Join New Music Paths for an incredible new season celebrating diverse Canadian musicians. Each Thursday, discover unique sounds from Canadian composers. Special thanks to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for their support in showcasing talented musicians from diverse backgrounds. Host Denis Nassar, a musician and composer, leads engaging interviews and collaborations, taking you on a multicultural musical journey.
Experience the enchanting music of Indian Canadian musician Sharmila Mathur in her interview with Denis. They discuss the unique aspects of Indian music, its contrasts with Western music, and the societal significance. Special thanks to Sharmila’s tabla-playing students.
Discover Dr. Jeremy Brown, an award-winning musician and conductor skilled in both Jazz and Classical music. In this interview, Denis and Jeremy perform “Stella by Starlight” and discuss his successful career, including his passion for new music and collaborations with renowned orchestras.
Experience the dynamic fusion of Canadian Jazz saxophonist/flutist and Brazilian pianist in the duo, Brazil-Canada Connection. Mixing samba, choro, and jazz, John Reid and Denis Nassar embark on a captivating musical journey through Brazil’s folkloric rhythms. This video showcases their beautiful music and a lively chat where they share their collaborative experience and the richness of Brazilian music.
Explore the captivating Chinese music scene in Alberta with a visit to the Calgary Chinese Music Development Association (CCMDA). Meet Frank Yuen, the president of CCMDA, and Paula Pang, an award-winning Guzheng player and educator. Joined by Dean and Janet Turta from the Chinese orchestra, they showcase beautiful music and discuss the thriving Chinese music scene in Alberta and Canada.
Experience incredible jazz with The Modern Times, a dynamic project led by renowned drummer and producer Thom Bennett. Prepare to be amazed as world-class musicians experiment with diverse musical flavors from different backgrounds. In this interview, Thom Bennett showcases original compositions and arrangements, highlighting his exceptional talent and role as the project’s founder.