Women at Kitchener’s Grand Valley prison release first musical album

When she first walked through the doors of the music room at Grand Valley Institution for Women, Bayley didn’t know what to expect.

“I never knew I was musically inclined,” she told CBC News. “I never played an instrument before in my life.”
(CBC News Kitchener & Waterloo)

Jamnasium, Canada’s Biggest Jam Space, is Built on Community, Affordability, Benevolence

A few months ago, Rob Stewart was standing amongst construction rubble inside a warehouse on 1140 Clark Drive. The CEO of Suna Entertainment — parent company of Suna Studios, the affordable East Vancouver jam spaces created for musicians, by musicians — moved around the floor swiftly as he described, with welling pride, what this space would soon harbour: the Jamnasium, Suna’s newest studio. Now, construction is complete and the Jamnasium is finally opening this month, just a quick walk from Suna’s other three nearby locations.

Sask. band makes waves with music video telling sexual assault survivors ‘I Believe You’

Saskatoon-based singing trio Rosie & the Riveters is gaining international attention for a new song and video in support of the #Metoo movement.

The song I Believe You was written by band members Alexis Normand, Allyson Reigh and Farideh Olsen.
(CBC News Saskatchewan)

‘Indianthusiasts’: Uncovering Germany’s obsession with First Nation culture

For years, Ojibway author and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor heard that some Germans are so fascinated by First Nation culture that they throw festivals similar to powwows.

There is even a name for Germans obsessed with First Nation culture: Indianthusiasts.
(CBC Radio)

Musicians Gordie Tapp, Graham Lear, Doug Varty and promoter Nick Panaseiko to be inducted into London Music Hall of Fame

A longtime London rocker, a country music star and a drummer for international stars will be inducted into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame this year.

The late country music icon Gordie Tapp, drummer Graham Lear and rocker Doug Varty will be feted and inducted during the Jack Richardson London Music Week 2018 April 8-15.
(London Free Press)

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