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Citizenship Week 2013: The Roots Of Canadian Hip Hop And “O Canada”
October 25, 2013
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To mark Citizenship Week, we've been bringing you different kinds of stories about Canada, including a look at the different groups who've been excluded from citizenship in this country. For Friday, we're going a little lighter, with some things you might not know about the roots of Canadian hip hop and "O Canada."

Wab Kinew on Canadian hip hop

How did hip hop gain a foothold on Canadian radio? Broadcaster and rapper Wab Kinew tells the story of the pioneering DJ Ron Nelson, who helped bring the art form into this country's mainstream.

Lauren Hammersley on "O Canada"

"O Canada" was first performed in 1880, but didn't become our national anthem until 1980. What gives? Mr. D's Lauren Hammersley explains.


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