Staff Picks https://blog.stingray.com/staff-picks en Wellington Water Week | Our Top 5! https://blog.stingray.com/wellington-water-week-our-top-5 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Wellington Water Week | Our Top 5!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/eric-a" lang="" about="/eric-a" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Eric A</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/14/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Many Canadians visit Prince Edward County during the summer to experience its excellent wines, delicious local products, and vast sandy beaches. <a href="wellingtonwaterweek.org" target="_blank"><strong>Wellington Water Week</strong></a> is one more reason to visit this scenic getaway in Ontario.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Like last year, the community is once more coming together for the Wellington Water Week. Inspired by Stockholm’s World Water Week Symposium, partnering groups in the city will unite from August 17-25 to transform the village of Wellington, Prince Edward County, into a festival celebration of music, visual arts, and environmental conservation.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Festival Players of Prince Edward County presents a series of concerts at the Wellington United Church that will include some of Canada's premier artists and ensembles, programmed by critically acclaimed and esteemed Music Director for The Canadian Opera Company, Johannes Debus and the award-winning violinist, Elissa Lee. Conservation groups, local businesses, and individuals will offer free events, exhibits, film screenings, and hands-on activities taking place at The Midtown Brewery, The Drake Devonshire, The Wellington Library, The Wellington Heritage Museum, The Festival Players Studio Theatre and other locations.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span>Here’s our Water Week Festival top five:</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>How Can I Keep from Singin'?</span></span></span></h3> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Opus 8" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="36068488-4fcf-41a8-85ad-00249f4bb1aa" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Opus%208_0.jpg" /><figcaption>Opus 8</figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> </div> <div class="col"> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Saturday, August 17 - 5:30 PM - WELLINGTON UNITED CHURCH/243 Main St.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Opus 8 in concert - Eight of Toronto's finest ensemble singers offer a delightful evening of old and new a cappella folksongs, including rare works by Gombert and Marenzio as well as familiar pieces in brand-new arrangements by Director of Music, Robert Busiakiewicz. This concert has something for everyone.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><a href="https://festivalplayers.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1M00000m9FeKUAU" target="_blank">Ticket available here</a>.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <h3><span><span><span>Musical + Edible Promenade through Wellington</span></span></span></h3> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Elissa Lee" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c1e6e612-8b82-4ec8-aaef-ad32630b881a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Elissa%20Lee_0.png" /><figcaption>Elissa Lee</figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> </div> <div class="col"> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Sunday, August 18 - 3:00 pm starting at the Wellington United Church</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Come for a walk through Wellington, and experience four miniature musical concerts in four different locations. This musical guided tour explores the concept of waves through sound and movement. Local plant-based chef Chris Byrne will delight you with four new edible creations to accompany each stop, paired with award-winning wine from Karlo Estates. Sanya Eng (harp), Elissa Lee (violin), Dr. Ryan Scott (percussion), Harihwawishon Joe Brown (traditional horn rattle), and Kanonhsowanen Dustin Brown (traditional water drum) will be serving up the music.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://festivalplayers.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1M00000m9FyQUAU" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Tickets available here.</span></span></span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Concert + Dinner series: The Parcival Project with recipients of the Canada Council's Music Instrument Bank catered by Picnic and paired with wine from Karlo Estates</span></span></span></h3> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="DOMINIC DESAUTELS (Parcival)" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0b13de7f-b742-4328-9380-167558f9b4bd" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/DOMINIC%20DESAUTELS%20%28percival%29_0.png" /><figcaption>Dominic Desautels</figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> </div> <div class="col"> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Tuesday, August 20 - 5:30  PM - WELLINGTON UNITED CHURCH/243 Main St</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>This concert features Montréal’s ensemble The Parcival Project and four recipients of the prestigious Music Instrument Bank from the Canada Council for the Arts. The program begins with Mozart’s clarinet quintet, one of the most beloved chamber works of all time and will end with the masterpiece “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” composed by Olivier Messiaen in a prison camp, a miraculous work that seems to transform the horrors of humanity into pure artistic and religious sublimity.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://festivalplayers.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1M00000m9FyfUAE" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Tickets available here.</span></span></span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Baroque Salon "Duetto Violoncello"  featuring Elinor Frey + Pheobe Carrai</span></span></span></h3> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Elinor Frey &amp; Pheobe Carrai (Baroque)" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="26ac67c2-922e-44bb-ade8-fc22d226f679" height="280" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Elinor%20Frey%20%26%20Pheobe%20Carrai%20%28Baroque%29_0.png" width="280" /><figcaption>Elinor Frey &amp; Pheobe Carrai </figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> </div> <div class="col"> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Saturday, August 24 - 8:00  PM - FESTIVAL PLAYERS STUDIO THEATRE/310 Main St.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Canadian cellist Elinor Frey and celebrated performer Phoebe Carrai join together for a program of duo sonatas from the 18th century. The works bear witness to a time when the cello was becoming a prevalent and essential instrument throughout Europe. Giovanni Battista Cirri, Jean Thomas, and Giuseppe Dall’Abaco were each cellist-composers who wrote charming duets with equal parts. Violinist Hannah Tam, a multiple award-winning 13-year-old child prodigy and youngest member ever to be accepted into Philadelphia's Curtis Institute, will open for this event.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://festivalplayers.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1M00000m9FzJUAU" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Tickets available here.