CBC Radio One Saskatchewan:
Speak Out Against CBC Sask Arts Cuts!
June 5, 4 pm, in Saskatoon (Amigos) and Regina (The Exchange)
Scroll down for a list of artists recently recorded by CBC Radio Sask!
Write your own letter to CBC – scroll to bottom for addresses.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
I think we’re living in what is, for the first time, collectively regarded as an impoverished time for the arts. I think that there has been a staggering collapse in the social value of what we think of as the arts…. What my father represents is a person standing in this one category that is unanimously referred to as the golden era – the people that produced Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Neal Young, my father and several others – and there he is, standing on the heap of his work, in this sort of appocaliptic, cynical time.
Adam Cohen, “Q” – CBC Radio One, May 15, 2012
Here’s an amazingly long list of some of the Saskatchewan performers whose music was recorded and featured on CBC Radio Saskatchewan in JUST the last 2 to 3 years – I wonder how many musicians this would be if you counted ‘em all up, including backup bands?
Deep Dark Woods
Little Miss Higgins
Mark DeJong (& Outer Bridge Ensemble)
Saskatoon Children’s Choir
Jason Plumb and the Willing
Karrnnel Sawitsky (& Daniel Koulack)
Volcanoless In Canada
True Jive Pluckers – Ed Minevich, Jack Semple, Stephen McLellan
Slow Down Molasses
Clinton Pelletier (& Daniel Gervais) – Hot Club of Edmonton
Foam Lake (brothers Paul, Barrett, Tyler & Kalen Ross)
Quarter Tone Flute Ensemble (Tara Semple, Linda Lucyk, David Popoff, Marie-Veronique Bourque)
3 Trumpets (Dean McNeil, Barrie Redford, Dave Anderson)
Michael Hanson aka These Hands
Ray Bell Tahnis Cunningham
Jack Semple (solo guitar)
John Antoniuk aka smokekiller
Carbon Dating Service
Mobadass – Earl Pereira & band
David j Taylor
Sheila and Freddie Pelletier
The Rebellion – Josh Palmer & band
Jonathan Dyck (Ted Crwford, Kris Craig, Danny Jones, Kevin Kasha)
Art Pepper + 11 – Big band – leader Dean McNeil
Local Onlyz (Thomas Roussin / Brad Bellegarde)
Riva Farrell Racette
Tess Desnomie, Bill Cook, John Cook
Ryan Boldt (solo)
SSO Chamber Players
Ted Warren (Ted’s Warren Commission)
Guy Few (Bellows Brass)
Shawn Grocott (Shawn & the Wolf)
Carl Bray Trio
RSO Chamber Players
RSO – full orchestra + Bermann Duo
RSO – Prairie Sketches
National and international artists were also recorded in Saskatchewan for broadcast on network shows at major events like the Regina Folk Festival and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival.
If you would like to send an email to voice your concerns about the cuts, here are the addresses you need: