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5 Must-See Artists At Canada’s Music Headquarters

TOURISM CALGARY

photo: Brandon Wallis

Canadian chart topping artists have put the world on notice: Canada is a music mecca! From The Weeknd and Drake to Alessia Cara and Justin Bieber, we have plenty of talent to celebrate from coast to coast to coast. Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, is the brand new home for music in Canada. With five floors of music history, this is the place to celebrate music in Canada.

Check out five artists you can see at Studio Bell that will make you proud to be Canadian.

 

Drake

 

Find the Hotline Bling on the 2nd floor of Studio Bell where Drake takes his rightful place in the Power Corporation of Canada Made In Canada gallery. Featuring the ground-breaking stories that have shaped music in Canada, the One Dance hit maker from The 6ix is in good company with Gord Downie, Joni Mitchell, and k.d. lang.

 

Tegan and Sara

 

What better place to celebrate Tegan and Sara than their hometown of Calgary? Come a little Closer to the hit making duo who are making waves around the world. Tegan and Sara have deep Alberta roots and performed an intimate concert to their hometown crowd at the ATB Storytellers Series in 2016 at Studio Bell.

 

deadmau5

 

The mau5head has become as iconic as the Canadian EDM legend himself. Now part of the Studio Bell collection in the Idols & Icons gallery, the cheese mau5head was created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in California, played sold out shows around the world, and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in 2012.

 

Arcade Fire

 

Wake Up to the sounds of Arcade Fire at Studio Bell where the Montreal natives rub shoulders with other iconic Canadian collectives like A Tribe Called Red, Rush, and The Band.

 

Hugh Le Caine

 

If you’re looking for a deep cut on a tour of Studio Bell, Hugh Le Caine is your B-side. The Canadian physicist, composer, and electronic music innovator created the first voltage controlled synth called the Electronic Sackbut in the 1940s. Several of Le Caine’s inventions are part of the Studio Bell collection, the Canadian electronic music trailblazer who paved the way for the explosion in popularity of superstars like Calvin Harris and Skrillex.

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