</span></span></span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-justify"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 1.3rem; font-weight: 600;">Exubérance et Nostalgie: Prix Opus Programme</span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Hannah Tam" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a7b434d5-be47-4e29-806c-45e1119dae33" height="465" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Hannah%20Tam_0.jpg" width="309" /><figcaption>Hannah Tam</figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> </div> <div class="col"> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Sunday, August 25 - 3:00 pm - Wellington United Church/243 Main St.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Created by artistic director James Darling for the final concert at the 2018 “Concerts aux Iles-du-Bic” chamber music festival in Quebec, “Exubérance et nostalgie,” won a prestigious Prix Opus from the Quebec Music Council for Concert. Strings, harp, and piano will animate the stage, culminating in Robert Schumann’s Quintet for piano in E-flat major, Opus 44. This prize-winning concert will close the festival with a wave of exuberance!</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>This exciting event features the incredible talents of Philip Chiu on piano, Sanya Eng on harp, Elissa Lee, Matilda Kaul, Kathleen Kajioka on viola, Tomas Djupsjöbacka and David Hetherington on cello, and child-prodigy, 13 year-old Hannah Tam on violin, awarded with the Audience Prize at the opening showcase “Mini Violini” of The Concours Musical International de Montréal 2019.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><a href="https://festivalplayers.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1M00000m9FzUUAU" target="_blank">Tickets available here</a>.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-justify"><em><span><span><span>For more information, visit <a href="wellingtonwaterweek.org" 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https://blog.stingray.com/artists-watch-august-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artists to Watch | August 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/122" lang="" about="/user/122" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Eva and Sophie</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/06/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2019 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far. </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&amp;utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_content=ArtistsToWatch&amp;utm_campaign=on-going" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><br /><a href="https://blog.stingray.com/katori-walker-interview-stingray-rising-stars" target="_blank">Katori Walker</a></h3> <img alt="katori_walker" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f9c831d5-be85-40dc-9c80-1b86535c5f82" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/katori_walker.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify">The upcoming Pasadena, California, rapper first gained attention with his video for "Ormoni," named after his brother who was killed in 2017 in a gang-related activity, and which hit over 4.2 million views. His music and accompanying visuals are often political, touching on issues within the black community in America, with lyrics that are frank and provocative. He released his third project, <em>Stubborn</em> EP, in March and recently toured with Vince Staples on his <em>Smile You're On Camera Tour.</em> He hopes to collaborate with bigger artists such as Kendrick and J. Cole for his debut album.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>On repeat: “Dolla Save Me"</strong></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><strong>J.S. Ondara</strong></h3> <img alt="js_ondara" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1f115ce7-3a75-4e0a-9b7b-c5ee44462ecb" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/js_ondara.png" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify">The Kenyan-born folk singer-songwriter moved to the United States in 2013 with a dream of making music and singing. Heavily inspired by Bob Dylan, he moved to Minnesota (the country legend's home state) where he taught himself to play guitar and started playing open mics. After gaining attention in the local Minneapolis scene and subsequently from labels, he started working on his debut album, <em>Tales of America</em>, which was released this past February.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>On repeat: “Television Girl”</strong></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><strong>Nicole Bus</strong></h3> <img alt="Nicole Bus" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e9f6cad1-5b0d-4f06-ba08-09b2e33722a5" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/nicole_bus.png" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify">Before signing to a major label, the half-Dutch half-Curaçaose R&amp;B singer had a multifaceted musical journey - she won a national artist competition in the Netherlands, toured an album, attended the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and competed in <em>The Voice of Holland</em>. In another songwriting contest in Amsterdam, she met her current producer, Needlz, who has previously worked with Drake and Cardi B. She is currently signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation and is expected to release her debut album soon.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>On repeat: “You”</strong></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><strong>JAMESDAVIS</strong></h3> <img alt="jamesdavis" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e85f707a-49f1-45e1-b328-92f3674dca05" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/jamesdavis.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify">The Inglewood, California, siblings consist of twins Jess and Erika, and their younger brother Auston. Although Jess signed to a label at a young age, she quit after a negative experience with the industry. Her and her siblings formed a band instead, making alternative R&amp;B music that caught the attention of the Motown label. They released their latest EP, <em>Masterpeace</em>, in May and supported Leikeli47 on her Acryclic Tour in North America.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>On repeat: “Something To Talk About”</strong></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><strong>Joy Crookes</strong></h3> <img alt="joy_crookes" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2e0ec038-6e71-4f5e-87c5-7afec22edd99" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/joy_crookes.png" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify">At just 20 years old, the London-based singer-songwriter has already released two EPs with her latest, <em>Perception</em>, released in June. She started playing the guitar and songwriting at the age of 12, using it as an escape for her emotions. Of Bangledeshi and Irish descent, she draws on her dual identity and borrows from both cultures for many of her songs . The video for her single "Don't Let Me Down" has over 1.1M views.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>On repeat: “Hurts”</strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here’s a list of great curated audio channels sure to bring your gatherings to the next level, all available on the free Stingray Music mobile app.</p> <h3><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0275?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Summer HipHop Mix</a></h3> <p>The hottest hip-hop songs of the summer bring the heat.</p> <p>Featured artists: Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Saweetie, Bad Bunny</p> <h3><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0880?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">‘70s Classic Rock Heatwave</a></h3> <p>It doesn't get better than a hot grill, a full cooler, and a shining sun on a lazy summer day. All that’s missing are rock classics from the ‘70s with a little blues and country-rock thrown in.