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Encyclopedia > Music of Canada's Prairie Provinces

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. The Western Canadian Music Awards have been created to showcase artists from these provinces. {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Industry Integrity Progress City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Location. ... The Canadian prairies is a vast area of flat sedimentary land that stretches from Ontario and the Canadian Shield to the Canadian Rockies covering much of the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta - the Prairie Provinces. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Glorious and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Area 647,797 km² (8th)  - Land 553,556 km²  - Water 64,241 km² (14. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (From many peoples, strength) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Area 651,036 km² (7th)  - Land 591,670 km²  - Water 59,366 km² (9. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th)  - Land 642,317 km²  - Water 19,531 km² (2. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Country music, once known as country and western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ...

Music of Canada
Maritime Provinces (NL, NS, PE, NB) North (NU, NT, YT)
Prairie Provinces (AB, MB, SK) First Nations (Inuit, Dene, Innu)
Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec
Genres: Celtic - Classical - Folk - Hip hop - Jazz - Pop - Rock
Timeline and Samples
Awards Junos, Hall of Fame, ECMAs, WCMAs, CASBYs, CRMAs, CCMAs, MMVAs
Charts Jam!, Chart, Exclaim!
Festivals CMW, NXNE
Print media CM, CMN, Chart, Exclaim!, The Record, RPM
Music television Much, MMM, CMT
National anthem "O Canada"
Local music
Cape Breton

Aside from country, pop and rock performers, the Prairie Provinces have produced singer-songwriters such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jann Arden, Neil Young, Burton Cummings, and Joni Mitchell, as well as folk acts such as Andrea Menard and Hart-Rouge. Canadian music includes pop and folk genres; the latter includes forms derived from England, France (particularly in Quebec), Ireland, Scotland, and various Inuit and Native American ethnic groups. ... The Maritime Provinces of Canada are culturally marked by the strong influence of Scottish and Irish settlers. ... Newfoundland and Labrador is a maritime province of Canada. ... Nova Scotia is a Canadian maritime province. ... Prince Edward Island is a Canadian province. ... New Brunswick is a Canadian province. ... Nunavat is a province of Canada, inhabited mostly by Inuits and other members of the First Nations. ... Prior to the 1896 Gold Rush, the area now known as Yukon Territory was sparsely populated by the Inuits. ... The following are some musical figures associated with the Canadian province of Alberta. ... 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. ... There are hundreds of tribes of Native Americans (called the First Nations in Canada), each with diverse musical practices, spread across the United States and Canada (excluding Hawaiian music). ... 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. ... 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, all types of music can be found in Quebec today. ... 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 the rock music scene. ... Canada has been a source of rock and roll music for decades, beginning with rockabilly singer Jack Scott in the 1950s. ... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands; they could be considered the transnational counterpart to the United States Grammy Awards. ... The Canadian Music Hall of Fame honors Canadian musicians for their lifetime achievements in music. ... The East Coast Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony based in Atlantic Canada for music appreciation on the East Coast of Canada. ... 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. ... 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 that presents a number of musical performances usually tied together through a theme or genre. ... North by Northeast (or NXNE) is an annual live music festival in Toronto, Ontario. ... Chart is a monthly Canadian music magazine. ... Exclaim! (a/k/a !*@#) is a monthly Canadian music magazine. ... MuchMusic (often called Much) is a 24-hour cable television music video and variety television channel based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which debuted on August 31, 1984 as one of the first Canadian cable specialty channels on the air. ... MuchMoreMusic is a 24-hour Canadian music cable channel, owned by CHUM Limited. ... The National Anthem is the name of a song by the band Radiohead. ... O Canada is the national anthem of Canada. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Buffy Sainte-Marie Buffy Sainte-Marie (born February 20, Canadian First Nations musician, composer, visual artist, educator and social activist. ... Jann Arden (born March 27, 1962) is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter with a popular fan base, mostly in Canada. ... Neil Young with guitar (from the 1991 Weld tour) Neil Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian musician and filmmaker. ... Burton Cummings Burton Cummings (born December 31, Canadian musician. ... Self portrait by Joni Mitchell, on the cover of her album Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell, (born Roberta Joan Anderson, November 7, 1943, Fort Macleod, Alberta) is a Canadian musician and painter. ... Hart-Rouge are a Canadian folk music group, consisting of siblings Paul Campagne, Michelle Campagne and Suzanne Campagne. ...

Rock bands include The Weakerthans, Ian Tyson, The Guess Who, Red Rider, The Watchmen, Wide Mouth Mason, and Captain Tractor. The Weakerthans are a Canadian indie rock band, whose blend of punk-inflected folk rock with literate, witty, introspective lyrics have made them one of the most popular new bands on the Canadian music scene. ... Famous Alberta cowboy music singer. ... The Guess Who The Guess Who is a Canadian rock music band from Winnipeg, Manitoba that was one of the first to establish a major successful following in their own country as well as abroad in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Red Rider was a Canadian rock band which was most popular in the 1980s. ... The Watchmen were a Canadian rock band. ...



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