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 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.

Here’s a video I did on the subject:

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One Response to “Immigrant musicians struggle to make themselves heard”
  1. Dave says:

    Interesting story on a topic I have not seen discussed anywhere else.

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