Heavyweights Brass Band signs with Cuza Agency and Slammin Media in a worldwide agency representation deal
•Cuza Agency is a leading agency in the music industry of North America
•Slammin Media is a frontrunner in online, digital and social media marketing strategy and implementation
•Heavyweights Brass Band Performs at the 2015 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, July 2-5
Toronto, Canada (29 June, 2015) –Heavyweights Brass Band, Canada’s leading feel-good horn music ensemble, has decided to up its game by signing with industry leaders Cuza Agency and Slammin Media in an international agency representation deal.
Statistics Canada’s release today of the Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account, 2010 report is providing insight into the economic importance of arts and culture in Ontario and across Canada.
Franz Schubert Cotta on Portuguese guitar, singer Sonia Shirsat and Carlos Manuel Meneses on guitar at Alfama restaurant in Goa, India.
On a business trip to India last week, I had the great fortune to catch several inspirational sets of Portuguese Fado music at the Cidade de Goa resort on the beach in North Goa. It was good to be back in India, and a delight to be in the fascinating cultural melting pot of Goa, although at this time of year it is hot and humid, even perhaps hotter than Bangkok, or at least it felt that way. But India’s smallest state is lush and green with some impressive trees, and a strong breeze brought relief from the pre-monsoon heat.
The Oscar-nominated documentary on Cuban music, directed by Wim Wenders, is set to be followed by Buena Vista Social Club – Adios, directed by Lucy Walker
A sequel to Buena Vista Social Club, the Oscar-nominated documentary which examined attempts by the American guitarist Ry Cooder to bring together an ensemble of legendary Cuban musicians, is to move into production.
The Halifax Jazz Festival released their lineup today and it’s way worth checking out, even if—scratch that—especially if you’re not a typical jazz fan. There are plenty of off-beat acts coming to town that don’t fit into the typical “jazz” category and we’ve rounded up a small sampling of some of the more unusual acts. For a full list of 2015’s artists, click here.