PODCAST

Radio ECMA

East Coast Music Association

Tune-up that radio dial - its the Radio ECMA Podcast presented by TD! Hosted by Chris Batstone in St. John’s, NL the Radio ECMA podcast is produced by the East Coast Music Association and recorded by Imaging by Guido. Learn about the stories behind the songs and something new about the fantastic artists we have based on the East Coast of Canada. Chris Batstone is a 30-year veteran of radio with a passion for stories behind the music and voice over artist with an international clientele. Hailing from Grand Falls/Windsor, NL he has also been in ECMA nominated bands Drive, The Punters, and Kelly Russell & The Planks. Chris also operates Imaging By Guido (IBGrocks.com) which makes marketing materials for entertainment events.The East Coast Music Association develops, advances, and celebrates East Coast Canadian music, its artists, and its industry professionals throughout the region and around the world. We advocate for our members to ensure they can sustain music careers while based in Canada’s Atlantic region.Proudly sponsored by the SOCAN Foundation that strives to expand Canadian music creation and the value of music. Background music by Cassie Mann
STATE OF THE BLUES…WITH JON HINES & ECBS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CATHY PROTHROTHE ECMA MENTAL WELLNESS INITIATIVE WITH ERRIN WILLIAMS FT. MUSIC BY ERIN COSTELO & MATT STEELE & THE CORVETTE SUNSETSPEAKING HER TRUTH - THE STORY OF RACHEL COUSINSAPPLYING FOR SHOWCASES & AWARDS: THE INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE WITH NIGEL JENKINS, LISA GLEAVE, TREVOR MURPHY & ALEXANDRA GOLDENAPPLYING FOR SHOWCASES & AWARDS WITH MALLORY JOHNSON, ÉMILIE LANDRY, MIKE BIGGAR AND REENY SMITHIN THE NAME OF LOVE - CELEBRATING HALIFAX PRIDE WITH BURRY AND GOOD DEAR GOODGLOBAL MUSIC MATCH: A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH CHRISTINA MARTIN, SAULPAUL AND KARATE KACTUSBrothers In Arms - The Story of Sonic Detour"The Heart of an Artist: The Story of Wolf Castle"THE DEBUT ALBUMS OF NEW WATERFORD"Uncomplicated Classics" with Moira Bren and Sarah HagenThat Name You Keep Hearing...the Story of Owen O'Sound LeeEpisode #9 - This Is Pop by Kelsey Mae Crawley and Nikkie GallantThe Artist, The Industry, and The DiscoveryHow to Showcase...The Story of Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of FunOrange Shirt Day Special Part I featuring Alan Syliboy & Hubert Francis
On this special three part series of the Radio ECMA Podcast we discuss the importance of Orange Shirt Day, indigenous culture and music within Atlantic Canada. September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Host Chris Batstone is joined by Trevor Sanipass, Indigenous Liaison as they interview artists. Also in this special series Cheryl Copage-Gehue, Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor for HRM and Manager of Protocol & Culture for the North American Indigenous Games talks with Trevor and Chris about her knowledge of this important day and Indigenous culture.For more information on Orange Shirt Day visit:https://www.orangeshirtday.orghttps://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/blogs/post/orange-shirt-day-honouring-indigenous-residential-school-survivors/https://www.aptn.caThank you to our episode sponsor the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) for their continued support of Indigenous artists and the East Coast Music Association. About Alan Syliboy & Hubert FrancisAlan Syliboy was born and raised in Truro and lives at Millbrook First Nation. He looks to the indigenous Mi’kmaq petroglyph (stone etchings) tradition for inspiration, and developed his own artistic vocabulary out of those forms. Alan’s band, The Thundermakers,  are  Guitarist/Vocals Hubert Francis star of Brookes Diamond production, “Drum” from Elsipogtog First Nation, Lead guitarist Evan Syliboy formerly with Alan’s band Lonecloud, composer, vocals & percussionist - Julianne Syliboy,  vocals & percussionist - Joanne Hatfield, and bassist, composer, sound designer, video/sound editor,  Lukas Pearse of Halifax NS, plus group leader, percussionist/spoken word artist Alan Syliboy. The show consists of songs, spoken word and stories accompanied by multi-media art film and live performance. Although this is the core group, Alan frequently calls upon other musicians and dancers to enhance his live performances.Website- http://www.alansyliboy.caFacebook- https://www.facebook.com/Alan-Syliboy/Twitter- https://twitter.com/AlanSyliboyYoutube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp7Vp5C32DI2GTRtmtHoEHAYoutube links to live performances.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8FPeuoZ5CM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAwVuofbKF8
Sep 30 2020
39 mins
Orange Shirt Day Special Part III featuring SHiFT FROM THA 902
On this special three part series of the Radio ECMA Podcast we discuss the importance of Orange Shirt Day, indigenous culture and music within Atlantic Canada. September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Host Chris Batstone is joined by Trevor Sanipass, Indigenous Liaison as they interview artists. Also in this special series Cheryl Copage-Gehue, Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor for HRM and Manager of Protocol & Culture for the North American Indigenous Games talks with Trevor and Chris about her knowledge of this important day and Indigenous culture.For more information on Orange Shirt Day visit:https://www.orangeshirtday.orghttps://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/blogs/post/orange-shirt-day-honouring-indigenous-residential-school-survivors/https://www.aptn.caThank you to our episode sponsor the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) for their continued support of Indigenous artists and the East Coast Music Association. About SHiFT FROM THA 902SHiFT FROM THA 902 is an up and coming hip hop artist with a hard raw style driven flow. His destinctive voice and honest lyrics draw inspiration from his youth growing up in Wekoqmaq First Nation , Nova Scotia a small reservation in Cape Breton Island.Website- https://shiftfromtha902.bandcamp.comFacebook- https://facebook.com/shiftfromtha902