</p> <p>Featured artists: Grateful Dead, War, Eric Burdon, Little Feat, Jim Ford</p> <h3><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0271?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Fab Summer Cookout</a></h3> <p>A time machine back to the glorious summers of the '70s and early '80s. Whether or not you remember roller skates and banana seats, this channel will give an old-school vibe to your next summertime get-together.</p> <p>Featured artists: Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, The Hollies, Blood, Sweat &amp; Tears</p> <h3><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1408?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">2019 Summer Hits</a></h3> <p>With rising temperatures comes the need for awesome summer anthems, and so far, there are plenty of contenders for the default poolside jam or windows-down-cruising soundtrack. Here’s a collection that will go down in sonic history as the best tracks of summer 2019.</p> <p>Featured artists: Jonas Brothers, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Khalid</p> <h3><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1416?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Sunny Throwback Hits</a></h3> <p>These summer anthems never get old! These sizzling pop and R&amp;B hits bring the heat that kicks off vacation-mode, whatever the weather.</p> <p>Featured artists: Destiny’s Child, Shakira, Drake, Pitbull, Katy Perry</p> <h3>About Stingray Music Mobile App:</h3> <p>With your TV cable subscription, you get FREE access to the Stingray Music mobile app, which features hundreds of expertly curated audio channels sure to spice up every occasion. It’s easy to download on your phone, and it’s also available on your TV and computer for the best listening experience wherever, whenever!</p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">© Samantha Gades | Unsplash</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-07/party.jpeg" width="1350" height="901" alt="Summer party playlist" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:33:34 +0000 Ariane Durocher 732 at https://blog.stingray.com Artists to Watch | July 2019 https://blog.stingray.com/artists-watch-july-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artists to Watch | July 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/122" lang="" about="/user/122" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Eva and Sophie</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/12/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2019 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far. </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></p> <h3><br /> Yuna</h3> <p><strong><img alt="Yuna" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a7555069-5b94-4b40-b309-ecd9cac61b1a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/yuna.png" /></strong></p> <p><a href="https://blog.stingray.com/yuna-interview-stingray-rising-stars" target="_blank">The Malaysian pop/R&amp;B singer</a> has been singing since she was seven years old and first started sharing her music via MySpace. After signing with Fader Label and moving to Los Angeles, she was mentored by and worked alongside Pharell. Her album, <em>Rouge</em>, features Tyler, The Creator, and G-Eazy.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Forevermore"</strong></p> <h3><strong>Mabel</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="mabel" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="07cc2caf-f116-4756-9b4b-e0dfa0b98991" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mabel.png" /></strong></p> <p>The Spanish-born, UK-based R&amp;B singer was recently nominated for Best British Breakthrough Act alongside Ella Mai and Jorja Smith. Her breakout single, “Don’t Call Me Up,” peaked at no.3 on the Billboard Top 40 Pop Chart. As the daughter of Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey, she grew up surrounded by musicians which nudged her to follow suit. Her debut album, <em>High Expectations</em>, comes out this month.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Don't Call Me Up”</strong></p> <h3><strong>YK Osiris</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="YK Osiris" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7d61c8f7-b112-4afd-89c0-3ef2bbeac9dd" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/yk_osiris.png" /></strong></p> <p>Named after the Egyptian god (Osiris), this up-and-coming rapper from Jacksonville, Florida first went viral with his song “I’m Next (Freestyle)” which has over four million streams to date. He recently signed a deal with Def Jam with co-signs from Drake and Meek Mill, despite only having made music for a year. He was chosen as an artist on the XXL 2019 Freshman Class, and his debut album <em>Love Hate</em> is set to release in the next year.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Worth It”</strong></p> <h3><strong>AJ Mitchell </strong></h3> <p><img alt="AJ Mitchell" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="dcd9d10d-c202-46c2-9645-def093146d8e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/ajmitchell.png" /></p> <p>Born in Illinois and now based in Los Angeles, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter first gained a following through Instagram, where he would share covers and original songs. Through his social media following, he briefly worked with marketing agency Team 10 before focusing exclusively on music. His most recent single, “All My Friends” reached the Top 40 chart and his debut full-length album is set to release soon.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “All My Friends”</strong></p> <h3><strong>Anna Clendening </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Anna Clendening" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2a7409b6-b11a-4825-8348-618152f8103f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/annaclendening.png" /></strong></p> <p>Despite struggling with anxiety and depression, the singer-songwriter performed an acoustic rendition of “Hallelujah” on America’s Got Talent in 2014 and received widespread praise. Through social media and viral videos, she has amassed an online following of two million fans. Her latest EP, titled <em>waves</em>, was released in February and touches upon her real-life struggles.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Anxiety”</strong></p> <h3><strong>Calboy</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Calboy" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="56fac487-deba-4454-90ac-5eb6425556fa" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/calboy_0.png" /></strong></p> <p>The 19-year-old Chicago rapper taught himself to record and mix his own music in middle school via YouTube tutorials. He formed an independent imprint with his mother called Paper Gang Inc. through which he uploaded his music. Two years later, he caught the attention of Polo Grounds Music and signed a deal in October. His hit song, “Envy Me,” reached the Billboard Hot 100 and he recently dropped his debut mixtape, <em>Wildboy</em>, featuring rappers like Meek Mill, Young Thug, and Moneybagg Yo.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Caroline”</strong></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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En plus d’avoir créé <a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_T0094?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">une chaine entièrement dédiée à tous les artistes</a> qui y ont joué et qui contient les productions du festival, nous vous proposons cinq concerts à ne pas manquer cette année. </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span><strong>SYSTEMA SOLAR</strong> <i><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>(Colombie) </span></span></i>- <strong><i>Vendredi le</i></strong> <strong><i>12 juillet</i></strong>, <strong>Théâtre Fairmont.