International Portuguese Music Awards

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8th Annual International Portuguese Music Awards

IPMA is an annual awards show that recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry by artists of Portuguese ancestry.

2020 IPMA performers include:

Starlight– Luso-Canadian band entertaining international Portuguese communities for over 34 years. Their version of the song “Canção da Familia” remains one of the biggest hits ever in Luso communities around the world.

Aurea– Portuguese soul, pop, and blues singer who won MTV Europe Music Awards in both 2011 and 2012. In 2015, she became one of the coaches on The Voice Portugal

Miguel Gameiro– Portuguese singer/songwriter who made his solo album debut in 2010 after nearly two decades as the front-man of Pólo Norte, one of Portugal’s premier rock bands of the late ’90s

Dino d’Santiago– Portuguese singer of Cape Verdean descent known for bridging together the traditional Morna, Batuku, and Funaná with contemporary R&B and Global Club Music. He befriended Madonna in Lisbon and helped influence some of the music on her latest album.

Eratoxica– New England-based Portuguese rock band who after 17 years have released 6 albums and 2 live DVDs. They routinely perform for Luso audiences in Canada, New Jersey, California, Azores, and more.

GNR– a.k.a Grupo Novo Rock, is a legendary Portuguese pop/rock band formed in Porto in 1981. They are one of the pioneers of the Portuguese rock scene and one of the only groups to sell out a stadium, back in 1992 when more than 40,000 attended their concert in Lisbon’s Estádio de Alvalade.

Past performers have included Xutos e Pontapés, Nuno Bettencourt, João Pedro Pais, Miguel Angelo, Daniela Mercury, Paulo Gonzo, Pedro Abrunhosa, Roberto Leal, Boss AC, Carlão, Sam the Kid, Olavo Bilac, Lucenzo, Marco Paulo, and more. The show is filmed and later aired online and on TV networks locally and internationally. Visit for more info.

This production is a rental of The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. If you are interested in renting the theater, lobby or Member Lounge for a performance, event, meeting or conference, please contact Justin LaCroix at