Canada Day on Par­lia­ment Hill to be an eclec­tic mix of mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment

Asian Journal - - Nation -

Ottawa: The an­nual Canada Day cel­e­bra­tions on Par­lia­ment Hill will in­clude per­for­mances rang­ing from coun­try to reg­gae to north­ern throat singing. The na­tional birth­day cel­e­bra­tion, which sees hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple fill­ing the lawns in the shadow of the Peace Tower, will also fea­ture fly­pasts by CF-18 jets, aer­o­bat­ics by the Snow­birds and an aerial pa­rade of vin­tage air­craft to mark the 75th an­niver­sary of the Battle of Bri­tain. Mu­si­cal per­form­ers in­clude the reg­gae fu­sion band Magic!, Que­bec singer-song­writer Marc Dupre, coun­try singer Gord Bamford and Jonas and the Mas­sive At­trac­tion. The Iqaluit band The Jerry Cans will bring their own mix of Inuk­ti­tut alt-coun­try, throat singing, and reg­gae. Teen pop singers Cas­sidy Mann and Francesco Yates are also on the pro­gram. The Bishop Grandin March­ing Ghosts, a Cal­gary high school march­ing band, will step out in the af­ter­noon.

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