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Music Review: Carole Pope returns with new album

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Grande dame of the Canadian art rock scene Carole Pope returns with a new album.

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First CD release by Toronto singer Amai Kuda

Toronto singer-songwriter Amai Kuda
The Toronto-based singer-songwriter is releasing her first CD in early October, the self-produced album called 'Sand from the Sea.'

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Kinnie Starr: A Women's Worlds 2011 interview

Photo: Paul Schreiber/Flickr
'I don't see enough diversity in the female expression anymore....'

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Indie Inside: Listen to the Banned

Listen to the Banned is a unique collection of contemporary songs by artists from around the world who have been censored, persecuted, taken to court, imprisoned and even tortured for a very simple reason - their music.
Music by censored, imprisoned and tortured artists.

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Vox Sambou and the Solid'Ayiti initiative for Haiti

Interview with Nomadic Massive rapper Vox Sambou on artistic solidarity and the grassroots in Haiti. Photo: Kamal/Photofade www.photofade.com

Haitian hip-hop artist Vox Sambou offers an inspiring mix of powerful music and social action, pointing to the great possibilities of blending the arts with community activism. A key hip-hop figure in Montreal, Vox is a member of the celebrated ensemble Nomadic Massive and assisted in launching the Solid'Ayiti initiative after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti last winter.

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Matilda and the literary lights of the Round Table

The legendary Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Photo: chrisjohnbeckett/flickr

I curled my body around some blue-jean-covered legs as the human attached to them started to read a copy of The New York Times pulled from the antique rack in the cramped lobby of the most famous literary landmark in Manhattan, The Algonquin Hotel. A momentary purr slipped out as I cosied up to watch the morning hubbub begin. It was a few weeks before my historic home would celebrate its 107th birthday.

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Indie Inside: 24-HOUR Church of Beer

Growing from the dark woods of a secluded island in Canada's stunning Georgia Strait, 24-HOUR Church of Beer evolved slowly, somewhat like mushrooms.
Growing from the dark woods of a secluded island in Canada's stunning Georgia Strait, 24-HOUR Church of Beer evolved slowly, somewhat like mushrooms.

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Maya Jupiter on women, culture, and what it means to be hip-hop

November 7, 2014
| The Chicana MC discusses the hypersexualization of women in hip-hop and what hip-hop means for transnational communities.
Length: 21:38 minutes (39.62 MB)
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Girls Rock Camp: Chords of confidence and co-operation

Photo: Carmen Leah

I was privileged over the summer to be allowed to drop in on Toronto's Girls Rock Camp, hopscotching from room to room as various groups were working out songs. It was a marvel to witness girls teaming up musically:

"Well I think it might work better in F-sharp."

"You think so? Let's try it." (they jam)

"Or maybe we can try this chord?"  (audio sample)

"Oh that works better!"

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The Coup's aggressive, danceable, and hopeful musical revolution

September 4, 2014
| In an interview with Boots Riley of "punk-funk, Communist revolution" band, The Coup, we talk the band, bringing the revolution to art, withholding labour, hopeful organizing in Oakland and more.
Length: 22:44 minutes (20.82 MB)
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