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|||Minstrel Shows, War and Our National Anthem: The Strange Life and Times of Calixa Lavallée

Minstrel Shows, War and Our National Anthem: The Strange Life and Times of Calixa Lavallée

“Many of us know that Calixa Lavallée composed the music for O Canada; few of us know he was a brilliant musician, a performer as well as a composer, whose life foreshadowed modern North American pop culture.

Broadcaster and music critic Robert Harris — best known for his brilliant conversations with Michael Enright on CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition — shows us a complicated man whose national anthem was a minor part of a prolific career…”

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By |2019-04-09T11:00:49+00:005 April 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |