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Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

Picks | Administrator | Sunday, 22 June 2014

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Birdy - Fire Within

Picks | Administrator | Sunday, 22 June 2014

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Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Picks | Administrator | Sunday, 22 June 2014

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Life is a Highway: Canadian Pop Music in the '90s

Latest | Administrator | Wednesday, 7 September 2011

CBC Television - Thursday, Sept. 15 and Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (8:30 p.m. NT) It was the decade marked by hit songs from Canadian performers as diverse as Tom Cochrane, Sloan, Loreena McKennitt, The Tragically Hip, Shania Twain, Blue Rodeo, Céline Dion, Moxy...

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This Beat Goes On DVD

Latest | Administrator | Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Now available: This Beat Goes On DVD. This Beat Goes On tells the story of Canadian music in the 1970s, a ground-breaking era of great sounds, from glam and progressive rock to punk and reggae. Set in the formative years of Canada’s music industry, This Beat...

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Rise Up DVD

Latest | Administrator | Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Now available: Rise Up DVD. Rise Up looks at the digital age of Canadian music in the 1980s, a visual era of big hair and shoulder pads, when music videos helped homegrown artists to take off internationally. America’s MTV and Canada’s MuchMusic provide launching pads for...

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A Tribe Called Red

2013 | Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ian Campeau will never forget the first Electric Pow Wow night. It was 2008 and he and fellow aboriginal DJ Bear Witness had the idea to host a club event in Ottawa similar to ones held...

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The Sadies

2013 | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Dallas and Travis Good have worked with Neil Young, author Margaret Atwood, Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie and actor Gordon Pinsent. But it was another Canadian icon—one with whom they’ve yet to collaborate—who offered some crucial wisdom....

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Kobo Town

2013 | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Drew Gonsalves laughs about how he had to leave Trinidad to discover the rich calypso tradition of his birthplace. As a teenager, he was far more interested in rock and heavy metal music than the songs...

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The Beatles - On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2

2014 | Administrator | Monday, 6 January 2014

It’s hard to believe, but there’s still more Beatles gold in the mine. This 2-CD set, a sequel to 1994’s bestselling predecessor, features an astonishing 63 new tracks, including two...

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Joseph Kabasele - Le Grand Kallé: His Life, His Music

2014 | Administrator | Friday, 30 May 2014

Congolese music is characterized by sweet melodies and Latin rhythms. Kabasele gave birth to that sound. This two-CD set reflects the enormous influence he had at home and throughout Africa....

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The Haden Triplets - The Haden Triplets

2014 | Administrator | Friday, 28 March 2014

Petra, Tanya and Rachel, the daughters of jazz great Charlie Haden, conjure up the ghosts of the past on this vocally rich, Ry Cooder-produced album. Singing old-timey songs like the...

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Various artists - The Music of Nashville: Season One, Volume Two

2013 | Administrator | Monday, 13 May 2013

The hit TV series has won fans for its great songs as much as the cast. The second soundtrack disc features strong numbers from stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere....

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Alex Cuba - A Magical Musical Blend

2011 | Administrator | Monday, 21 March 2011

  With his oversized Afro and razored sideburns, Alex Cuba cuts a cool figure, a cross between ’70s soul man and stylish rocker. It’s a...

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Kathleen Edwards is an Emotional Voyageur

2012 | Administrator | Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A lot can change in four years—especially in the music world. In 2008, when Kathleen Edwards released her album Asking for Flowers, the Ottawa native...

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Kobo Town

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Drew Gonsalves laughs about how he had to leave Trinidad to discover the rich calypso tradition of his birthplace. As a teenager, he was far...

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The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2012 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...