Apr 11, 2012
Sold-out April 13th show celebrates East Coast Music Week
Some of Atlantic Canada's finest musicians will join host Jian Ghomeshi for a special broadcast of CBC's Q in front of a live sold-out audience in Moncton's Capitol Theatre on Friday, April 13th at 10 a.m. AT. Q is heard across Canada at 10 a.m. local times (10:30 NT) and on PRI in the U.S. and on Sirius satellite radio.
"We're super-stoked to take the show back to New Brunswick and to Moncton for the first time. We've been hearing so much from good folks in Moncton - it will be great to be there in person," said Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC's Q. "The ECMAs are always a fun time and a fine opportunity to discover some new Canadian talent."
To mark East Coast Music Week, Ghomeshi will be joined by Halifax singer-songwriter Jenn Grant (former East Coast Music Award winner for Best New Artist), PEI's Rose Cousins (the reigning East Coast Music Award winner for Songwriter of the Year and Female Artist of the Year) and French-rapping Acadians Radio, Radio will preview their new release, Havre de Grâce.
Also appearing will be a range of movers and shakers from the Moncton and broader New Brunswick arts and culture scene.
Q is an energetic, daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes listeners on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter. With Ghomeshi's trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends. Q is broadcast across the USA via Public Radio International (PRI) on more than 95 stations, including major centres like Chicago, Seattle, Austin, San Diego, Tampa, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City and Nashville. Q is broadcast across North America on Sirius 159. QTV - the televised version of Q - airs weekly on CBC Television and online at YouTube.com/QTV http://youtube.com/QTV . For more information and to check out the popular Q: The Podcast, visit cbc.ca/q http://cbc.ca/q.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 yearsof serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.
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