</strong></span></span></span></p> <img alt="Systema Solar" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="72825ad6-bd6f-4f82-bc42-ede3ff2a2716" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Systema%20Solar.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span>Systema Solar réinventera la musique à grands coups de vibe électro-funk les porro, champeta, bullerengue et cumbia de son pays.<br /><br /><strong>Tabou Combo</strong> <i><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>(Haïti) </span></span></i>- <strong><i>Dimanche le</i></strong> <strong><i>21 juillet</i></strong>, <strong>Concert Extérieur Gratuit Évènements TD / ICI Musique.</strong></span></span></span></p> <img alt="Tabou-Combo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="dc9d47ac-9da8-4e11-8768-117b47ab2aec" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Tabou-Combo.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span>« La légende à faire danser ; la référence absolue du konpa » (Le Devoir). Sans jamais s’essouffler, Tabou Combo a promené aux quatre coins du monde son konpa haïtien contagieux, teinté de rumba congolaise, de rock et de funk.</span></span></span><br /><br /><span><span><span><strong>Mungo’s Hi-Fi</strong> <i><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>(Royaume-Uni)</span></span></i> - <strong><i>Samedi le</i></strong> <strong><i>20 Juillet</i></strong>, <strong>Le Ministère</strong>.</span></span></span></p> <img alt="Mungos Hi Fi" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="305e0496-417e-498f-b600-f1b477a74bba" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Mungos_Hi_Fi.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span>Grosse soirée<strong> </strong>Dub<strong> </strong>à la manière des authentiques SoundSystem jamaïcains.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span><strong>Salif Keita</strong> <i><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>(Mali)</span></span></i> – <strong><i>Lundi le 15 Juillet</i></strong>, <strong>MTELUS</strong>.</span></span></span></p> <img alt="Salif Keita" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="79a8e531-6f80-494c-9ed0-77c45f8792fe" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Salif_Keita.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span>L’un des plus grands ambassadeurs de la musique africaine sur la planète, celui par qui tout commence, célébrera à la fois ses 70 ans, ses 50 ans de carrière et sera le point de départ officiel du Festival.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span><strong>Poirier &amp; Mr. Touré</strong> <i><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>(Canada)</span></span></i> - <strong><i>Vendredi le</i></strong> <strong><i>12 Juillet</i></strong>, <strong>Le Ministère</strong>.</span></span></span></p> <img alt="toure poirier" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4f3e9ab9-ac3d-48be-8429-3c08bc52f77e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/toure%2C%20poirier.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span>Nos ambassadeurs locaux vont nous brasser un cocktail afro de kuduro et de rythmes lingalas, liés par des beat électroniques pour une soirée spéciale Afro Kuduro.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Découvrez la programmation complète ainsi que les participants des années précédentes sur <a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_T0094?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">la chaine Nuits D’Afrique</a> sur Stingray Musique.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. Suivez-nous sur </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong> et </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusique"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/afrique" hreflang="en">Afrique</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/festival" hreflang="en">Festival</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/montreal" hreflang="en">Montréal</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-07/nuits%20afrique%202.png" width="1280" height="720" alt="Nuits d&#039;Afrique" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-07/Nuits%20Afrique%20.jpg" width="952" height="952" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-link field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Link</div> <div class="field__item">http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_T0094?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-cross-promo-body field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><strong><span><span><span>Écoutez la chaine Nuits D’Afrique sur</span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong><span><span><span><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_T0094?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Stingray Musique</a>!</span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 03 Jul 2019 17:16:33 +0000 Sasha 722 at https://blog.stingray.com Stingray et le FIJM… Complètement jazz! https://blog.stingray.com/stingray-et-le-fijm-completement-jazz <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Stingray et le FIJM… Complètement jazz!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/eric-a" lang="" about="/eric-a" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Eric A</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/19/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Fier partenaire de la 40e édition du <strong>Festival International de Jazz de Montréal</strong>, Stingray remettra un Prix Étoiles Stingray de 5000 $ à un jeune musicien de niveau universitaire se considérant issu des minorités visibles, le 26 juin 2019. Le lauréat ou la lauréate se sera démarqué-e par son talent de compositeur, de musicien et d’arrangeur. Stingray associe son programme Prix Étoiles au Prix Oliver Jones, présenté pour la première fois au Festival international de jazz de Montréal.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Mais ce n’est pas tout les prix… Voyez ce qu’on vous propose à tous les soirs à 22h à l’Astral, renommé le Club pour ces soirées de jazz tardives!</span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Rodrigo Amarante</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>27 juin</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>La musique de l’auteur-compositeur-interprète brésilien Rodrigo Amarante — connu notamment pour avoir signé la chanson du générique de la série Narcos —, se niche entre saudade brésilienne, tropicália, rock alternatif et folk planant. Ne manquez pas la prestation de cet artiste au style enchanteur.</span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Hailu Mergia</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>28 juin</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Figure emblématique de la scène jazz éthiopienne particulièrement dynamique dans les années 70, le claviériste, accordéoniste et arrangeur Hailu Mergia s’installe à Washington, où il vit une période plus difficile. Sa rencontre récente avec Shim Kovitz change sa vie. On redécouvre sa musique et la carrière du musicien de 71 ans prend un nouvel envol. Une renaissance artistique remarquable !