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Tanya Tagaq’s State Of The Nation

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

When Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Music Prize in September it put the Inuk throat singer in a very high profile spotlight.

And Tagaq has been using that spotlight to good effect: shedding light on the unacceptable response to the level of murdered or missing aboriginal women in Canada, taking on PETA for their stance on the seal hunt, and throwing down about Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Sarah talked to Tagaq about these things and a whole lot more for an in-depth interview at Huffington Post Music Canada.

To read the interview go here.

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Dan Mangan Goes To The Movies, Abandons Cute

Dan Mangan

Dan Mangan

Lover of robots and huggable beardo Dan Mangan is aiming for a bit of artistic reinvention.

The object of CBCer adoration recently worked on the soundtracks for Hector And The Search For Happiness and The Valley Below, and the billboards for his shows now list “Dan Mangan + Blacksmith” as opposed to “Dan Mangan” owing to the new band-centric nature of his music.

Mangan spoke to Sarah for Huffington Post Music Canada about this evolution when he was at the Toronto International Film Festival.

To read the interview go here.

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Human Highway: Kevin Costner Was A Janitor On The Set Of The Neil Young Film

Neil Young

Neil Young

Classic rocker and film dabbler recently presented a director’s cut of his rather weird 1982 film Human Highway at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Young, who was in attendance for the premiere, told the audience at the screening about working with Devo for the film as well as a special behind the scenes role played by future star Kevin Costner. To read the story head over to Huffington Post Music Canada by going here.

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Emmanual Jal: The Good Lie, Reese Witherspoon And Nelly Furtado

Reese Witherspoon and Emmanuel Jal

Reese Witherspoon and Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal’s life path has taken him from Sudanese child soldier to rapper to, now, an acting role with Reese Witherspoon in the film The Good Lie.

While Jal was at TIFF Sarah spoke to Jal about his journey as well as his collaboration with Nelly Furtado.

To read the story head over to Huffington Post Music Canada by going here.

 

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Bang Bang Baby: Jane Levy Channels Ann-Margaret

Jane Levy

Jane Levy

For Suburgatory star Jane Levy’s latest film Bang Bang Baby she was tasked with channeling red-headed ’60s vixen.

Sarah talked to Levy about the role when she was in town for TIFF.

To read the story head over to to Huffington Post Music Canada by going here.

 

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