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Julie Remy shares her musical discoveries from Canada and elsewhere, and is always happy to get some feedback from RCI’s readers and listeners. Don’t be shy!

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International

Music industry delegates meet online at a new global conference in Toronto

During the last week of July, hundreds of music professionals around the world connected to their computers to take part in a music conference out of Toronto, with online activities and discussions about current challenges and coming perspectives in a »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees

Brazilian artist Diogo Ramos sings his love for Quebec, diversity and freedom

Freedom, Liberté, Liberdade. Diogo Ramos now sings these words in three languages – English, French and Portuguese – as he released officially this month the videoclip for the single Liberté je t’aime (Freedom, I love you) during a impromptu show »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Canada’s diversity and mix of cultures reflected in top music prize – Part 2

Last week, we had a first peek at the shortlist of Canadian artists that were selected by the jurors of the Polaris Music Prize, which was announced last Wednesday on CBC. Among the 10 albums that were considered the best »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Canada’s diversity and mix of cultures reflected in top music prize – Part 1

Two weeks ago, I was telling you about the 2020 digital edition of the Juno Awards, celebrating the most popular Canadian artists and singles of the year. This week, we are discovering another series of singers and songwriters that were »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International

Safe&Sound-New program helps immigrants build a new life in Canada as musicians

Remember hip hop Toronto singer K’Naan? His song Wavin’ Flag was used for the Coca-Cola commercial during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Yes, it’s been 10 years already, but the contagious energy certainly is still with you.  »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Juno Awards to “amplify Black voices” and bring “a more equitable industry”

On Monday night, June 29, the ceremony of the Juno Awards that celebrates the best achievements of the year in the Canadian music industry was broadcast on CBC Music’s website, CBC Gem, and social media channels. The original ceremony was »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Montreal Jazz Fest goes online with “la creme de la creme” of local music scene

On Thursday, June 25, as I was writing this second Safe&Sound music column, the Montreal International Jazz Festival was supposed to be launching its 41st edition, with such seminal artists as Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen, Harlem-born bluesman Taj Mahal or »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, International

‘New wave’ of Inuit throat singers reach the Canadian mainstream music scene

This week marks the beginning of this Safe&Sound music column dedicated to Canadian artists, and as we are celebrating on this coming Sunday, June 21, the National Indigenous Peoples Day, this first edition will be dedicated to a very special »