Edmonton Music Prize 2022 Finalists


We’d like to congratulate Cristian de la Luna for winning the 2022 Edmonton Music Prize for his album, ¿Qué pasará? – What will happen?


Cristian de la Luna’s pop-Latin-folk music is both contagious and inviting. Cristian de la Luna has two albums to his credit, both in Spanish and in French. His sophomore album ¿Qué pasará? – What will happen? goes from love to utopia, passing through unforgettable childhood memories. A versatile artist that combines the simplicity of folk storytelling, Caribbean percussion and the jazzy warmth of brass instruments. Deeply rooted in his Colombian roots, he explores the four corners of his heart through the depth of emotions to the playful naivety of our childhood. His performances are endearing and captivating. Cristian de la Luna was Born in the Colombia of Garcia Marquez. At a very young age, Cristian played the trumpet and percussions in his school marching band. It was here that he found his undying passion for music. Exiled at the age of 17, it was his nostalgia for his homeland that inspired him to compose his first songs and to take the stage. This whole story has transformed Cristian into an ambassador for cultural diversity and human rights.


Congratulations once again to runners-up Cikwes and King of Foxes, and thank you to the Edmonton Arts Council and City of Edmonton for making this award possible!