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Arts & Culture: July 2013 Archives

Giving a musical voice to someone else's words

cbcmusic-aroara.jpgIn a  music industry populated by mega-hit writing teams, saying an artist "writes his or her own lyrics" is often code for saying "they're a serious artist." But Montreal band AroarA didn't write the words for their latest EP and they wear that like a badge of honour. Andrew Whiteman and Ariel Engle drew inspiration from "In the Pines", a book of poetry by Alice Notley, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and a former finalist for the Pulizter. 

AroarA are on their way to Quebec City today for a show at L'Impérial as part of the Festival d'été. They joined Ainslie MacLellan from our Montreal studios to talk about giving a musical voice to someone else's words.

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