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DAWSON REIGN’S DEBUT ALBUM – “ENJOY THE RIDE” – NOW AVAILABLE!

Dawson Reigns

With the first single – “If Crazy Wasn’t So Beautiful” already a TOP 20 hit in Canada – airplay in Australia and Japan – Dawson Reigns is well on his way! On Saturday, April 10th – Dawson’s debut album – ENJOY THE RIDE released to the masses at his “packed to the wall” record release party in Cambridge, Ontario.

ENJOY THE RIDE was produced by Jason Barry – one of Canada’s most respected producers!

Dawson’s new single – “Empty Handed” will release to radio worldwide on Monday, April 19th and will be available in Canada on the new Play MPE electronic release program.

With two major endorsement deals – EAS (Dawson is the name and face of their ZonePerfect line) and Carparelli Guitars and the new album available on itunes in Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Australia and United States – Dawson is looking forward to touring throughout Canada and overseas to promote ENJOY THE RIDE!

FRIENDS OF JACK SIGN LABEL DEAL!

Friends of Jack

Fort McMurray, Alberta based trio – FRIENDS OF JACK recently signed a label deal with Blue Sapphire Music with distribution through DEP / Universal Music.

FRIENDS OF JACK consists of brothers Darryl and Chad John and cousin Paul John. Their music is full with rich sibling harmonies and has an acoustic flare that incorporates acoustic guitar and fiddle.

Born and raised in St. Alban’s, Newfoundland – FRIENDS OF JACK have built a solid fanbase both in Newfoundland and most recently in their home base – Fort McMurray. To get in to see a FRIENDS OF JACK performance in Fort McMurray you better be there before 7:00pm or you can expect at least a two block lineup!

Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of punk group the Sex Pistols, has died in Switzerland aged 64.

McLaren, the ex-partner of designer Vivienne Westwood, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last October.
He set up a clothes shop and label with Westwood on London's King's Road in the 1970s and was later a businessman and performer in his own right.

The couple had a son, Joseph Corre, the co-founder of lingerie shop Agent Provocateur.
His agent told the BBC that McLaren passed away on Thursday morning.

Spokesman Les Malloy said the artist's family was "devastated" and "in shock" after his condition suddenly deteriorated, adding: "He had been doing very well, it's a sad day."

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SANDRO DOMINELLI “THE ALVO SESSIONS”

Sandro Dominelli

A Fusion of Influences
By Catherine Kruczko

Meet Sandro Dominelli… Alberta grown, prolific drummer, diverse musician and simply… a really Kool Kat. This inspired artist shares with me the “behind the scenes” of “THE ALVO SESSIONS”.

Sandro Dominelli has a very compelling personality; he is intelligent, creative and grounded. I was intrigued to delve into the world of jazz with one of Canada’s own.

Drums have always been the instrument of choice for Sandro. At the age of 10, his older brother’s drum kit was the coveted source. The instant his brother was out of sight – Sandro’s banging began.

A couple of early musical influences for this paradiddling master were Gino Vannelli and Rush. What drummer at some point hasn’t attempted to duplicate YYZ….what Canadian for that matter? Sandro’s focus on jazz began when his older brother played a record for him by Pat Metheny, “That turned my head and I got bit by jazz.”

Dos Mundos Radio Newsletter

Dos Mundos Radio ~ Latino Resite (free download), Alex Cuba (ticket giveaway), Mas Tigre (Party coming soon!) and SPRING FUNDRAISING DRIVE!

Saludos de los Dos Mundos!
Que lo que peoples? What a busy show this week! We launched the world radio premier of ‘Latino Resiste’ compilation, we had interviews with Ninja Tune recording artist Poirier and MC Boogat, we had a great interview with Juno nominated alter-Latino Alex Cuba, we did giveaways for his show at Mod Club as well as the Mas Tigre event happening on April 24 and as always we connected the dots between the past, present and future of Latin music.

In this edition of the Dos Mundos Radio Newsletter, we giveaway an exclusive (not available in stores) compilation courtesy of the homeboy Caballo MC, we get you hyped for the ‘Fro in T.O.’, we give you Mas Tigre and we ask for your help once again!

Miss Emily Brown

Emily Brown

In support of her recently released sophomore album, In Technicolor, (January 18, 2010), Ontario native and jazz / folk songstress Miss Emily Brown is ready to kick off her Canadian tour. Commencing in Montreal on March 11, the singer/song-writing will be making 39 stops across the country!

Miss Emily Brown will be performing in Toronto on April 8 and I would love to set up an interview with her in anticipation of her upcoming tour dates. Please also consider the album for your upcoming reviews (photography is available upon request).

Miss Emily Brown Quick Facts:

UMA NOTA

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If you haven’t been to a Uma Nota party yet, what is wrong with your life? Are you a shut-in? Drug problem? QUE?! Well, those of you who have experienced the sweaty dancefloor full of sexy people can tell you, it’s one helluva party! This month, joining Uma Nota resident DJ General Eclectic is hot-hot-hot Latin Funk group Rebel Rhythm, the bass-heavy sounds of DJ Rollin’ Cash and an opening set by your truly, DJ eLman aka Armando Farras aka the Original Doombiambero! FB event here, see you there!

Hasta La Next-One

Sergio
DJ General Eclectic
djgeneraleclectic.com
Rebel Rhythm
myspace.com/rebelrhythm
DJ Rollin’ Cash
myspace.com/cash.rollin

Huelepega Sound System @ Canadian Music Week!

CMW Great Hall

As if we haven’t freaked out enough minds, your favourite glue-huffin’, cumbia-dubbin’ group comes out of their subway tunnel rehersal space to show the Canadian Music Week crowd a little something that isn’t indie-rock! Check out the FB event here and meet us on the dancefloor!

Uma Nota with Rebel Rhythm and DJ Rollin’ Cash!

Huelepega Sound System
myspace.com/huelepegasoundsystem
Canadian Music Week
canadianmusicfest.com

A Night for Chile - Benefit & Silent Auction

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Revival Bar
revivalbar.com
Thursday, March 18, 2010, doors at 8:00pm
Tickets at door: Minimum $10 Donation / $25+ receive a tax receipt
100% of all funds raised are being donated to Oxfam (oxfam.ca)
Line-up (Much more to come with MANY surprises... :)
MCs: Diego Fuentes (Much Music/Cliptrip)
Live Acts: Maylee Todd, Alvaro C & Kid Conga, Jose Contreras (By Divine Right)
DJs: John Kong (Do Right), Alvaro G (KOLN), Simon&Amir (Coup Digital), Jason Palma (Higher Ground Radio)
FB link: facebook.com
A Night for Chile - Benefit & Silent Auction
anightforchile.com

Saludos de los Dos Mundos!

Que lo que peoples? Had another fantastic and weird show this week, which is really the best you can ask for when you’re crisscrossing borders and genres on a weekly basis!

In this edition of the Dos Mundos Radio Newsletter, we take a moment for Chile and invite you to a series of events in the wake of the terrible earthquake that happened almost two weeks ago, we also talk some Huelepega business and ask you to join us at Uma Nota!

Para Chile…

With the death toll and damages mounting, Chile needs everyone’s help. After such a massive earthquake, rebuilding physically and emotionally will take a lot of effort. If you want to act right now, ScotiaBank has opened an account, with all proceeds going to Canadian Red Cross, info:

Scotia Bank Nombre de la cuenta /name of the Account: Embassy of Chile – Earthquake Relief Fund Nº cuenta/account Nº: 40006 01408 13

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