Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 5:15 AM ET

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National Audio 5:15 AM ET

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NAT023 - (ENT-MUSIC-Sweden-Polar-Music-Prize) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-24s. American rapper and D-J Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and an international music charity have won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019. The award panel said Grandmaster Flash, born Joseph Saddler, is "rightly heralded as a hip-hop virtuoso." It cited Grammy Award-winning Mutter for playing with "virtuosity and astonishing clarity." The panel says the Playing For Change Foundation, which runs music programs in developing countries, brings "peace to the world through music." The winners will each receive a cash prize equivalent to 107-thousand U-S dollars. Previous laureates include artists Sting, Paul McCartney and Canadian Joni Mitchell. …

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