Music from Canada – Crash Test Dummies // Rock

The Crash Test Dummies are a Canadian rock band, formed in 1988. Their single “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” was a #1 hit in many countries worldwide. The verses are describeing the isolation and suffering of a child, two of whom have a physical abnormality. Although the song was so successfull, it’s often listed in the … Continue reading Music from Canada – Crash Test Dummies // Rock

Music from Canada – Coeur de pirate // Indie Pop

Coeur de pirate (engl. heart of a pirate) is an indie pop musician from Québec. Listen to her cover of “Mistra Gagnat”: Listen to the original song by Renaud Séchan here

Music from Canada/ Congo DR – Pierre Kwenders // World Music

Pierre Kwenders, born in Kinshasa in 1985, now living in Canada, is a singer best known for his modern world music mixed with electro, pop and rumba elements. Listen to his amazing song “Mardi gras”: Found this here

Music from Canada – Ben Caplan

The music of Ben Caplan is diverse, ranging from poetic ballads to frenetic gypsy anthems. But even when the band delivers the roughest of bar room stomps, there is a surprising depth and musicianship to the songs. Expressive percussion, upright bass, violin, sax, clarinet, flute, and terrific use of call and response sing-along choruses all … Continue reading Music from Canada – Ben Caplan

Music from Canada – Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt, born in 1957, is a Canadian celtic, new age and world musician. With over 14 million sold records, the daughter whose parents ere of Scottish and Irish descendent, she is one of the most popular celtic musicians. Listen to her great piece “Tango to Evora”:

Music from Canada – Happy birthday Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen,  (born September 21, 1934 in Montreal) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and writer. Today he is 80 years old. Leonard Cohen became well-known with songs like Suzanne, Hallelujah, First we take Manhattan, Bird on a wire , the partizan and a lot of other great songs of his work. The sisters of … Continue reading Music from Canada – Happy birthday Leonard Cohen