“The song and video aim to express the idea that through music, one can embrace multiple layers of identity, freedom, culture, and diversity,” says Tumelo Ponalo, aka MELO-T.
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In the first instalment of a new series from 613TV, titled Deep Dive, we take you behind the scenes of making Akeem Oh’s Winter Crush video.
OrKidstra is a social development program with a passionate belief in the transformative power of music. The program offers kids from under-served areas of Ottawa the opportunity to learn life skills such as teamwork, commitment, and responsibility through singing and playing music together.
The classical guitar trio’s weekly uploads are original arrangements of music from classic video games.
“Ambient Architect” draws its inspiration from a Paul Klee painting at the National Gallery of Canada.
Shot at Bellwethers Vintage on Florence Street in Centretown, the fun new clip for Ottawa singer-songwriter Marie-Clo’s single “At Ease” takes us back to the swinging ’60s. Four fabulous, well-dressed women (including the singer herself) enjoy a day out shopping and dance around the store. It’s a great showcase for the cool, retro, laid-back vibe of the song.
Plasticine, the squishy plastic modelling clay every toddler knows and loves, can be employed to make art that looks similar to an oil painting done with a palette knife.
Shot at recognizable locations in the NCR like Chelsea Pub and La Cigale, “Winter Crush” is an adorable music video to a new tune by the Ottawa-based indie songwriter Akeem Oh.
The new music video is directed and edited by Mike Dubue.
For the final VOTW entry in 2020, we thought to revisit an oldie but a goodie. We’ve compiled the stats in Google Analytics to zero in on the most popular post this year.
Just in time for the holidays, the Ottawa-based SHHH!! Ensemble duo, featuring Edana Higham on piano and Zac Pulak on marimba, created an adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Russian Dance or “Trépak” from the Nutcracker Suite.
Watch Harea Band’s new music video called “Magic”, filmed at The Gladstone Theatre, featuring professional footage by Jeff Watkins and community submissions of “magic moment” clips.
Many people are huge fans of the 1989 film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, making it a holiday tradition to watch it at least once during the lead-up to December 25. A Stittsville family has painstakingly recreated the Christmas lights scene at their own home, sourcing props over the course of the past year.
Edwards performed fan favourites and premiered new material.
Her showcase on Saturday made poet Miranda Martel a standout at Ottawa’s Artpreneur conference.