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Fri
24
Feb
1000 Days, 1000 Songs — graphic via 30 Days, 30 Songs Facebook page

1000 Days Of Protest Songs Set to Mark Next Four Years

If nothing else good comes out of the Trump term, at least it will have a great musical soundtrack. A pair of projects provide a playlist of songs for the resistance against the regime.

Fri
17
Feb
The Vinyl Cafe host Stuart McLean died Feb. 15 of melanoma — photo credit: Vinyl Cafe Facebook page

Why Stuart McLean's Family Asks For Donations To Camp Kanawana

The life of the late great radio host was changed by his experiences at the YMCA camp. His family is now suggesting his fans help support it.

Fri
10
Feb
 Live shot of The Tragically Hip 2016 — photo credit: David Bastedo

Happy Birthday Gord Downie: Let's Raise More Money for His Charities

The Tragically Hip frontman celebrated a birthday earlier this week. You can honour him by contributing to his worthy causes.

Fri
03
Feb
The Idan Raichel Project has featured more than 95 artists from all over the world on recordings and in concert — photo from FB

2014 From The Vault: Israeli Musician Breaks Down Cultural Barriers

A major star in his homeland, Idan Raichel promotes tolerance via his cross-cultural musical collaborations.

Fri
27
Jan

Arcade Fire, Mavis Staples Support American Civil Liberties Union

The soul legend and the Montreal rock heroes collaborate on a new protest song to assist the ACLU.

Fri
20
Jan
Photo: Annie Leibovitz

2015 From the Vault: Buffy Sainte-Marie's 50 Plus Years of Activism and Music

CARAS announced this week that the legendary folk singer and activist will be the recipient of the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the Junos in Ottawa this spring. Here's an interview from the 2015 vault of Samaritanmag.

Fri
13
Jan
The Kingston Frontenacs' special Tragically Hip-themed jerseys

Hockey Team Honours The Tragically Hip

The Kingston Frontenacs will honour their hometown's rock 'n' roll heroes with a special fundraising game on Jan. 28. They will wear custom-themed jerseys to mark the occasion.

Fri
06
Jan

Little Big Town To Help Launch Music In Our Schools Tour

The award-winning country group is supporting the cause of music education in US schools by sharing their experiences with students at a Disney workshop.

Fri
23
Dec
Lorraine Segato (centre) with Woody Cormier and Maryanne Epp, both featured in the Lowdown Tracks documentary and CD — photo courtesy of Songs From The Lowdown.

Q&A: Album Featuring Homeless Musicians Compiled By Singer Lorraine Segato

The Parachute Club singer and activist has compiled a soundtrack for an acclaimed documentary on homeless musicians.

Fri
16
Dec

The Rolling Stones Led Charity Initiative in Cuba for Musicians

Upon exiting Havana, the rock legends left equipment behind to benefit local players, Keith Richards reveals to Samaritanmag.

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