Sep 30 2020
40 mins
Orange Shirt Day Special Part II featuring Deantha Edmunds
On this special three part series of the Radio ECMA Podcast we discuss the importance of Orange Shirt Day, indigenous culture and music within Atlantic Canada. September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Host Chris Batstone is joined by Trevor Sanipass, Indigenous Liaison as they interview artists. Also in this special series Cheryl Copage-Gehue, Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor for HRM and Manager of Protocol & Culture for the North American Indigenous Games talks with Trevor and Chris about her knowledge of this important day and Indigenous culture.For more information on Orange Shirt Day visit:https://www.orangeshirtday.orghttps://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/blogs/post/orange-shirt-day-honouring-indigenous-residential-school-survivors/https://www.aptn.caThank you to our episode sponsor the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) for their continued support of Indigenous artists and the East Coast Music Association. ----About Deantha Edmunds Canada’s first and only Inuk professional classical singer and recording artist, Deantha Edmunds, has performed on stages across the world. A proud resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, Edmunds is a laureate of the prestigious Hnatyshyn Foundation REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards.Edmunds’ solo EP, “My Beautiful Home” was nominated for the 2020 East Coast Music Award ‘Indigenous Artist of the Year.’ It features three beloved songs from Newfoundland and Labrador that marry her identity as an Inuk with her training and passion for classical music.In February 2020, Edmunds performed at the Arctic Inspirations Prize 2020 award ceremony in Ottawa where she debuted an original song with string quartet. She was also a featured cultural performer at the Northern Lights 2020 conference and showcase.2019 operatic performances included the world premiere of “Shanawdithit” with Tapestry and Opera on the Avalon in Toronto and St. John’s, and the Indigenous (Cree and Sami) double-bill “Two Odysseys” in Toronto with Soundstreams, Signal Theatre and The Sámi National Theatre Beaivváš. Both of these operas were nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards 2020, and the ensemble for “Two Odysseys” won the award.https://www.facebook.com/InukSoprano/https://www.instagram.com/inuksoprano/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHn4zGHU58XnULFrOKyuxlQhttps://deantha.ca
Sep 30 2020
38 mins
Episode #3- The Kids Are Alright...The Story of the Swinging Belles
Sep 16 2020
35 mins
Episode #2 - The New Artist Experience
The new artist experience, what do they get off the ground and get established? Host Christ Batstone has an in-depth discussion with Zamani and Selby Evans. Singer, songwriter, producer – Zamani won the 2019 Atlantic International Film Festival (FIN) Award for Best Atlantic Original Score. The winning score “What’s So Great About Him” was written for a ten minute short film titled Cockblock,  directed by Halifax filmmaker Tamar Dina and stars musicians/actors Kirsten Olivia Taylor and Samm Reid, along with actor Ryan Willis.   The award was announced and presented at the Linda Joy Media Arts Society FIN Awards Luncheon on September 19th, 2019.  This award comes on the heels of Zamani’s recent success in capturing the 2019 TD International Jazz Festival Stingray Rising Star Award receiving a $3000 cash prize from Stingray Music.Zamani began singing with her family at community events at age 12.  Versed in many Black music genres, Zamani became inspired to expand her repertoire of R&B, Urban Jazz and Pop after receiving praise from the late veteran vocalist Sharon Jones who caught her performance- while then only 14 – with her jazz guitarist father Harvi Millar at the TD Halifax International Jazz Festival. In 2018 Zamani received ANSMA’s Portia White Youth Music Award and the Jongleur Youth Arts Award. In 2018 she received ANSMA’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award and released her first self-titled EP Mix Tape shortly after.  In 2019 Zamani mae her first international appearances performing at New Skool Rules Festival in Rotterdam, and opening for R&B veterans Maya and Genuwine and Pop artist UB40, at the Caribbean Roots and Soul Festival in St. Lucia. More about Zamani. Selby Evans is a young bilingual emerging artist currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Having recently graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in music, Selby quickly garnered attention with the release of his first bilingual EP Emmène-moi, in December 2015. He has performed in numerous prominent concerts over the last year, most notably, with Symphony New­Brunswick for seven sold out shows last fall in La Vallée des Possibles, and in the Francofête en Acadie as well as several other french music festivals. Two singles from the EP are receiving considerable radio play, Emmène-moi and Dis-moi encore, with the latter projected to enter the ARCANB top ten chart. An english single, On your Own has also received play on local radio. Further, Emmène-moi was listed in the top ten sales for Distributions Plages, in both March and April 2016, and digital sales (Itunes) continue to do well.To produce this first EP, Selby surrounded himself with several notable collaborators, including trumpet player and multi­-instrumentalist Sebastien Michaud who co­produced the album, poet Hermenegilde Chiasson who contributed lyrics on L'ettre D’amour, as well as drummer and engineer Danny Bourgeois, to name only a few. These prominent session musicians form an important part of Selby’s team going forward. The release of this self ­funded debut EP was not only an important first step in terms of career development, but also provided many important lessons and insights about product development, live performance, marketing and the music industry more generally.
Sep 9 2020
37 mins

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