Artistic trailbazer Buffy Sainte-Marie, who is currently based in Hawaii, is gearing up to record her first album of new material since 2008 (more on that later), and took a few minutes to share her thoughts on a number of topics with ICTMN.
As they embarked on a cross-Canada tour, ATCR’s Ian Campeau spoke about the band’s breakthrough, his successful campaign to rename the Nepean Redskins youth football team, plus the camaraderie of being on the road.
Neil Young issued his strongest words yet against his country’s energy boom.
Aboriginal DJs highlight struggle with powwow step.
Kinnie Starr has become a master at mixing worlds, transcending borders and declaring sovereignty.
Juno-winning musician and producer Alida Kinnie Starr is set to release her new album in mid-January, following an intensive Indiegogo fundraising campaign to independently fund ‘Kiss It’.
The hypnotic thump of powwow drums dominates the opening of “Electric Pow Wow,” the emblematic track of Ottawa electronic crew A Tribe Called Red (ATCR), recently nominated for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Prize.
With no album, radio play or front-person to fall back on, Beat Nation Live is hard to quantify: A musical trickster of sorts.
Controversy over racist sports team names is growing in Canada, sparked by furor that erupted over a Facebook bid to rename the Nepean Redskins, an Ontario youth football team.
Like “alternative” in the 90s, “indie” is an ill-defined genre overall, but one with a thriving Vancouver scene. VO reviews some of the best albums of the year.