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Gena Perala's newest music video Hip Hop and Cartoons

HIP HOP AND CARTOONS MUSIC VIDEO "Hip Hop and Cartoons" is Vancouver based Singer Songwriter Gena Perala's newest music video which she is launching in conjunction with a Crowdfunding campaign to support the recording of her new album. "The song pays homage to the power and brilliance of conscious hip hop music ...

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Best Vancouver Bands of 2016 Part Two.

 The Best Vancouver Bands are here on VanMusic Complied by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera. We are back with the second installment of the best bands of Vancouver in 2016. This year, 2017 will be challenging for many new bands who will have to go back to playing basements (due to lack of live music ...

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The Best Vancouver Bands of 2016 Part 1

Vancouver's best bands are always here on VanMusic.ca By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera with Raechel Norrgard and Jordan Grey. We have been involved in one capacity or another with the Vancouver music scene for over 10 years now. This list of Vancouver bands is a representation of our musical culture that nurtures from ...

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Red Bull 20 Before 17 > Rewind Our Year in Music, Through its 20 Biggest Moments

RED BULL 20 BEFORE 17: A GIFT OF NEW MUSIC, VIDEOS, LECTURES AND MORE FROM 40+ ARTISTS INCLUDING: YG, LIL WAYNE, ERYKAH BADU, MIXPAK AND DIZZEE RASCAL. REWIND RED BULL’S YEAR IN MUSIC THROUGH ITS 20 BIGGEST MOMENTS AT www.redbull.com/20before17 Now in its third year, the ‘20 Before’ series returns with a ...

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Exclusive interview with Hemp oil activist Rick Simpson.

See and read the chat with the author of Phoenix Tears. Mexican-Canadian journalist Oswaldo Perez Cabrera met the Canadian activist Rick Simpson in Zagreb, Croatia for a talk about hemp oil. Rick claims the oil cures cancer, MS and other illnesses. There are dozens of cases that prove his claims; from terminal cancer ...

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 17 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Comprenhensive list of musicians who died in 2016 with videos Part 2. | ]
Comprenhensive list of musicians who died in 2016 with videos Part 2.

Whatever the case and whatever the cause, here at VanMusic we want to pay homage to some musicians that died in 2016. Whatever the case and whatever the cause, here at VanMusic we want to pay homage to some of the musicians that left us in 2016, a year many people called a killer.

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 16 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Comprenhensive list of musicians who died in 2016 with videos Part 1. | ]
Comprenhensive list of musicians who died in 2016 with videos Part 1.

Every year many people die. It hits hard when you have met the deceased. It hits harder when it’s somebody close to you. Many people feel saddened when a celebrity dies because they feel they know them. They were used to seeing their famous face on TV or listening to their voice on the radio; they followed their lives, their relationships, the houses they lived in, the clothes they wore. Sometimes they become accustomed to celebrities, fantazising to become like them: famous, talented and attractive. We generally see celebrities as winners, successful and glamorous. Some of them live sad, depressive lives while others live long prosperous lives. Here we will read and see about the lives of some of the musicians that died in 2016. Whatever the case and whatever the cause, here at VanMusic we want to pay homage to some musicians that died in 2016. Whatever the case and whatever the cause, here at VanMusic we want to pay homage to some of the musicians that left us in 2016, a year many people called a killer.

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[ Posted by Jordan 12 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on THE KATHERINES TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM TO BRING YOU MY HEART | ]
THE KATHERINES TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM TO BRING YOU MY HEART

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VANCOUVER AND TORONTO RELEASE SHOWS SET FOR JANUARY 20 & 27 2017
It’s a new year with brand new music for The Katherines, releasing their highly anticipated debut album To Bring You My Heart, January 13, 2017 on 604 Records. An advance listen of the record will be streaming on AMBY this week leading up to the release.
With the incredible success of five singles over the course of two years, the band is celebrating the new record with album release shows in both their hometown of Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON.
“The …

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[ Posted by Jordan 12 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day With Burlesque Duos | ]
Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day With Burlesque Duos

Burlesque Duos is coming up for another Valentine’s Day spectacular at The Rio Theatre!
Duos1The highly-anticipated Burlesque Duos returns to the Rio Stage on Tuesday, February 14th! Following last year’s sold out show, this beloved (not to mention popular!) annual East Vancouver tradition is the ultimate spectacle of partnership and creativity! Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Burlesque Duos brings renowned dancers together to perform truly memorable numbers. What better way to spice up your Valentine’s Day than with a night of never-before-seen pairings and innovative duets?

