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With U.S. and Cuban Relations Thawing, Cuban Musicians Are Finally Ready to Come to America

Cuban rapper Mariana “La Mariana” Moracén Saiz is ready for the normalization between Cuba and the United States to finally — finally — begin.

9 July 2015 Culture  Music  News Read more

Heavyweights Brass Band signs with Cuza Agency and Slammin Media in a worldwide agency representation deal

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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.

30 June 2015 Artist Press  Press Release Read more

Statistics Canada releases the Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account, 2010

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.

9 June 2015 Culture  Entertainment  News Read more

Lush Portuguese Sounds in Goa, India

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.

29 May 2015 Fado  Music Read more

Buena Vista Social Club to Get Sequel

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.

21 May 2015 Artist Press  Music Read more

Erykah Badu, Huey Lewis & The News coming to Montreal Jazz Fest 2015

The Montreal International Jazz Festival has unveiled the headliners for its 36th edition, which include Erykah Badu, Huey Lewis & The News and Wayne Shorter.

24 April 2015 Music Read more

Halifax Jazz Festival 2015 lineup announced

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.

23 April 2015 Music Read more

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