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Julia Caron: December 2013 Archives

Top 10 Québécois Albums of 2013

From hip-hop, to folk, to good old fashioned rock and roll music. Our Julia Caron and Alison Van Rassel will joined us in studio to countdown their top picks for Québécois albums of 2013.

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Alison's Top 5
5. We Are Wolves - La Mort Pop Club
4. Pierre Lapointe - Punkt
3. Les Soeurs Boulay - Le Poids des Confettis
2. Basia Bulat - Tall Tall Shadow
1. Young Galaxy - Ultramarine
Julia's Top 5
3. Leif Vollebek - Borrowed Time (free download)
2. Ponctuation - 27 Club
1. AroarA - In the Pines

Heartwarming generosity at the Maison du Marin

IMG_4309.JPG The Maison du Marin in the port of Quebec City runs a shoebox campaign every holiday season, in the hopes of staving off loneliness for sailors from around the world. For the past 19 years, manager Graham Reynolds has been at the helm, putting together a shoebox-sized care packages with everything from hand-knit warm mittens, to simpler things like pen and paper to write letters home. Our Julia Caron stopped by the Maison du Marin, as volunteers filed in and out of the building on a blustery winter day...

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Free music on Christmas thanks to Liste de Noël

pouletneige.jpgForget putting a stamp on an envelope addressed to Santa: there's a new kind of Christmas list out there. When you visit Liste de Noë, you are encouraged to stream music, and select the albums you'd like to receive in your inbox on Christmas Day... all free of charge. It's an increasingly popular project created by Montreal-based independent label Poulet Neige. Julia Caron spoke to the label's founder, Pierre Alexandre, along with web designer David Mongeau-Petitpas and P572's Sam Murdock, to find out why they were keen to give away music for free.
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