May 13, 2011

Musicians celebrate Canada's national parks

Cadence Weapon 'Chops Up' Blackfoot Chants for National Parks Project

By Cadence WeaponCanada is known for its majestic scenery, so it was hardly a feat to convince some of the country's most celebrated filmmakers and musicians to sign on for the National Parks Project. Artists like Melissa Auf de Maur, Woodhands' Dan Werb and DFA 1979's Sebastien Grainger trekked deep into the wilderness to explore the National Parks scattered throughout the Great White North. Their adventures (complete with intimate jam sessions) were captured by respected filmmakers and will be posted on the National Parks Project site from May 19 onward, with the theatrical release kicking off in Toronto the following day. On May 24, the soundtrack from the ambitious project will be released as both a 20-track CD and a 26-track double-LP.

In honour of the disc, Spinner recruited various musicians who participated in the expedition to share their experiences making music in the depths of Canada's wilderness. Our second report comes courtesy of Edmonton rapper Cadence Weapon.
Comment:  For more on national parks, see Streep and Momaday Narrate Bandelier Film and Tribal Perspectives in Glacier Exhibit.

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