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Immigrant musicians struggle to make themselves heard

Vancouver boasts one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country. On any given night, bass lines pump from…

By Amanda Ash , in Culture , on April 8, 2009 Tags: , , , , , , ,

Vancouver boasts one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country. On any given night, bass lines pump from the heart of neighborhood clubs. Block-long lineups lead to the city’s most prized acts. But for immigrant artists, who blend their cultural sounds with popular genres, becoming a musical icon means succumbing to the industry’s ethnic stereotypes.

Written, filmed and produced by Amanda Ash, Miné Salkin and Alexis Stoymenoff

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