Orchestrated Neighbours: Urban Music with a Classical Twist

Orchestrated Neighbours is a “mash-up” of various Urban contemporary (hip-hop, R&B, soul, etc) and Classical genres, that will combine artistic and community goals through outreach, creation, and collaboration.

The Orchestrated Neighbours project endeavours to braid artistic and community goals through
outreach, collaboration and partnerships to improve Music Nova Scotia’s representation and service in African Nova Scotian and Indigenous music communities.

Orchestrated Neighbours will see African Nova Scotian and Indigenous youth artists, aged 16-28, compose original music with each other in team settings. The songwriting teams will then collaborate with professional arrangers, performance artists and session musicians to perform and record their songs. Each songwriting team will be lead by young adult music leaders from the African Nova Scotian and Indigenous music communities.

Writing sessions, demos and final recordings will take place in studios in Halifax and across the province. Orchestrated Neighbours will also include ongoing music business training and regular showcase opportunities for participants.

Orchestrated Neighbours is presented by ANSMA,  the L'nuta'ql: Find Your Talk Music Showcase, The Province of Nova Scotia, Leaf Music, Music Nova Scotia, and the National Arts Centre.

To become a participating Orchestrated Neighbours artist/songwriter please fill out the form HERE. Applications close Wednesday, September 12th, at 5pm ADT. Applicants must be between 16-28 years of age and preference will be given to African Nova Scotia and Indigenous artists.

If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact Kayla Borden, African Nova Scotian Outreach and Urban Music Advisory Coordinator at 902-423-6271 Ext 105, or kayla@musicnovascotia.ca.

NSMW 2018 Announces First Round of Artists

Over 100 artists will take to the stage during Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro, Nova Scotia, November 1 to 4 with over 80 acts included in today’s first of two artist announcements. The first round of artists includes representation from Country to Hip Hop and everything in between. The second round of artists will be announced on Tuesday, September 11 along with the full festival schedule. CLICK HERE for more information on this year's artists. 

Nova Scotia Music Week will shine the spotlight on Country music this year with Canadian Country star and Pictou County native George Canyon performing at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, in Truro, Friday November 2nd. 

Throughout his career Canyon has won multiple Juno Awards, CCMA Awards, and ECMA Awards to name a few. Canyon has also been inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame, recorded 12 albums, regularly performs all over the world, and has acted in a number of films, television shows, and stage plays. 

Tickets for George Canyon and festival wristbands go on sale August 17th, at www.nsmw.ca.


Second Wave of Nova Scotia Music Week International Guest Delegates Announced

Since the inception of Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW) in 1997, the music community has gathered together to participate in a range of business training and networking opportunities, celebrating and advancing Nova Scotian artists and industry professionals. 

NSMW 2018 will once again host delegates from around the world in Truro, Nova Scotia, November 1st-4th, while showcasing and highlighting over 100 Nova Scotian musical acts from a variety of genres. Delegates and artists will come together to host panels, round tables, and discussions about the current state of the industry, influencing positive change, education, international export, and developing strong music ecosystems. 

The NSMW 2018 conference theme is Building Stronger Music Communities and will focus on three globally trending topics: the night-time economy, music synchronization, and the global meteoric rise of Urban music genres. 

Each of these streams will include renowned experts in their fields, delegates from, the “biggest international urban music conference and festival” New Skool Rules (The Netherlands) and A3C (Atlanta), as well as BBDO (Coca-Cola, Bayer, Bud Light, etc), All Media Music Group(McDonalds, Grey’s Anatomy, etc), Walker (Nike, Old Spice, Google, etc), and Revolt TV & Media(Apple, Atlantic Records, Def Jam Records, etc), to name a few.

Get to Know the Nova Scotia Music Week 2018 Delegates 
More Delegates To Be Announced

Delegates, artists, and industry professionals attending NSMW will have the chance to expand their networks and their knowledge. They’ll be provided with the opportunity to learn more about important, topical, and complex components of the music industry, impacting their ability to do business on a global stage and further develop their careers and brand. 

The entire conference will also include peer-to-peer support through one-on-one meetings, mentorships, and various networking opportunities and receptions.

Delegate Passes Available Now 
Early Bird Pricing Available Until Friday, August 31st


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