Manitoba Hosts Canada Day Celebrations in La-la Land

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Manitoba has a renowned reputation for being home to some of Canada’s most legendary and well-respected recording artists of the past 25 years, such as The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and Neil Young, The Crash Test Dummies, The Watchmen, Chantal Kreviazuk and Remy Shand.

As part of the Canada Day celebrations in Los Angeles, MANITOBA FILM & SOUND together with the Province of Manitoba and MARIA, is hosting a showcase event at the legendary Whisky A-Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard on Monday, June 30.

Featuring a selection of Manitoba’s next generation of musical talents, there will be performances by Holly McNarland, Doc Walker, McMaster & James and The Waking Eyes.

In conjunction with the showcase, a selection of Manitoba labels and managers - including Smallman Records, Endearing Records, Rising Sun Productions and Studio 11/Arbor Records - are traveling to Los Angeles, as part of the trade delegation. Meetings are being set up with L.A.-based labels, as well as with a number of film music supervisors.

Along with the province, the Canadian consulate in L.A. is co-hosting Canada Day the celebrations honouring Manitoba. Each year, a different province is chosen by the consulate to host the special celebration. The reception at the residence will featuring Manitoba food and drinks served and Lt. Gov. Peter M. Liba presenting Monty Hall with the Order of Manitoba.

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