</span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Joep Beving</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>29 juin</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Les pièces contemplatives et minimalistes du pianiste hollandais, écoutées des millions de fois en ligne, constituent autant d’antidotes aux vies chaotiques et de déclencheurs d’émotions. Ses albums Solipsism, sorti en 2015 et Prehension, en 2017, ont fait de lui une grande figure du compositeur postclassique. Le nouvel opus de Beving, Henosis, plus orchestral et électro, clôt une trilogie consacrée à l’exploration de l’intime et de l’humanité. Pour son spectacle à Montréal, Joep Beving, en plus d’interpréter des morceaux au piano en solo, jouera également de la nouvelle musique avec ACME.</span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>ÌFÉ</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>30 juin</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Quand la rumba rencontre l’électro via un vocodeur et des chants sacrés yorubas… Inédite, la musique percussive et accrocheuse de ce collectif portoricain ne s’appuie sur aucune programmation durant ses prestations enlevantes.</span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Theon Cross</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>1er juillet</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Aussi bien dans le groupe Sons of Kemet qu’en solo, il transforme un instrument classique – le tuba – en organe d’où émergent des pièces et un groove insoupçonnés. Un des principaux acteurs de la scène jazz londonienne, il fait partie de ces jeunes musiciens florissants et innovateurs qui repoussent les limites, qui entremêlent les influences et les paysages sonores.</span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Tamino</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>2 juillet</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Véritable révélation de la nouvelle scène flamande, Tamino subjugue dès ses débuts avec Habibi, un EP qui dévoile une voix bouleversante et un univers d’une riche profondeur. Le jeune auteur-compositeur-interprète d’origine égyptienne récolte depuis les éloges partout sur son passage. Pour son premier disque, Amir, il s’est fait accompagner d’un collectif de musiciens provenant pour la plupart du Moyen-Orient, dont certains ont le statut de réfugiés en Belgique.</span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>PJ Morton</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>3 juillet</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>PJ Morton est l'homme le plus occupé du R&amp;B. En plus de performer aux côtés de Maroon 5 et de collaboré avec des artistes comme Stevie Wonder, Solange et Erykah Badu, sa carrière solo prend son envol lorsque ses albums Gumbo et Gumbo Unplugged récoltent plusieurs nominations aux Grammys ces deux dernières années. </span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>40 ans d’histoires avec André Ménard, Alain Simard et le Lorraine Desmarais band</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>4 juillet</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Pour célébrer le 40e  anniversaire du Festival (ainsi que ses propres 40 ans), la station de radio américaine spécialisée en jazz WBGO offre une émission toute spéciale, enregistrée et diffusée en direct de L’Astral. Préparez-vous à entendre toutes sortes d’anecdotes captivantes de la part d’André Ménard et Alain Simard, dont les propos seront illustrés par le Lorraine Desmarais band.</span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Flying Hórses</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>5 juillet</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Ce deuxième album, Reverie, est issu d’une démarche très personnelle de Jade Bergeron, la multi-instrumentiste derrière Flying Hórses. C’est une rupture amoureuse et l’envie d’explorer un univers plus onirique qui ont inspiré les pièces de cet album plus sombre et dense. Rassurez-vous, il y a aussi de d'espoir, confirme l’artiste. Des sonorités islandaises et des envolées de piano magnifiques s’entendent dans cette ambiance post-rock.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>De plus, encore cette année, l’équipe de Stingray a créé <a href="https://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_T0086/Festival-international-de-jazz-de-Montreal-2019?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">une chaîne sur mesure</a> Festival International de jazz de Montréal 2019, disponible sur son appli mobile et lecteur Web Stingray Musique dès maintenant!</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Suivez-nous sur </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong> et </strong><strong><a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusique">Twitter</a> pour ne rien manquer de Festival International de Jazz de 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class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:49:59 +0000 Eric A 714 at https://blog.stingray.com Les Francos de Montréal 2019 sous le signe de l’éclectisme https://blog.stingray.com/les-francos-de-montreal-2019-sous-le-signe-de-leclectisme <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Les Francos de Montréal 2019 sous le signe de l’éclectisme</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/eric-a" lang="" about="/eric-a" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Eric A</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/05/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>L’été se fait attendre mais la saison des festivals estivaux est bel et bien sur le point de commencer. Pour les Montréalais, ça veut dire l’arrivée des <a href="www.francosmontreal.com" target="_blank">Francos de Montréal</a> qui se tiendront du 14 au 22 juin! La fête de la musique par excellence ne nous a jamais déçue malgré ses 31 bougies et l’édition 2019 ne fera pas exception.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Comme le souligne Laurent Saulnier, vice-président à la programmation de l’Équipe Spectra, la programmation des Francos est à l'image de la production musicale francophone de l'année: éclectique et ravissante. </span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>« On a rarement le grand écart dans les styles musicaux comme cette année, passant de Ludwig Von 88 à Paul Daraiche, de Lydia Képinski à Mario Pelchat, de Cœur de Pirate à Québec Redneck Bluegrass Project. Sans compter des créations comme La Science du cœur symphonique de Pierre Lapointe. Tout ça avec le plus grand des plaisirs! »</span></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span>Voici quelques idées de sorties. Bonnes Francos!</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Tire le coyote - Désherbage</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Avec invitée spéciale : Alexandra Stréliski | Première partie : Emilie Clepper</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Théâtre Maisonneuve — Place des Arts • 175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Vendredi 21 juin, 20 h</span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Tire le coyote - crédit Émilie Dumais" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5d277430-65db-452d-8529-0b6fbbbe82f8" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Tire%20le%20coyote%20-%20cr%C3%A9dit%20%C3%89milie%20Dumais.jpg" /><figcaption>Tire le coyote - Crédit: Émilie Dumais</figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span>Tire le coyote fait l’unanimité avec Désherbage, son quatrième album. Écriture puissante et sensible, intelligence, charisme, voilà qui définit notre homme et son univers. Et qui suscite ce grand plaisir, ce respect partagé par le public et l’artiste. En exclusivité aux Francos, la pianiste néoclassique et sensation du moment Alexandra Stréliski sera l’invitée spéciale de Tire le Coyote. En première partie : Émilie Clepper, dont le projet a justement été réalisé par Benoît Pinette, alias Tire le Coyote.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Pour écouter : </span></span></span><a href="https://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_N0537/Week-end-au-chalet?