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About Here Explore the demise of the nightclub and how nightlife could be revived post pandemic

It's pretty hard to physically distance yourself at a club, so it should come as no shock that the COVID-19 pandemic left the nightlife industry struggling, with many nightclubs at risk of closing down permanently. But statistics show nightlife venues were already on the decline before anyone had heard of the coronavirus. In this video, CBC columnist Uytae Lee explores ...
  • 2020
  • 00:09:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/14/2021

Library and Archives Canada Glenn Gould: Remixing the Classics

More than 30 years after his death, Glenn Gould's extensive catalogue of recordings, and the bold artistic vision behind them continue to resonate with music fans the world over. His irreverent interpretations of piano repertoire and perplexing idiosyncrasies have become the stuff of legend. This episode features Kevin Bazzana, author of the award-winning biography Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:53:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

Library and Archives Canada La Bolduc: Queen of Canadian Folksingers

In this episode Library and Archives Canada’s Music Historian and Archivist Rachel Chiasson-Taylor discusses Mary Travers Bolduc, a traditional housewife who became known as the “Queen of Canadian Folksingers.” Find out how and why her career, which began out of simple economic necessity and, building on the music of her own roots, became the stuff of legend.
  • 2016
  • 00:34:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

Absolutely Canadian Behind the Bhangra Boys

This is a joyous and poignant glimpse into the lives of the viral sensations, The Maritime Bhangra Group — five Sikh dancers and activists who are trying to make the world a better place, one dance at a time.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/24/2020

Documentary The Instrument Bank

The Instrument Bank follows the country’s most gifted violinists and cellists over the course of the 2009 Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank Competition. The musicians compete to get their hands on the world’s greatest stringed instruments, valued at more than $27 million. The relationship between musician and instrument and the intense work ethic required to make one a ...
  • 2011
  • 00:47:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2019

Wave World Can a singer smash a glass using sound waves?

Jon Chase challenges young opera singers in Cardiff to smash glasses with their voices. After measuring the natural frequency of the glass, can the singers match it with enough power to smash it? The results are spectacular slowed down 300 times. Smashing things with sound waves isn’t just for fun. In medicine, sound waves can smash painful, hard growths inside ...
  • 2015
  • 00:05:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Wave World What happens to sound waves when you record a song?

Jon Chase joins singer-songwriter Charlie-Anne Bradfield in the studio as she performs her song 'Butterfly'. As Charlie-Anne sings, Jon traces the path of the sound waves. He builds a large model to see how the sound waves travel through air. Jon's microphone made out of a plastic cup works just like the real one, turning sound into electrical waves. After ...
  • 2015
  • 00:05:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Secret Life of Canada Shout Out to Jackie Shane

Meet Jackie Shane, the singer and trailblazer who came to prominence during Toronto's bustling Yonge Street music scene during the '60s. View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2018
  • 00:03:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

News in Review - January 2019 Maya/Mathangi/M.I.A. – The Making of a Political Pop Star

Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam – known simply as M.I.A. – is an acclaimed British rapper and pop star of Sri Lankan Tamil origin. Always controversial, she is an outspoken activist who uses her fame as a platform to express her political views, particularly about the Tamil crisis in Sri Lanka. Film director Stephen Loveridge put together a documentary of the artist’s ...
  • 2019
  • 00:09:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/31/2019

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The National Career-ending injuries affect musicians too

Career-ending injuries aren't exclusive to athletes — severe back, neck or arm injuries can also have a serious impact on musicians. There is a solution though: a unique Canadian clinic helps make sure the world's best musicians don't have to play through the pain.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2018

News in Review - December 2017 The Forgotten Soldier: Helping Veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be better understood these days, but those who have it often still suffer alone. Jim Lowther served in the Canadian Army, but when he left the service he found his nightmares still dogged him. His search for help brought him to others who were also suffering. So Lowther launched VETS Canada – a network of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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CBC Arts Gord Downie's Secret Path in Concert

“If this is the last thing I do, I'm very happy. This is what I want to do." This intimate concert film captures Canadian musician Gord Downie’s remarkable and emotional Secret Path performance in October 2016, interwoven with footage from the original animated film. This live tribute to Chanie Wenjack, an Anishinaabe boy who died trying to escape residential school, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:58:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2017

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

An offbeat, irreverent documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to the world’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing look at the 20th century North American immigrant experience and the extraordinary outburst of musical energy from the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 5

A rock musician uses music to battle youth suicide and inspire hope; a millennial is making democracy cool; and an ingenious program that inspires troubled teens to stay in school. In this episode: Robb Nash, Caro Loutfi and Gabriel Lopez.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/24/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 10

This episode of Exhibitionists look at people who create and why they do it, with host Amanda Parris.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/26/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 9

In this episode, a film project allows two women to explore and reconcile their conflicting feminist ideals. Plus, witness a collision between punk rock and opera and hear from the artists of Medellin, Columbia as they grapple with the importance of memory.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 8

In this episode a visual artist wields 50,000 pieces of LEGO; a Toronto musician bucks the norm with her theremin playing; and a Montreal street artist takes you along for the ride; plus more!
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 7

Meet a young poet who tore up Instagram with a single photograph; a visual artist whose performance could be called back-breaking; and musician Peaches tells a story of when art equals danger.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

The Nature of Things I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song

Why do we sing? Are we hardwired for melodies? Scientists and musicians explore the many ways that music profoundly affects the human body, the brain and human emotions. It's one of the oldest forms of communication, and like language, music seems an essential tool employed by humans for multiple needs.
  • 2016
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2017

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 4

The theme for Episode 4 is wanderlust. David Trevelyan talks about his mask-making and sculpture in Bali; House of Venus founder Michael Venus discusses his films, culture and wearable-art headpieces. Gemini-nominated actress and producer Jennifer Podemski explains how she turns travelling for work into an opportunity for creative development. Also highlighted: Anick La Bissonniere, Owen Pallett and the students of ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/14/2016

Cross Country Checkup Art and reconciliation

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2016

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 2

This episode on resistance opens with Salman Rushdie reading selected lyrics from hip hop icon Drake and street dance crew BUCC N FLVR shows off their krumping moves. Plus video collective The Creators Bureau looks at how people from battle-scarred parts of the world talk about how important movies were to them.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/08/2016

Port-au-Prince

This episode of the groundbreaking Interrupt This Program series takes us to Port-au-Prince where a radio host, a photographer, a Rabòday singer and a creole rapper showcase the emerging and subversive sounds and images of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
  • 2015
  • None
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/14/2016

My Brilliant Brain Born Genius

At two years old, Marc Yu taught himself how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb on the piano. One year later, he was tackling Beethoven. Without ever studying, Marc also has perfect pitch – the ability to identify musical notes as easily as identifying colors – a skill that only one in 10,000 people has. How did Marc develop his amazing ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Interrupt This Program Medellin

This episode of Interrupt This Program visits Colombia's city of Medellin, once considered the most dangerous place in the world. Here a rapper, a musician, a filmmaker and an urban planner take us on a tour of their city currently experiencing a cultural renaissance.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:55
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/11/2016