The new website is located at www.cbc.ca/aboriginal and it brings together the network’s coverage of Aboriginal issues on television, radio and the World Wide Web. The interesting part for the music community is that it includes a spotlight for the arts called the Arts and Cultural Digest. Aboriginal recording artists interested in being featured in this section need only create a New Music Canada profile with music, an interesting bio and a promotional photo.
The CBC is also offering recorded performances in the Concerts on Demand section of www.cbc.ca. You can find music by Tagaq, Eagle and Hawk, JC Campbell, Tracy Bone, Don Amero, Jared Sowan and Sandy Scofield here: www.cbc.ca/radio2/blog/2007/06/22/celebrate_national_aboriginal.html
Live by the Drum has been going to air every Saturday afternoon this summer with host Wabanakwut Kinew. According to the Network’s description of the program, listeners will hear “stories and music which reveal how different cultures use rhythm to express universal experiences.” The CBC goes on to explain that, “people around the world use beat-heavy music to mark life-changing events: war and death, sex and celebration. From the chants of a Siberian shaman, to the funk in Brazil's poorest favelas all the way to foot-stomping Quebecois music, our whole world lives by the drum.”
For more information about the new Aboriginal website for the CBC, visit: www.cbc.ca/aboriginal
To access the Concerts on Demand section of the CBC website, visit: www.cbc.ca/radio2/blog/2007/06/22/celebrate_national_aboriginal.html
To listen to Live by the Drum on CBC Radio One, visit: www.cbc.ca/radio/