Award-winning songwriters Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas have penned a new Music Monday anthem in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary.
“Over the past 12 years, millions of voices have joined together on Music Monday to raise awareness about the value of learning music for children and youth in our schools and communities,” said Holly Nimmons, Executive Director, Coalition for Music Education in Canada, in a press release. “Music lives in every community of our country. It’s like a heartbeat across our nation, connecting music makers of all generations and backgrounds. What better way to celebrate the country’s 150th year than with a coast-to-coast-to-coast event that unites us as we ‘Sing It Together’?”
The sing-along event will be live-streamed from Ottawa, which will include a day-long webcast of videos from music programs.
“Sing It Together” focuses on the power of voices, meant to inspire truth, healing and freedom. The recording and video feature Inuit throat singing, Métis fiddling, indigenous drumming, and children’s choirs in celebration of Canadian musical heritages.
“Music is the landscape of Canada,” said Marc Jordan in the release. “We hope it will be a song that illuminates the mosaic of music and cultures that thrive in every corner of the country”.
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