Trying to recover from Megaphono which happened on February 8 – 10.
I was too excited that I didn’t get alot of sleep!
Started off the day by attending the conferences/panels.
The first one was called Looking South: What We Can Learn From The Latin American Music Explosion.
Moderated by Kreative Control‘s Vish Khanna.
Panelist was Fernando Dotta of Balaclava Records (São Paulo, BR), Moni Saldaña of NRMAL (Mexico City, MX) and Phoebe Smolin of Locamotive (Los Angeles, USA).
Each panelist gave an insightful outlook on the music scene.
While it is not just all “Despacito” the genre of music is all over the map like punk, country and pop.
Popped into Ontario Arts Council: Grant Writing 101.
The second panel was Tricks from the 6ix: Breaking into Canada’s Biggest Music City.
Moderated by Aliya Pabani of Canadaland (Toronto, ON)
Panelist was Aerin Fogel of Queen of Swords and runs Venusfest, Brandon Valdivia who plays in Mas Aya, Lido Pimienta and Above Top Secret, Kvesche Bijons-Ebacher who plays in Lido Pimienta, Bésé and Spawnkiss and Melissa Vincent of A.Side.
First of two speed meetings
The third panel was National Hum: Building Buzz and Making It Last.
Presented by Pop Montreal‘s Symposium, Moderated by Kreative Control‘s Vish Khanna.
Panelist were Hannah Silk Champagne of Warp Records (New York, USA), Kelly Kettering of ANTI- Records (Los Angeles, USA), Lio Kanine of Kanine Records (Brooklyn, USA), Robb Nansel of Saddle Creek Records (Los Angeles, USA) and Sammy Maine [Writer] of The Line of Best Fit (London, UK)
An interview with Kevin Howes.
Kevin Howes (aka Sipreano) is a Canadian music historian, writer, DJ, filmmaker, musician, artist, and Grammy-nominated producer of settler/immigrant heritage, humbly and respectfully working out of the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Over the last fourteen years, he has collaborated with Seattle/Los Angeles-based reissue label Light In The Attic Records on an extensive list of internationally celebrated archival music projects including the Native North America series
Lovely mixer at Lixar which had Seiiizmikk DJing
The first night had shows in the Hull/Gatineau venues.
Headed up to Le Petit Chicago for Whoop-Szo and Scattered Clouds.
Afterwards went to La Brasserie de L’ile for Daniel Romano’s Ancient Shapes, Nap Eyes and Steven Lambke.
Ended things at La Minotaure for Fet. Nat, Bonnie Doon and Century Egg.