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CBC Music Presents: CanadaSound with Grant Lawrence

Did you know that sound is one of the most important triggers of memory? That’s why we’ve engaged Grant Lawrence, one of the CBC’s favourite personalities, to explore the deeper meaning behind the Canadian sounds we hold close to our hearts.

Grant Lawrence is speaking to Canadians from all across the land to find out the sounds that mean the most to them and why they resonate. Get ready to follow him through the many twists and turns of Canada’s vibrant soundscape. Stay tuned for more updates and podcasts to come!

CanadaSound Podcast – Episode 3

On the third episode of this podcast, you’ll hear:

  • The story behind one of Vancouver’s loudest but most misunderstood sounds: the Heritage Horns, known to many Vancouverites simply as the noon horn. Did you know the horns play a tune, and not just any tune? Grant Lawrence gets very up close and personal with this famous West Coast daily blast.
  • A CanadaSound song called “Banks of the Seaway” by veteran singer-songwriter David Francey, using sounds from his beloved St. Lawrence Seaway.
  • The CanadaSound Mix Zone with Radio 2 Drive host Rich Terfry, who has taken more of your submitted sounds and turned them into a perfect summer slice of hip-hop in tribute to the “symphony of cottage country.”

CanadaSound Podcast – Episode 2

On this podcast, you’ll hear:

– The emotional story of Carol Daniels, a survivor of the Sixties Scoop, who embraced her First Nations heritage midway through her life when she was invited to a powwow and first heard a First Nations hand drum. It changed her life. Be sure to check our Carol’s brilliant novel Bearskin Diary.

– A new song called “Mira Mira” by Juno-nominated Quebec artist Florence K, featuring your submitted sounds, including the First Nations drum, the marmot and many others.

– The CanadaSound Mix Zone with Radio 2 Drive host Rich Terfry, who has taken more of your submitted sounds and turned them into a rousing piece of hip-hop in tribute to his favourite game.

CanadaSound Podcast – Episode 1

In this podcast, you’ll hear:

  • The story of the foghorn, the 1860 Canadian invention by Robert Foulis that has saved countless lives around the world, as explained by historian Harold Wright.
  • A haunting new take on the East Coast classic “Farewell to Nova Scotia” by Toronto band Blitz/Berlin, featuring your submitted sounds.
  • The CanadaSound Mix Zone with Radio 2 Drive host Rich Terfry, who takes more of your submitted sounds and turns them into an original piece of hip-hop.