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span class="button-video">🎵</span></a></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Groovy Aardvark et amis - 100% Francos</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Premières parties : Cirrhose &amp; Cendrier et Code 40-11</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>MTELUS • 59, rue Sainte-Catherine Est</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Vendredi 21 juin, 21 h</span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Groovy Aardvark - Crédit: Stephane Bourgeois" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f8d02dc2-e443-481b-af31-3abf021eee86" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Groovy%20Aardvark%202%20%40%20Stephane%20Bourgeois.jpg" /><figcaption>Groovy Aardvark - Crédit: Stephane Bourgeois</figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span>Une des figures les plus emblématiques de la scène rock alternative québécoise, la formation Groovy Aardvark, se réunie une nouvelle fois au grand plaisir de ses fans de 1986 à aujourd’hui. Groovy Aardvark n’ont rien perdu de leur énergie et vous livrerons un concert 100% franco en compagnie d’invités spéciaux. </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Pour écouter : </span></span></span><a class="button-video" href="https://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_N0438/Sur-la-route-du-rock?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">🎵</a></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Paul Daraîche</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Première partie : Cindy Bédard</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Théâtre Maisonneuve — Place des Arts • 175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Samedi 15 juin, 20 h</span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Paul Daraîche" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6db19ec1-97e0-4551-bdd9-495382f57a07" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Paul%20Photo-photo%20recadr%C3%A9e.jpg" /><figcaption>Paul Daraîche</figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span>Après plus de 2 millions d’albums vendus en 50 ans de carrière, le chanteur gaspésien récidive avec un nouvel opus, Ma maison favorite. Paul Daraîche a fait appel à des amis ainsi qu’à son idole de jeunesse, Salvatore Adamo, qui lui a offert une pièce. Réalisé par Christian Turcotte assisté de Marc Girard, avec Mario Pelchat à la direction artistique et à la production, Ma maison favorite témoigne du sens viscéral de la famille du chanteur, alors qu’on peut l’entendre pour la première fois sur disque en duo avec ses enfants Katia, Dan et Émilie.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Pour écouter : </span></span></span><a href="https://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/010/Franco-Country?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span class="button-video">🎵</span></a></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Les Négresses Vertes</span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Place des Festivals</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Jeudi 20 juin, 21 h</span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Les Négresses Vertes - Crédit: Luc Manago" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9608d515-6fa1-440e-a7a6-f2cf4560c0cb" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/007-LNV-MlahTour--%C2%AElucmanago2018.jpg" /><figcaption>Les Négresses Vertes - Crédit: Luc Manago</figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span>Véritable ovni musical, le groupe Les Négresses Vertes sait mieux que personne comment jouer avec les codes du rock en offrant une musique déjantée, éclatée et métissée. Trente ans après le succès de leur premier album Mlah, les fiers représentants de la scène alternative française nous reviennent pour une tournée anniversaire! Venez danser gratuitement au son des entraînantes Zobi la mouche, Orane et surtout, Voilà l’été!</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Pour écouter : </span></span></span><a href="https://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_N0034/Les-pieds-dans-le-sable?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span class="button-video">🎵</span></a></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Dans le cadre des <strong>Rendez-vous Pros</strong>, Stingray est fière de présenter le multi-instrumentiste Les Louanges, FouKi le magnifique rapper et l’auteure-compositrice-interprète et réalisatrice Laurence Nerbonne à <strong>L' Astral le lundi 17 juin, 15 h.</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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From walking in cold snow-covered streets to hanging out at C2 Montreal, it all felt like it happened in a blink. For those who are reading my work for the first time, I’ll keep it short, my name is Brian Holidae. I started in radio at 17, was a hip-hop music director for ten, and I’ve repped Canada on an international level as a delegate at the annual International Radio Festival. Wild thing is, as much as all of that was, the biggest part of the first six months of 2019 came down to my interview with Spike Lee for C2 Montreal on behalf of FranklinArmstong.com. </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>What does this all have to do with music? A lot, actually. Music affects your frame of mind, can make you happy, anxious, and bring about any other emotion. So as the year started and opportunities presented themselves, some tracks helped my frame of mind get clearer. In January, while getting over the holiday season hype, we got “Shine,” from <strong>Tobe Nwigwe</strong>. Known for some deep inspirational R&amp;B mixed with rap, Tobe dropped the track Shine just in time to fight seasonal post-holiday depression that comes with Blue Monday. This track is more R&amp;B than anything, with smooth lyrics that delivered a somewhat solemn message but delivered in such a beautiful way, you don’t even realize it’s uplifting you. This was the first year that I got hit with the seasonal blues, not that it showed. I tend to play it off and a track like Shine def helped during those pensive “what’s next” moments. Also helped to have <strong>Lizzo</strong>’s “Juice” spinning to add that much needed energy.</span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><i></i></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>February is always difficult for music, I find, as it isn’t the easiest month to release anything. Short month, cold as cold can get if you’re along the US/Canada border on the East Coast. We all commiserate together by often staying indoors. Which is exactly what I did while listening to the <strong>Sean Price &amp; Small Professor</strong> project “86 Witness.” For Sean Price, the album is a posthumous release, coming almost four years after he passed. I was a huge fan of Sean Price, and I consider him one of the most underrated rappers ever. What made this album so much fun to listen to was although Sean P passed in 2015, his raps are timeless. No shade aimed at Lil Wayne, but his recent album had verses that sounded like they were recorded a few years ago. On the other hand, Sean P drops lines like “Slugs Move Everything Around Me/S.C.R.E.A.M. what that mean?” and it is such a Sean line that it’s an ageless line. His lyric delivery was both classic and ahead of its time. </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Do we really need to discuss why March was a good month for music? <strong>Solange </strong>dropped “When I Get Home” with the track “Dream,” <strong>Tierra Whack </strong>dropped “Wasteland” and that’s just from TWO of the amazing artists who dropped tracks that month. Anyone who said 2019 started slow didn’t actually pay attention to music. <strong>2 Chainz</strong> dropped the track “Rule the World” with Ariana Grande and I don’t even like either artists all that much. Are they talented? Yes. Was using the “Why Don’t We Fall in Love” sample from <strong>Amerie</strong> a cheatcode move? 100%. But no one else was using the sample, so if you want to put two current pop artists (yes, I consider 2 Chainz pop) on the track, do it.