by Tiana Feng

Happy Canada’s Day! To celebrate I decided to feature music from all the provinces and territories. Believe it wasn’t easy, especially for the territories, but here is some Canadian music I hope you will enjoy. There is no particular reason why I chose each of these artists out of all the artists from their respective provinces. Some of these are known, some unknown but I hope you will hear something new and enjoyable!

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Hedley who is started by Canadian Idol contestant Jacob Hoggard is from Abbotsford, British Columbia.Hedley- Bones Shatter[audio:http://earitnow.com/uploads/mp3s/octAlt07/04 – 05-hedley-bones_shatter_(never_say_never).mp3]
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Hot Hot Heat is an indie/punk rock band from Victoria, BC. Hot Hot Heat- 21@12[audio:http://www.theindiemusicdb.com/mymusic/twentyoneattwelve.mp3]
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ALBERTA
Bet you didn’t know it but Feist started her musical career in Calgary, Alberta in a punk band called “Placebo” (not the same as the one from England).Feist- Sea Lion[audio:http://minneapolisfuckingrocks.com/mp3/06-feist-sea_lion_woman.mp3]MYSPACE|OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Shout Out Out Out Out is an electronic band from Edmonton, Alberta.
Shout Out Out Out Out- Guilt Trips Sink Ships[audio:http://groovebat.com/download/167.mp3]
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SASKATCHEWAN
Joni Mitchell is from Saskatoon Saskatchewan. She is most known for “Big Yellow Taxi” which has been covered countless times by really bad artists. Joni Mitchell- Big Yellow Taxi[audio:http://www.norehearsal.com/mp3/Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi.mp3]
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Ghosts of Modern Man is an alternative/post punk band from Regina, Saskatchewan. Ghosts of Modern Man- Blood Parade[audio:http://www.soundsalvationarmy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/04-blood-parade.mp3]
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MANITOBA
Neil Young was a product of the Winnipeg music scene and has deep family roots in Western Manitoba.Neil Young- Prairie Wind[audio:http://pn.b5z.net/i/u/10004543/m/Neil_Young_-_Prairie_Wind_-_06_Prarie_Wind.mp3]OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Imaginary Cities is an indie band originating from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Imaginary Cities- Say You[audio:http://imaginarycities.ca/mp3/01-Say_You.mp3]
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ONTARIO
As the province with Canada’s largest population, Ontario has played a prominent role in Canadian music. It is home to some large acts (Justin Bieber ew) and small ones.
Drake also known as Jimmy on Degrassi: The Next Generation, is from Toronto, Ontario. Drake- Find Your Love[audio:http://www.nosserjammer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Find-Your-Love1.mp3]
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Indie project Broken Social Scene originated in Toronto although the artists in the project are from all over Canada and US. Broken Social Scene- Forced to Love[audio:http://clubwonky.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/04-forced-to-love.mp3]OFFICIAL WEBSITE|MYSPACE

The Tragically Hip also known as The Hip are from Kingston, Ontario. The Tragically Hip- Purple Paint[audio:http://www.hipmuseum.com/purplepaint.mp3]
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Beduoin Soundclash is a alternative/reggae/ska band from Toronto, Ontario. Beduoin Soundclash- When the Night Feels My Song[audio:http://melophobe.com/audio/Bedouin_Soundclash_-_When_The_Night_Feels_My_Song.mp3]
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Candy Coated Killahz is a hiphop and electronic group from Toronto, Ontario. Candy Coated Killahz- Playboy[audio:http://dj-tronic.com/dancefloormayhem.com/music/2009/Candy Coated Killahz – Playboy (Mansion remix).mp3]
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Deadmau5 the popular electronic/house DJ is from Toronto, Ontario. Deadmau5- Ghosts N Stuff[audio:http://m-z.ru/ftp/adrenalin/music/eias/16_Deadmau5_-_Ghosts_N_Stuff.mp3]
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QUEBEC
Stars one of my all time favourite bands is from Montreal, Quebec. Stars- Fixed[audio:http://fakepennycomics.com/blog/STARS_Fixed.mp3]
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Chromeo the electrofunk duo is also from Montreal, Quebec. Chromeo- Night by Night[audio:http://fakepennycomics.com/blog/CHROMEO_NightByNight.mp3]
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The Besnard Lakes is an indie band from Montreal, Quebec. Their name however comes from a lake found in Saskatchewan.The Besnard Lakes- Disaster[audio:http://saladdaysmusic.net/MP3’s/The Besnard Lakes_01_Disaster.mp3]OFFICIAL WEBSITE|MYSPACE

NEW BRUNSWICK
Grand Theft Bus is an indie band from Fredricton, New Brunswick. Grand Theft Bus- Private Wars[audio:http://earitnow.com/uploads/mp3s/grandtheftbus/05-grand_theft_bus-private_wars-butt.mp3]
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Hot Toddy is a blues/jazz group from Fredricton, New Brunswick.Hot Toddy- Delta Blues[audio:http://www.whiteswanmusic.com/sample_tracks/KH-00042-CIELOP_1_3.mp3]
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P.E.I

Two Hours Traffic is an indie/powerpop band from Charlottetown, P.E.I. Two Hours Traffic- Stuck for the Summer[audio:http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IndiefeedAlt/modernRock/~5/265840798/indiefeed_twohourstraffic_stuckforthesummer.mp3]
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Paper Lions is an indie rock band from Belfast, P.E.I. Paper Lions- Travelling[audio:http://groovebat.com/download/16h.mp3]
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NOVA SCOTIA
Ashley MacIsaac is a fiddler from Cape Breton, NS. Ashley MacIsaac- Sleepy Maggie[audio:http://illegalart.net/mp3s/507/12-Ashley.mp3]
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Buck 65 is a hip hop artist/MC from Mt. Uniacke, N.S. Buck 65- Surrender to the Strangeness[audio:http://www.sardonic-hee.com/music/mp3s/Buck_65-Surrender_To_Strangeness.mp3]
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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Great Big Sea is a well known folk band from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Great Big Sea- Straight to Hell[audio:http://music.thekimera.net/Great Big Sea – Straight to Hell.MP3]
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Hey Rosetta is an indie band from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Hey Rosetta- Black Heart[audio:http://earitnow.com/uploads/mp3s/heyrosetta/06-hey_rosetta-black_heart-butt.mp3]
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NUNAVUT
Gorgeous rockstar Lucie Idlout is from Iqaluit, Nunavut. Lucie Idlout- Whiskey Breath[audio:http://groovebat.com/download/16i.mp3]
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Susan Aglukark is from Arviat Nunavut and she mixes inuit traditions with country and pop songwriting. Susan Aglukark- Dreams For You[audio:http://groovebat.com/download/16k.mp3]
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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Ted Wesley is a folk musician from Yellowknife, NWT.
Ted Wesley- Big River[audio:http://groovebat.com/download/16l.mp3]
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YUKON
Matthew Lien is a world music singer songwriter originating from Whitehorse, Yukon. Matthew Lien- The Coming Spring[audio:http://www.musiclab.com/community/rgcontest/Matthew_Lien/MatthewLien_the_coming_spring.mp3]