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Encyclopedia > Music of Alberta
Music of Canada
Maritime Provinces (NS, PEI, NB)
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon
Prairie Provinces (AB, MB, SK)
First Nations (Inuit, Dene, Innu)
Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec
Genres: Blues - Celtic - Classical - Folk - Hip hop - Jazz - Pop - Rock
Timeline and Samples
Awards Junos, Félixes, Hall of Fame, ECMAs, WCMAs, CASBYs, CRMAs, CCMAs, MMVAs, CUMAs
Charts Jam!, Chart, Exclaim!
Festivals CMW, NXNE, Halifax Pop Explosion, VFMF, Caribana, Stanfest, Harvest J&B
Print media CM, CMN, Chart, Exclaim!, The Record, RPM, The Coast
Music television MuchMusic, MTV Canada, MMM, CMT Canada, MusiquePlus, MusiMax
National anthem "O Canada"

The Music of Alberta is varied, but country and folk are especially strong. Alberta artist Ian Tyson, for example, is noted for writing Four Strong Winds which was voted the greatest Canadian song of all time by CBC listeners. The biggest selling Alberta act, however, is undoubtly rock group Nickleback. The history of music of Canada has mirrored the history and evolution of the country. ... The Maritime Provinces of Canada are culturally marked by the strong influence of Scottish and Irish settlers. ... Music is a part of the warp and weft of the fabric of Nova Scotias cultural life. ... Prince Edward Island is a Canadian province. ... New Brunswick is a Canadian province. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nunavat is a province of Canada, inhabited mostly by Inuits and other members of the First Nations. ... The Northwest Territories are a territory of Canada. ... Prior to the 1896 Gold Rush, the area now known as Yukon Territory was sparsely populated by the Inuits. ... The city of Edmonton is the musical center of the Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta; it is sometimes called the Nashville of the North due to the predominance of country music there. ... Manitoba has been well known for producing some of Canadas most famous music ever since the early 1960s. ... Saskatchewan is one of the Prairie Provinces of Canada. ... IDNIANS SUCK BALLS American Indian music is the musics that are shared by or that distinguish American Indian tribes and First Nations. ... The Inuit live across the northern sections of Canada, especially in Yukon, Nunavat and Northwest Territories, as well as in Alaska and Greenland. ... The Dene live in northern Canada. ... The Innu are among the First Nations of Canada. ... Ontario is a Canadian province. ... Popular music Popular music in British Columbia is strongly associated with the city of Vancouver. ... Being a modern cosmopolitan society, today, all types of music can be found in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Celtic music is primarily associated with the folk traditions of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as the popular styles derived from folk culture. ... The term classical music in this article refers to the western or European classical music tradition. ... Canadian hip hop developed much more slowly than Canadas rock music scene. ... Canada has been a source of rock and roll music for decades, beginning with Paul Anka who in 1957 went to New York City where he recorded his own composition, Diana. The song brought him instant stardom and went to No. ... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands. ... The Félix Award is a music award, given on an annual basis to artists in Quebec. ... The Canadian Music Hall of Fame honors Canadian musicians for their lifetime achievements in music. ... Desktop Wallpaper from the ECMA website with the ECMA logo. ... The CASBY Awards are a Canadian award for independent and alternative music, presented annually by Toronto radio station CFNY. The name CASBY stands for Canadian Artists Selected By You. ... The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) was founded in 1976 as the Academy of Country Music Entertainment to organize, promote and develop a Canadian country music industry. ... Michelle Trachtenberg at the MuchMusic Video Awards preshow, 2004 The MuchMusic Video Awards (or the MMVAs, as they are also known) are annual awards presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic to honour the years best music videos. ... Established in 1996, the Urban Music Association of Canada (UMAC) is the voice of Canadas urban entertainment scene. ... Jam! is a Canadian website, which covers entertainment news. ... Chart is a monthly Canadian music magazine. ... Exclaim! (a/k/a !*@#) is a monthly Canadian music magazine. ... A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. ... CMW 2007 logo Canadian Music Week (or CMW) is an industry conference and music festival held over four days in various venues throughout Toronto. ... North by Northeast (or NXNE) is an annual 3-day live music festival and music conference in Toronto, Ontario held the second weekend each June. ... Featuring the very best in new and innovative music from Halifax, Canada and around the world, the Halifax Pop Explosion a small annual music festival that takes place every fall in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Founded in 1993, the Halifax Pop Explosion has actually been three different events that are... The Vancouver Folk Music Festival takes place in the third weekend of July. ... Caribana is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held each summer in the city of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, informally known as Stanfest, is an annual three-day music festival held in Canso, Nova Scotia. ... The Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival is an anual music festival help in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick that features Blues, Jazz & World music. ... Chart is a monthly Canadian music magazine. ... Exclaim! (a/k/a !*@#) is a monthly Canadian music magazine. ... The Record was a Canadian music industry magazine that featured record charts, trade news and opinions. ... RPM was a Canadian music industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada. ... The Coast is a free weekly newspaper in Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada. ... MuchMusic (often referred to only as Much) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel owned by CTVglobemedia dedicated to music and music-related programs. ... MTV Canada (usually just called MTV), formerly known as talktv, is a Canadian cable television specialty channel devoted to talk and lifestyle programming, and is owned and operated by Bell Globemedia through CTV, in collaboration with MTV Networks. ... MuchMoreMusic is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel owned by CTVglobemedia, based in the CHUM-City Building in Toronto, Ontario. ... Country Music Television or often just refered to as CMT is a Canadian cable specialty television channel, which airs programming devoted to country music; in the form of music videos, award shows, concerts, and more. ... MusiquePlus is a Canadian French language cable television music specialty channel that launched on September 4, 1986, owned by media conglomerate Astral Media and CHUM Limited with both companies holding a 50% stake in the channel. ... MusiMax is a Canadian French language cable television music specialty channel operating out of Montreal, Quebec. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... For other uses, see O Canada (disambiguation). ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Four Strong Winds is a song written by Ian Tyson in the early 1960s. ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...


The following are some musical figures associated with the Canadian province of Alberta. For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ...


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Because Alberta shares geographical features with both British Columbia and the other prairie pnovinces, as well as similar economic influences, some of these songs may have been sung in Albenta, but they are not necessarily intrinsic to Alberta's political boundaries.
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If folk music is a measure of traditional stability against dynamic change, perhaps it would be valid to argue that the scarcity of this material indicates that Alberta has not had a strong element of traditional stability, on at least that which may be a measure of dynamic change.
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