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong>Tayla Parx, Connie Diiamond, Lizzo, Tee Grizzley</strong>…  and those are dropped in the span of two weeks. In TWO weeks we got the lines “If a n***a wrote your s**t you a f***n catfish” off “Put Ya Hands Up by Connie Diiamond and “Money make your whole team vanish / That's a paper trick, Origami” off “God’s Warrior,” by Tee Grizzley. Both those lines give me hope that there is more to rap than what is in the mainstream or main timeline these days. Artist like Lizzo have been working on their craft and are now getting the level of recognition they deserved from jump. Tayla has been writing your favorite artists’ song lyrics for them. The talent that came out in April was amazing and helped the days pass quickly. Snow melting, great vibes, and the end of the Infinity Saga from Marvel Studios, it was a heavy month for a blerd like myself, but every track made making moves around the city more fun.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Which brings us to my birth month, May. I like to think that <strong>Megan Thee Stallion</strong> &amp; <strong>Ari Lennox </strong>spoke at some point and decided to both drop their albums in the same month just for me. Yes, when it’s my birth month I legit turn into a narcissistic kid who thinks every good thing that happens in the world is a gift that was aimed for him. You should all feel that when it’s your respective birth month. “Up Late” by Ari is so damn smooth and just gives you those good <em><i><span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisson" target="_blank">frisson</a></span> </i></em>(aka <span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>aesthetic chills) like a good track does. Meanwhile, the Anime-loving blerd Megan Thee Stallion put out an album of dope tracks leaving her name on the lips of every hip-hop fan. We also have to give huge props to <strong>Tyler, The Creator </strong>‘cause “Igor” is a monster of an album. The best part is I don’t know if Tyler can just pop an album out or if he works like a beast. Either way, the final product is such a great album and I’ve had "Gone, Gone / Thank You" on repeat since the album drop. Add on the <strong>Flying Lotus </strong>album I need more time with and the new <strong>BJ The Chicago Kid </strong>&amp; <strong>Offset </strong>track “Worryin’ ‘Bout Me” and you end May in possibly a perfect way. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>All this to say the bar has been set by every artist I mentioned. 2019 started off strong, although I hear rumbling and naysayers who were looking for a new <strong>Rihanna </strong>(word is before year’s end), but I’m happy with the music that's been put out in the early ‘19. Honourable mentions to <strong>Tech N9ne, Lil Nas X </strong>and <strong>DJ Khaled</strong>, who don’t need the mentions but I liked their tracks or projects. From cold days to sunny May, go listen to every track or album mentioned in this post, you will not regret it. If you do, hit me in my mentions </span></span></span></span><a href="https://twitter.com/BrianHolidae" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span>@BrianHolidae</span></span></span></span></a><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>, I’m down to discuss.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are some of our favorites so far. </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Tayla Parx</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="tayla parx" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1d5853c1-67cc-4bb0-904f-3bcecb60bc43" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/tayla%20parx.png" /></strong></p> <p>This 25-year-old Dallas native has songwriting credits on some of today's major hits, including  Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" and "7 Rings," and Khalid's "Love Lies." Since being signed at the age of 19, she has also written for Janelle Monae, Majid Jordan, BTS, Mariah Carey, and Demi Lovato. She is currently on tour with Anderson .Paak in Europe and will be touring alongside Lizzo this spring. When she's not doing music, you can find her acting in movies and shows like <em>Hairspray</em> and <em>Gilmore Girls</em>.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Slow Dancing"</strong></p> <h3><strong>Mabel</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="mabel" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="07cc2caf-f116-4756-9b4b-e0dfa0b98991" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mabel.png" /></strong></p> <p>The London-based R&amp;B singer was featured on Jax Jones's "Ring Ring" with Rich The Kid which reached the top of the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in August. She was nominated for Breakthrough Act at the 2019 Brit Awards and supported Harry Styles on his European tour. She attended the prestigious Rytmus music school in Sweden where Robyn and Tove Lo also studied.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Don't Call Me Up”</strong></p> <h3><strong>Nafe Smallz</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="nafe smallz" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="24588029-bdd7-4552-9abc-aefc50db60e0" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/nafe%20smallz.png" /></strong></p> <p>The UK rapper has opened for artists like Future, Rich Homie Quan, and Migos on their respective tours.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Wouldn't Believe It”</strong></p> <h3><strong>Koffee </strong></h3> <p><img alt="Koffee" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="32246eb6-8cb6-4246-bf9c-7aaf142fbec9" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/koffee.png" /></p> <p>The 18-year-old Jamaican reggae singer/rapper started her musical career at a young age in a church choir, practicing melodies and harmonies. Her breakout single "Toast" was produced by Walshy Fire of Major Lazer. Before the recent release of her <em>Rapture</em> EP, she signed to Columbia UK and had already released five singles.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Throne”</strong></p> <h3><strong>070 Shake </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="070 Shake" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8b8625bd-dd62-4765-a87a-580e68f813ea" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/070%20shake.png" /></strong></p> <p>This New Jersey native is Kanye West's latest signee, a standout vocalist on his latest project <em>Ye</em> as well as on <em>Daytona </em>(Pusha T), <em>Kids See Ghosts</em> (Kanye &amp; Kid Cudi), and <em>Nasir</em> (Nas). She  signed to G.O.O.D. Music after a friend played Kanye one of her tracks. She supported The 1975 on their tour in 2016 and is currently working on a debut album.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “I Laugh When I'm With Friends But Sad When I'm Alone”</strong></p> <h3><strong>TOMORROW X TOGETHER</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="TOMORROW X TOGETHER" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="86bf4bd4-f39a-4916-82d1-9ca9aa7c2cd4" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/tomorrow%20x%20together.png" /></strong></p> <p>When South Korean Big Hit Entertainment debuted this 5-piece boy band, the website crashed within seconds of going live and their introduction video garnered over 6 million views within 15 hours. Their debut music video for "Crown" broke the record for most viewed K-Pop music video debut within 24 hours. They are the fastest K-Pop group to appear in the Billboard 200 with their album debuting at No. 140 and No. 1 on the Emerging Artists chart.