I first heard of Calgary musician FOONYAP from editor/author friend Jen Frankel who had attended FOONYAP’s concert in Guelph as part of the Kazoo! Concert Series and told me I really had to interview her. FOONYAP’s debut full-length album Palimpsest… more »
You’ve never played pentatonic scales on a guqin or pipa, but you do have an Associate piano diploma. On cool summer nights, you even make it a habit to strum a guitar at campfires. Western music, you believe, is … more »
Andrew Huang’s musical mystique is an exploration. Different environments conjure different personalities, different auras and different sounds. Like a chameleon, he is able to instinctually morph to suit his surrounding, whether it is the soulful rhythm of a heartbreaking ballad … more »
Hapa-Palooza: A Vancouver Celebration of Mixed-Roots Arts and Ideas is a new cultural festival that celebrates the city’s identity as a place of hybridity, synergy and acceptance. A vibrant fusion of music, dance, literary, artistic and film performances, Hapa-Palooza places… more »
If you had the misfortune of not being able to make it to our latest issue’s launch party, let us at Ricepaper fill you in: it was a gas.
No, really. It’s still hard to decide who was the most … more »
By Jenny Uechi
There’s a kind of music that conjures up images of clear blue skies, horses roaming an emerald-coloured horizon. It’s the traditional music of the Buryats, an ethnic Russian minority that practices Tibetan shamanism and lives a nomadic … more »
By Adrian Mack
She’s given us an unusually rich field to pick from, but personally, my favourite Sook-Yin Lee moment came sometime back in the 1990s when she casually informed MuchMusic viewers that she was constipated.
Strathcona in the 1980s—or … more »
While many young ESL teachers in Asia brag about being treated like superstars by their students, Canadian brothers Maynard and Blaise Plant have actually gone beyond the confines of their classrooms to become full-fledged pop stars in Japan...