by Nucho (PORTUGAL)

“Party With You” by Nutso (USA)

“#Moboneco” by Nsoki (PORTUGAL)

“Outra Metade” by Andy Scotch (PORTUGAL)


“My Choices” by Kezia Kerr (BRAZIL)

“Here I Stand” by Without Warning (USA)

“New World” by Bed Legs (PORTUGAL)

“When Morning Breaks” by FirstBourne (USA)


“My Treasure” by Nsoki (PORTUGAL)

“Só Mais Uma Vez” by Sarah Pacheco (USA)

“Walk in the Rain” by Cristóvam (PORTUGAL)

“Domino” by Sabrina Alves (SOUTH AFRICA)

Musica Popular

“Assim se Diz” by Zé Duarte (USA)

“Margarida” by Tony Camara (CANADA) 

“Baila Suavamente” by Joey Medeiros (USA)

“Rosa Branca” by Sarah Pacheco (USA)

New Talent

Tz (Angola)

Nikita (CANADA) 

Song of the Year

“Três Anos” by Louis Simão (CANADA), written by Louis Simão and Wagner Petrilli

“Só Mais Uma Vez” by Sarah Pacheco (USA), written by Sarah Pacheco and Milu Pacheco

“Assim Se Diz” by Zé Duarte (USA), written by Zé Duarte

“We Are All Refugees” by Moses Christopher (PORTUGAL), written by Moses Christopher

An additional category is the Azores Airlines People’s Choice category. This is the only category voted on by the general public via online votes on our web site. The voting process is expected to commence during the first half of March. The public should stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information in the coming days.

The 2017 International Portuguese Music Awards includes performances by various prominent artists including, Portuguese-Brazilian recording artist and Latin Grammy award-winner Daniela Mercury (this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient), and Portuguese recording artist Olavo Bilac (singer of the legendary rock band “Santos e Pecadores”). For tickets visit https://zeiterion.org/2017IPMA.

Following the 2017 IPMA Awards Show will be a spectacular After-Party at The Cultural Center located in Fall River, MA. All performers will be on hand the night before for the 2017 red-carpet Gala to be held at the Cultural Center, in Fall River, MA. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans to meet some of their favorite artists.

For more information regarding the 2017 IPMA events and to purchase tickets for the red-carpet Gala and After-Party please visit www.ipmaawards.com, like us on Facebook (facebook.com/InternationalPortugueseMusicAwards) and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ipma_awards . The official social media hashtag for the 2017 nominations is #IPMANoms. The official hashtag for the 2017 events in general is #2017IPMA.

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