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Indigenous music legend Errol 'C-Weed' Ranville reconstructs his life and career after a tragic car crash, finding fresh meaning in his music and his drive for cultural reconciliation.

Indigenous music legend Errol 'C-Weed' Ranville finds meaning after a tragic car crash

Errol Ranville lost his wife and was left with major injuries after a tragic car crash. (Rocky Point Productions)

The Road to Here: The Errol Ranville Story
August 4, 2018
7 p.m. on CBC Manitoba

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Errol "C-Weed" Ranville is a music legend. He's enjoyed one of the longest and most successful music careers of any Indigenous artist in Canadian history, performed sold-out world tours and recorded some 19 successful albums over five decades — not to mention his two Lifetime Achievement Awards and multiple Juno nominations.

Despite his groundbreaking career as a singer, songwriter and music producer, Errol's most meaningful accomplishment did not come on stage. It occurred in his hospital bed where he lay with his body shattered, suffering unimaginable physical and psychological pain. Errol was the lone survivor of a fiery head-on car crash that killed four teenagers and his wife.

The Road to Here traces Errol's journey from unspeakable personal tragedy to a creative tsunami that encompasses music, reconciliation and mentoring Indigenous talent.

Directed by Kevin Nikkel and Hanwakan Whitecloud
Produced by Gary Zubeck

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