This year’s winner of the Hagood Hardy Award, for a creator of World Music who stood out in 2018, AfrotroniX will receive his honour at the 30th annual SOCAN Awards Gala in Montréal, on Sept. 22 at La Tohu. Voted best African DJ at the AFRIMA Gala, he tells us about the concept behind the project that’s taken him all over the world; about his attachment to Québec; sand about his desire to abolish the province’s often too opaque musical barriers, as well as explaining the deep meaning of his signature white helmet.