Manitoba Music Export in the UK

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Manitoba Music Export

We're thrilled to return to the UK for music + fun with two groundbreaking artists from Manitoba... pop powerhouse Begonia and post-punk outfit Fold Paper!

Find us at Canada House at The Great Escape in Brighton! Presented by CIMA, this year's event includes 18 incredible independent acts from across Canada showcasing at The Green Door Store on May 16 - 18. We'll also make a stop at London's Strongroom Bar for a Canadian Music Showcase on May 14. You can catch both artists at FOCUS Wales in Wrexham, presented by BreakOut West.

Thank you to the generous sponsors and partners the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through the Canada Music Fund), Ontario Creates, the Radio Starmaker Fund, SOCAN, and Stingray Music for making the project possible.

Thank you to the Province of Alberta, Creative BC, Government of British Columbia, Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Film & Music, Nova Scotia Government, Quebec Creates, Ontario Creates, and Creative Saskatchewan.

Thank you to co-presenters Alberta Music, M for Montreal, Music BC, Music Nova Scotia, MusicOntario, SaskMusic, and SODEC.


May 9 -11, Wrexham

Thursday, May 9 / 5 PM @ GlyndwrTV
Friday, May 10 / 9:15 PM @ Ty Pawb Flexible Space
Saturday, May 11 / 2:30 PM @ HWB
Saturday, May 11 / 4:35 PM @ St Giles

Fold Paper
Thursday, May 9 / 12 PM @ GlyndwrTV
Friday, May 10 / 6:15 PM @ Ty Pawb Flexible Space
Saturday, May 11 / 9:50 PM @ Penny Black Room 1 (XS)

Canadian Music Showcase London
Tuesday, May 14 @ Strongroom Bar

Begonia / 8:30 PM
Fold Paper / 10:30 PM

The Great Escape
May 16 - 18 @ Canada House (Green Door Store)

Thursday, May 16 / 9:45 PM @ The Hope and Ruin
Friday, May 17 / 1:30 PM @ Green Door Store

Fold Paper
Thursday, May 16 / 4:10 PM @ Green Door Store
Thursday, May 17 / 9:30 PM @ Three Wise Cats

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Pegged as Canada’s breakout alt-diva, Begonia has built a legion of fans online and at her legendary live shows. Her critically acclaimed discography includes Lady In Mind EP (2017), Fear (2019) and Powder Blue (2023). Among her accolades, she has two JUNO nominations (2021 and 2024, Adult Alternative Album of the Year), two Polaris Prize nominations, multiple #1 songs on CBC Radio, and was named one of NPR’s Artists You Need to Know.

Her sophomore album, Powder Blue emerged in early 2023 and confronts themes of sexuality, self-discovery, acceptance, and empowerment. The album was named one of CBC Music’s Best Canadian Albums of 2023 (#7) and was shortlisted for the 2023 Polaris Music Prize.

Fold Paper

Fold Paper is the post-punk brainchild of Chell Osuntade. Over the past 5 years Chell has built up a name for himself while touring with bands like JayWood and Super Duty Tough Work. Eventually, Chell decided it was time to create a band that would continue to carry his aura while also showing a new side of his musical creativity. After performing with bands like Cola, Stuck, and Holy F*ck; Fold Paper is dedicated to nudging post-punk revivalism into a hopeful future, taking cues from the likes of Unschooling, Palm, Stuck, and Preoccupations.

The Great Escape Festival

CIMA will be returning to The Great Escape Festival & Conference this May in Brighton, UK for 3 full days of Canada House showcases! As the UK’s premier new music and industry gathering, The Great Escape Festival is where sectors from the entire UK music industry come to network, make deals, and generally grease the wheels of industry.

Thursday, May 16
12:50 NYSSA
1:30 Marissa Burwell
2:10 Desirée Dawson
2:50: Maggie Andrew
3:30 Vox Rea
4:10 Fold Paper

Friday, May 17
12:50 Moira & Claire
1:30 Begonia
2:10 Aysanabee
2:50 St.Arnaud
3:30 Corridor
4:10 Bon Enfant

Saturday, May 18
12:50 Jake Vaadeland &
1:30 The Sturgeon River Boys Soran
2:10 Haviah Mighty
2:50 Witch Prophet
3:30 Kuzi Cee
4:10 Winona Forever

This year 18 incredible independent acts from across the country will showcase in front of UK and international delegates as well as music fans at The Green Door Store on May 16, 17 & 18. Canada House showcasing partners include Alberta Music, M for Montreal, Manitoba Music, Music BC, Music Nova Scotia, MusicOntario, SaskMusic and SODEC.,details/14944/the-great-escape-2024

Canadian Music Showcase London

10 New artists from across Canada performing across 2 stages.

Room 1

St. Arnaud,18:30 - 18:50
Winona Forever, 19:30 - 19:50
Fold Paper, 20:30 - 20:50
NYSSA, 21:30 - 21:50
Begonia, 22:30 - 22:50

Room 2

Vox Rea, 18:00 - 18:20
Marissa Burwell,19:00 - 19:20
Kuzi Cee, 20:00 - 20:20
Nicole Ariana, 21:00 - 21:20
Witch Prophet, 22:00 - 22:20

Studio 1

Jake Vaadeland, 16.30 - 16.45
Aysanabee, 16.50 - 17.05
Soran, 17.10 - 17.25
Desiree Dawson, 17.30 - 17.45

Presented by Enki


BreakOut West is heading to FOCUS Wales and we are taking seven incredible Western Canadian artists to perform May 9 - 11, 2024.

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