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ANACHNID RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS INDIGENOUS SONGWRITER AWARD FROM SOCAN FOUNDATION AND TD

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, May 24, 2019 /CNW/ – The SOCAN Foundation, in partnership with TD Bank Group, at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards on May 17 in Winnipeg, presented the first Indigenous Songwriter Award to Anachnid from Montreal.Anachnid, a member of SOCAN, accepted the award and the accompanying $10,000 cash prize from SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste and James Baxter, Winnipeg TD Canada Trust Branch Manager.“It means a lot to win this award which will help me achieve my creative endeavours,” said Anachnid. “I want the world to see the strength and beauty of the culture and craft that empowers all of us.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: “The Indigenous Songwriter Award recognizes artistic excellence in songwriting achieved by an indigenous music creator in Canada, and we’re proud to partner with TD and the Indigenous Music Awards to celebrate Anachnid,” said Charlie Wall-Andrews, , Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation. “The award is a significant part of our ongoing, mutual efforts with TD to foster, promote and create opportunities for indigenous music creators.”The Indigenous Songwriter Award is determined by a jury of SOCAN members. This year’s esteemed panel comprised Alan Greyeyes, Kinnie Starr and Leanne Goose, who carefully reviewed nearly 200 submissions from across the country.Applications to the 2020 TD Indigenous Songwriter Awards will open in the late fall of 2019. Visit www.socanfoundation.ca for more information about programs and awards.About AnachnidAnachnid  (Ana-k-nid) is a contemporary Indigenous artist inspired by art and sculpture, but also by street fashion and music. She defines herself as Oji-Cree and Kitchi-Sipi Mi’kmaq First Nations. Given by an elder, her totem is a spider; the arachnid. Just like a spider who weaves her web, she strings along music, poetry and art into one piece. Since she reflects what she sees in her environment, she explores very different musical styles, from soul, electro-pop to indie trap. Her music highlights her modern lifestyle as an Indigenous woman and shares the various cultures around which she grew up. Anachnid acknowledges this hybridization of urban influences, yet still attached to Indigenous traditional roots. Her first singles were released under Musique Nomade : Windigo, La lune and Now Wow We (with Annie Sama), available on all platforms.About The SOCAN FoundationFounded in 1992, the SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. The organization is a part of the SOCAN Group of organizations and guided by a Board of Directors, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, and reflects concert music and popular music genres, as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. To learn more about the SOCAN Foundation and SOCAN, visit www.socanfoundation.ca and www.socan.com.About TD Global Corporate CitizenshipTD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. As part of its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, TD is targeting CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment TD aspires to link its business, philanthropy and human capital to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit www.td.com/thereadycommitment Twittercenter_img Facebook Advertisement L to R: Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN; Anachnid, TD Indigenous Songwriter Award Recipient; Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation; James Baxter, TD Branch Manager. Photo Credit: Brad Ardley. (CNW Group/SOCAN) Advertisementlast_img read more

SNL spoofs Jordan Peeles movie Us with Discover Card parody ad

first_imgThose who haven’t seen Jordan Peele’s movie Us yet might want to steer away from a certain sketch that aired Saturday on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. There may be some spoilers in the spoof. Tags 2019 movies to geek out over The skit ends by flashing a Discover Card logo that blends with the movie’s symbol and the words “Discover: From the mind of Jordan Peele.”Us scared up a box office win in its debut weekend at the box office last week, but looks to be coming in second this week to Tum Burton’s remake of Dumbo. 77 Photos 77 Photos 0 In the skit, a parody of a Discover Card ad, cast member Ego Nwodim calls up the credit card company for some help with unauthorized characters. And let’s just say the person who answers the phone is unusually similar to Nwodim. Rabbits and scissors are also involved. And Kenan Thompson has a go at talking to his Discover card doppelganger.center_img Share your voice null Avengers: Endgame proves we should bring back the intermission Avengers: Endgame looks like a three-hour bladder-buster, so make a plan Captain Marvel zooms past $900 million, but Us scares up box office crown 2019 movies to geek out over More on movies TV and Movieslast_img read more

For the love of cinema

first_imgThe second edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival- DIFF, was announced in the Capital on Tuesday. For all the cinema lovers this year DIFF has an array of 30 films – a choice pick from independent movies, documentaries, short films and experimental cinema.Created by noted filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam this film festival is determined to provide a platform to independent movie makers and to present exceptional contemprory cinema to the viewers.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Few movies to be screened this year includes Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s provocative Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, based on controversy created by  the Russian feminist punk rock protest group. Another interesting watch will be  Polish filmmaker Jacek Borcuch’s award-winning romantic feature film, Lasting which will be followed by Australian director Kate Shortland’s moving post-World War II drama, Lore; British artiste Shezad Dawood’s debut sci-fi feature, Piercing Brightness and Japanese cult director Takanori Tsujimoto’s martial arts extravaganze, Bushido Man. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis year, DIFF have a special focus on Indian documentaries with strong social concerns. Festival will be presenting Nishtha Jain’s Gulabi Gang, Amit Virmani’s Menstrual Man, and Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade.A number of films selected for the festival are based on children or teenagers struggling to overcome failure and dilemmas are also lined up. Some of these are Kim Mordaunt’s coming-of-age drama set in Laos, The Rocket; Dominga Sotomayor’s Chilean road movie, Thursday Till Sunday. Following the new Indian Indie wave, films like Nagraj Popatrao Manjule’s Fandry and Q’s Tasher Desh will also be screened.A carefully curated series of fillers (to be screened between movies) will present short takes  made by leading international artistes.last_img read more

Mamata to leave for twoday tour of Birbhum today will hold administrative

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will leave for a two-day tour of Birbhum on Wednesday. Banerjee will be chairing an administrative review meeting at Gitanjali Auditorium in Bolpur on Wednesday and on Thursday will be present at a distribution programme at VIP More in Kamarpara under Ilambazar police station area.A senior official in the district administration informed that the Chief Minister will also inaugurate the Baul & Lok Utsav from the venue at Ilambazar. “We have held meetings for the last few days and district magistrate Moumita Godara Basu along with senior officials paid a visit to the venue and gave necessary instructions. The top brass of police are also putting up a strong security blanket in and around the area,” the official said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThree helipads have been set up in the area, with one at the backside of Gitanjali Auditorium, another at Binoy Bhavan Stadium in the campus of Visva Bharati and the third one at Kamarpura adjacent to the stadium in which the Chief Minister’s distribution programme has been scheduled. Banerjee will lay the foundation stones of various projects and inaugurate a number of schemes at her distribution programme on Thursday. She will also award prizes to winners of various sports events and Jangalmahal Cup. Men and women in the districts who have excelled in sports activities will be also handed over prizes by the Chief Minister. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe district police have already held a rehearsal on how the beneficiaries will go to the stage and collect awards from Banerjee. A large number of farmers will also be handed over toolkits at the venue. A major attraction of the programme will be 1,000 Bauls with their ektaras and other similar musical instruments. Around 100 Bauls will perform on the main stage. The administrative review meeting will be attended by senior officials of the Block, Zilla Parishad and Panchayat level, senior police officials and officers-in-charge of all police stations in the district.last_img read more