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As you may have heard, legislation was finally passed to make the English-language version of Canada’s national anthem O Canada gender neutral. This is an important step towards recognizing and including all Canadians in our national anthem.
Three-time JUNO Award nominees/CFMA winners Sultans of String are celebrating this change with a new video and recording!
We welcome individuals and schools to listen, download, use, and share these MP3s royalty-free. Download here: http://sultansofstring.com/2018/02/o-canada/
English version on YouTube https://youtu.be/Q_cwkqa14Cg
Bilingual version on youtube https://youtu.be/PLOAYoT4X-Q
ABOUT THE VIDEO:
As band leader Chris McKhool explains, music is a perfect medium for uniting people for social justice: “What I really love about music is its ability to bring together people and cultures in a way that emulates what we love to see in the world, creating collaborations that break down the barriers that divide us, helping us to see our common humanity, and providing a model for peace. So we went into the streets of Toronto and invited people to write a message on our ‘Peace Kite’, and then flew it to spread the message of inclusion and peace across the country. Making this video revealed the tremendous generosity and goodwill of regular Canadians, and the gratitude and pride we all feel about our country. It also reminded us of Canada’s important reputation as a peacekeeping nation, and a haven to which people from around the world find freedom from persecution and war.”