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Encyclopedia > Music of the Northwest Territories
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

The Northwest Territories are a territory of Canada. 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 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 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. ... A former territory in the United States is called Northwest Territory. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ...

Music festivals held in the Northwest Territories include the Great Northern Arts Festival, which is held annually in Iqaluit to celebrate the culture of the northern peoples of Canada. A music festival is a festival that presents a number of musical performances usually tied together through a theme or genre. ... Inuvik is a small town in the Northwest Territories of Canada. ...

Musicians from the Northwest Territories include Susan Aglukark. Susan Aglukark is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose blend of Inuit folk traditions with pop songwriting has made her a major recording star in Canada. ...

The Midway Lake Music Festival is held annually among the Teetl’it Gwich’in, one of the First Nations of the Northwest Territories. At Midway Lake, Gwich'in musicians performer jigs, waltzes and square dances, which were imported by fur traders in the 19th century. First Nations is the current title used by Canada to describe the various societies of the indigenous peoples, called Native Americans in the U.S. They have also been known as Indians, Native Canadians, Aboriginal Americans, Amer-Indians, or Aboriginals, and are officially called Indians in the Indian Act, which... This article is about the folk dance jig, for other meanings, see Jig (disambiguation). ... The waltz is a dance in 3/4 time, done primarily in closed position, the commonest basic figure of which is a full turn in two measures using three steps per measure. ... Square dance is a folk dance for four couples that was first described in 17th century England, but which has become associated with the United States of America due to its historic development in that country. ... The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The fiddle is a common traditional instrument in the Northwest Territories. The violin is a stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a fifth apart. ...

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