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Les Hay Babies : Un concert folk-rock pour bien débuter le mois de Juillet

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Les Hay Babies. Photo courtesy of Spectrasonic.Les Hay Babies. Photo courtesy of Spectrasonic.

Les Hay Babies, c’est l’histoire de trois jeunes acadiennes, Julie Aubé, Katrine Noël et Vivianne Roy, qui faisaient de la musique chacune de leur côté jusqu’à, un jour, se dire que quand même, ce serait bien plus le fun de jouer ensemble. Ainsi s’est formé le trio dynamique  qui a édité en 2012 un mini-album intitulé Folio EP. Beaucoup de chemin a été parcouru depuis, beaucoup de spectacles ont été donnés, de belles rencontres ont eu lieu, et surtout, un premier album intitulé Mon Homesick Heart est sorti en avril 2015. Car c’est ça la signature si particulière des Hay Babies : des arrangements folk-rock qui rythment des sujets légers comme... | Continue reading article

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Video of the Week: Bring it Back

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Ahead of their July 14 concert at Bluesfest, the Lucas Haneman Express recently released the first video off their debut album Welcome Aboard, which came out this past April.  Next week we will be publishing a profile on this hot local band, which is fronted by the Kanata-raised guitarist Lucas Haneman.  As an appetizer, however, here is the video for their new single Bring it Back.

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Jazzfest: The Abdullah Ibrahim “Mukashi” Trio bring Cape Town to Ottawa

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Photo by Gloria Song.Photo by Gloria Song.

The Abdullah Ibrahim “Mukashi” Trio played to a completely full audience on Tuesday. Presented on the last day of the Ottawa Jazz Festival’s Studio Series at the National Arts Centre, the performance was introduced by the High Commissioner for South Africa, His Excellency Mdladlana. South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim was born in Cape Town, South Africa and raised on Khoi-san music and Christian gospels. Formerly known as a Dollar Brand until he converted to Islam and took his current name, he was a part of the Jazz Epistles group,... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

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Zoo Legacy celebrate new album,  Departures at the Merciury lounge on Friday, July 3. Photo from their Facebook page.Zoo Legacy celebrate new album, Departures at the Merciury lounge on Friday, July 3. Photo from their Facebook page.

Coming off of Canada Day, it is easy to turn this week into one giant weekend. There is no shortage of great things going on in the city to keep you busy and having a blast. Canada Day may have been rainy, but today is beautiful, and you can take advantage by dancing outdoors at Ball Forever. Open Air Social Club has invited DJs Young Baby & Shrimp C from Montreal to bring you a night of upbeat rap and dance music. This Friday, at House of Common, join the... | Continue reading article

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Want to make $$$ writing? Contact Write Along Radio.

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Listen up wordsmiths: If you want to make some money writing there is now an opportunity for you. Catherine Brunelle, an Apartment613 contributor, published author and well-known blogger, is one of the masterminds behind the podcast Write Along Radio.  Brunelle tells us that the podcast recently won a grant from the Ottawa Wave Makers to produce an episode called Home at Sea: Sentimental Stories of an Ocean in Crisis. Under the grant the podcast is now holding a call for submissions, and those accepted will receive payment for their participation in... | Continue reading article

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Jazzfest: Pink Martini an impressive cocktail of genres and sounds

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Pink Martini perform at Ottawa Jazzfest 2015. All photos by Marina Irick.Pink Martini perform at Ottawa Jazzfest 2015. All photos by Marina Irick.

The evening sky glowed a peachy hue on Monday night as Pink Martini took the Jazzfest main stage to entertain Ottawa concert-goers with their impressive cocktail of genres, languages and sounds. The show began with an instrumental introduction by the 10-man band comprised of trumpet, piano, guitar, trombone, and percussion, before vocalist China Forbes glided on stage alongside bandleader and pianist Thomas Lauderdale in front of a receptive overflow crowd in Confederation Park. From the moment Forbes unleashed her powerful, perfectly controlled, and seductively smooth vocals, the Ottawa audience was... | Continue reading article

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