Musicians

In elementary school, Bruce Cockburn remembers a teacher wishing upon her class that they all grow up to be “radicals,” a person intent on forcing change by uncompromising methods. The...
Avril Lavigne has designed a T-shirt with heart. The Canadian pop singer, who has her own clothing line called Abbey Dawn, created the shirt to help raise money for those affected by the...
Los Angeles electro-hip hop group Far East Movement is one of the mentors for the 4C The Power program, a national organization based in California, which provides arts training to...
Justin Bieber isn’t the only musician behind Pencils of Promise.  British singer Natalia Kills, signed by Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am, and whose album, Perfectionist, comes...
Billy Talent drummer Aaron Solowoniuk is in a multi-platinum Canadian rock band, headlining arenas across the country and touring all over the world, but he has just realized another dream —...
More than 40 artists from all over the world, including Canada’s Simple Plan, These Kids Wear Crowns and Saidah Baba Talibah, cut a charity single of Coldplay’s “Fix You”...
U2 frontman Bono alerted a crowd of 50,000 at Winnipeg’s Canada Inn Stadium on Sunday evening, May 29, that “tonight is Amnesty International’s 50th birthday.” The...
Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier now 31, is making a name for himself as a conscious rapper on a global scale. The new album, See Me Mama, will be released in Canada in September via his own...
A Toronto-based reggae record label is joining such musical activists as Emmylou Harris, Paul McCartney, and Bruce Cockburn in their attempts to transform Earth into a landmine–free planet....
As a musician, jazz-pop chanteuse Jill Barber always found ‘girls with guitars’ night or other female-only music events ghettoizing, but that is far different from mentoring other...

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