The seventh annual edition of the Gala Dynastie – Soirée Culture, was held on March 1, 2023, at Place des Arts’ Théâtre Maisonneuve in Montréal. Fourteen awards were handed out during the event, which celebrates artists from Black communities who contribute to the richness and diversity of Québec’s cultural scene.

Comedian Preach was the host of the Gala, the theme of which, this year, was “I Am Power.” The night saw several high-profile artists offer performances that set the tone for the celebration: Kim Richardson shared the stage with Kayiri and the Deevine choir, and Aiza, King Shadrock, Sunny Boisvert, DJ Mohtorious, and Wesli also tore the roof off of the sold-out venue. This was to the delight of the attendees, among whom was SOCAN Creative and Partnerships Executive Sara Dendane.

Among the award winners, several SOCAN members were recognized in the music categories:

Music Video of the Year
Jay Jay—Bloc Boy

World Music Artist or Group of the Year

Anglophone Artist or Group of the Year
Zach Zoya

Francophone Artist or Group of the Year

Artist or Group Having Achieved Outstanding Success Internationally

Musical Breakthrough of the Year
Magi Merlin

Visit the Gala Dynastie website for the complete list of nominations. You can experience the Gala Dynastie on the Natyf TV website.