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Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick is an East Coast Musical Journey

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Gorgeous illustrations and a fun story line work together to introduce young readers to a traditional Newfoundland instrument.

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Men of the Deeps is a Musical History of Coal Mining and Cape Breton

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offers much to those interested in the history of Cape Breton, coal mining, or those who are already fans of the group

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The Strength of Rita MacNeil

in #82 Winter 2016/Features/History/Nonfiction by

“Lots of people are very insecure, but she just let it all out, she wasn’t worried about being upstaged or anything like that. I always interpreted that as another sign of strength in her.” -Kim Dunn, who played keyboards in Rita MacNeil’s band for 14 years.

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Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery

in #82 Winter 2016/Excerpts/History/Non-fiction by

“Redemption Song” is one of the greatest hymns composed by humanity. And it was born in Nova Scotia.

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7 tuneful books about music and musicians

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Whether you’re tone-deaf or a talented musician (or somewhere in between), these Atlantic Canadian books will get you in tune with our rich musical heritage and culture.

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Redemption Songs

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New book explores Nova Scotia’s connection to Marcus Garvey and Bob Marley’s anthem of hope and liberation Writing The Hermit of Africville changed my life. Learning about Eddie Carvery’s now 45-year protest against the racism that destroyed his community opened my eyes and left a lot of questions. What exactly is racism? What exactly are the human races? Those questions were the seeds Carvery planted in my mind. Now, they’re blossoming in a new book: Redemption Songs: How Bob Marley’s Nova Scotia Song Lights the Way Past Racism (Pottersfield Press,…

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Detail-packed trip through 50 years of Canadian rock ‘n’ roll

in #78 Summer 2015/Non-fiction/Reviews by

The History of Canadian Rock ‘N’ Roll
by Bob Mersereau
$24.99, paperback, 320 pp.
Backbeat Books, March 2015

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