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “CROWN”</strong></p> <h3><strong>Fletcher </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Fletcher" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="229bff4d-1472-4ee4-bf6c-5259538d4efe" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/fletcher.png" /></strong></p> <p>The 24-year-old New Jersey pop singer has already performed at several festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Life is Beautiful. She started classical vocal training at five years old and played the piano, clarinet, and flute before writing her own music at age 14.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Undrunk”</strong></p> <h3><strong>Miya Folick </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Miya Folick" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="62fca8ca-6f74-4be9-8371-bc98553ead6f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/miya%20folick.png" /></strong></p> <p>The half Japanese, half Russian L.A. native was initially interested in acting before discovering songwriting and singing. Not knowing how and where to meet other musicians, she resorted to Tinder where she formed her current band. Since 2015 she has released two EPs and her debut album, <em>Premonitions</em>, in October.  </p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Stock Image”</strong></p> <h3><strong>Ben Platt </strong></h3> <p><img alt="Ben Platt" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bdd43fc8-d50e-4a8d-af33-755b2a2d6674" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/ben%20platt.png" /></p> <p>Best known for his supporting role in <em>Pitch Perfec</em>t, this actor, singer, and songwriter began his career in Broadway at the age of 9 and has won a Tony Award for his role in <em>Dear Evan Hansen</em>. His debut album, <em>Sing to Me Instead</em>, touches upon his experience as an openly gay artist and was inspired by Ellen DeGeneres for being honest with her sexuality.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Temporary Love”</strong></p> <h3><strong>Yola </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="set it off" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c3491ee0-90f9-46e2-bff6-1e50c320e1dd" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/yola.png" /></strong></p> <p>The British Americana singer-songwriter was noticed by Black Keys singer/guitarist, Dan Auerbach, who co-wrote and produced her latest album, <em>Walk Through Fire</em>. As a teen, she would sneak out of her house to perform at clubs and for studio sessions while most of her friends were sneaking out to get drunk. Early in her career, she was associated with the electronic group Massive Attack and was a backup vocalist for Katy Perry.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Faraway Look”</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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The mission of Classical:NEXT is to unify the global art music scene, to enable it to work better together. It focuses on innovation, increasing relevance and effectiveness in both business and creative aspects of the industry.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Stingray Classica is a media partner of the 2019 edition of the festival and will attend Classical:NEXT from May 15 to 18. In addition to talks and conferences about music, there is also room for listening to music! The Classical:NEXT showcases are selected by an international jury of experts to present a wide range of high-quality artists and productions in every category, from classic to contemporary and traditional to experimental. If you are visiting Classsical:NEXT, here are five acts not to miss. Stingray Classica will also make recordings of these great shows in case you cannot be there!</span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><strong>May 15, 20:30 – Young DoelenEnsemble (the Netherlands)</strong><br /> Since 1990, the DoelenEnsemble brings listeners classical music from the 20th and 21st century. With a broad and striking repertoire, they play a wide range of genres, from chamber music to large scorings with regular presentations of theatre music. DoelenEnsemble concerts are of an internationally-recognized high standard, challenging audiences with their choice of pieces. Young and up-and-coming composers play recent masterpieces in which thematic connections give a completely new context to individual pieces. </span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>May 16, 20:00 – Asko | Schönberg Ensemble (the Netherlands)</strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Asko | Schönberg performs music from the 20th and 21st centuries in both concert settings and in interdisciplinary productions. The ensemble's highly qualified musicians perform works from solos to larger-scale repertoire. Asko | Schönberg occupies an unassailable position in the arts through its enormous versatility and constant forward momentum. Collaboration between musicians, composers and creators is a key element of their work. They examine musical and theatrical formats, techniques and possibilities through a dynamic working process that results in exciting discoveries, new insights, and innovative methods of presentation. </span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>May 17, 12:45 – The Hermes Experiment (United Kingdom)</strong><br /> Winners of the Tunnell Trust Awards 2017, Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16, and winners of Nonclassical’s Battle of the Bands 2014, The Hermes Experiment is a UK-based contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice, and double bass. Capitalizing on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, the ensemble regularly commissions new works as well as creates innovative arrangements and ventures into live free improvisation. The ensemble has commissioned over 50 composers at various stages of their careers. </span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>May 17, 21:30 – Clarinet Factory (Czech Republic)</strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Considered to be one of the most unique ensembles to feature on the Czech scene in the last 25 years, the style of the Clarinet Factory hovers between contemporary and classical music, jazz, and world music. As winners of the Classic Prague Awards in 2017 for Best Crossover Project, the quartet combines their classic music training and clarinet art with jazz, minimalism, and improvisation to create music without borders, capable of communicating directly with all audiences. </span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>May 18, 13:00 – Spark (Germany)</strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Spark re-thinks the classics. The quintet places Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and their peers in a fresh new context, forging links with the sounds and lifestyle of the present day. Classical at heart, outwardly willful, inquisitive and nonconformist, the five musicians pitch their tent on the open ground between classical works, minimal music, electro, and avant-garde. With enthusiasm and abandon, they mix styles and explore a galaxy of sonic options, with a well-stocked arsenal of instruments that offers an array of over 40 instruments, including recorders, violin, viola, violoncello, melodica, and piano. </span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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