Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers, the musical comedy group that’s been entertaining Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for more than three decades, will be soon ending the long tours that have defined their career.
In the wake of sexual assaults at several high-profile music festivals in Ontario, Quebec and Sweden, a Halifax music festival is taking steps to ensure all those attending this year’s events are safe.
When They Awake is a documentary about Indigenous Canadian musicians with a focus on contemporary music spanning from hip-hop to blues to electro-pop. Though mainstream genres are covered, the film also celebrates traditional Indigenous music.
Eighty-five years after his birth, and 35 years after his death, Glenn Gould is still Canada’s biggest classical musician. Sure, the very term “classical music” invokes reverence for the past, but are we too fixated on our most famous pianist? And to what extent is Gould, an iconoclast back in the 1950s, truly relevant now?