OTTAWA, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - It is a great pleasure for me, as Minister
of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, to host my first Music
Night this evening, showcasing some of the finest, most creative talent
in Canadian music. I would like to give special thanks to Music Canada
and Quebecor for organizing this very special musical evening.
Our guest artists, country singer Brett Kissel and musical group Kaïn,
are making their mark both here at home and around the world. I'm very
excited that they've agreed to share their music tonight. They've
already won the hearts of tens of thousands of Canadians, and for those
attending tonight who may not have heard them before, I'm sure that
number will grow.
I have always been very impressed by the talent and diversity of the
artists who shape the music scene in Canada. I am particularly inspired
by the number of talented young artists who keep music new and
exciting. I'm proud of the young musicians from Ottawa's Hillcrest
Secondary School performing here tonight, and I'm so pleased that we
were able to invite all 150 students from the school's music program to
be with us. I hope that in the years to come, they will continue their
musical education, and perhaps grace the stage one day as well.
Canada's recording industry is the seventh-largest in the world,
generating almost $3 billion in economic activity every year. Thanks to
the talent and creativity of our artists, Canada is the third-largest
exporter of musical talent in the world. Our Government is proud to
contribute to the vitality of this industry through initiatives such as
the Canada Music Fund. I hope everyone enjoys Music Night, and leaves
with a renewed appreciation of our country's dynamic, brilliant
musicians and artists.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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