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[ Posted by Jordan 11 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on SXSW Announces Additional Artists Performing at 2017 Event | ]
SXSW Announces Additional Artists Performing at 2017 Event

South by Southwest® Conference and Festivals (SXSW®) has announced 498 additional artists set to perform at the 2017 event. SXSW is the destination for industry professionals, influencers and international media who share a passion for music discovery. This is a small sample of over 2,000 artists scheduled to perform from Monday, March 13 – Sunday, March 19, 2017.

The SXSW Music Festival hosts a curated mix of new, up-and-coming, international, and legendary artists in a variety of musical genres performing in venues throughout downtown Austin. A few highlights from this round are Au/Ra, Cameron Avery, Kadhja Bonet, CAPYAC, Cloud Castle Lake, Brent Cobb, Fuzon, Goldlink, The Japanese House, Lizzo, Tkay Maidza, Pill, The Relationship, RF Shannon, R.LUM.R, Maggie Rogers, Satellite Young, Alexandra Savior, Savoy Motel, Eric Slick, Trementina, and Cindy Wilson.

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[ Posted by Jordan 6 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Gay Nineties Announce Release of Debut LP, Decadent Days | ]
Gay Nineties Announce Release of Debut LP, Decadent Days

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AWARD-WINNING GAY NINETIES ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF DEBUT LP, DECADENT DAYS
With their prior EP garnering serious praise from outlets like Noisey, Exclaim and Earshot Magazine, Vancouver’s Gay Nineties have never been a band to conform. Since their inception the group has been recognized for their wild independence – a trait that has gained them unanimous support across North America.
Gay Nineties have spent the past year crafting their debut LP, Decadent Days. Written on multiple trips to Nashville, the album is a true labour of love — the result of long days …

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[ Posted by Jordan 4 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Coachella 2017 Lineup Announced | ]
Coachella 2017 Lineup Announced

We’re starting 2017 out strong with the highly anticipated lineup reveal for Coachella. That’s right, the stages at Empire Polo Club will be graced by Radiohead, Beyoncè, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, The xx, Bon Iver and many more. Tickets will be available at 11AM tomorrow morning, don’t miss out. See you in the desert this spring!

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 29 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on PuSh Festival Headliner Showcases Australia’s Rich Indigenous Music & Culture | ]
PuSh Festival Headliner Showcases Australia’s Rich Indigenous Music & Culture

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) and Coastal Jazz present the sweeping, visually-stunning multimedia experience, dirtsong, February 4, 8pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Australia’s Black Arm Band, an ensemble of acclaimed Indigenous artists, will perform intoxicating harmonies and vocals in nearly a dozen languages, drawing on 40,000 years of tradition to showcase their country’s rich culture. Behind them, projections of vivid Australian landscapes – from vast plains to outback communities – will become illuminated in stunning documentary film.

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 29 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Kobo Town is returning to Vancouver February 4 to The Biltmore Cabaret. | ]
Kobo Town is returning to Vancouver February 4 to The Biltmore Cabaret.

Founded by Trinidadian/Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born amid the boastful, humorous and militant chants of roaming stick-fighters. Situated near the fishermen’s wharf, the area was a site of constant defiance and conflict, a place where sticks and stones, songs and verses clashed with the bayonets and batons of colonial rule.

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 27 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on STOMP makes its anticipated return to Vancouver. | ]
STOMP makes its anticipated return to Vancouver.

THE INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSION SENSATION STOMP COMES TO THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE FROM JANUARY 13 T0 15.
From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 26 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.