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AND THE WINNER IS... GRIMES’ VIDEO FOR “VENUS FLY (FEAT. JANELLE MONÁE)" Prism Prize Top 10 Canadian Music Videos Announced The 10 Canadian music videos that will vie for the 2018 Prism Prize have been announced. The winning video’s director will be awarded the $15,000 grand prize at a screening and awards presentation on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The 2018 Prism Prize Top Ten (in alpha- betical order) are: Alice Glass’s “Without Love” (director: Floria Sigismondi); Alvvays’ “Dreams Tonite” (director: Matt Johnson); Charlotte Day Wilson’s “Work” (director: Fantavious Fritz); Cri’s “Rush” (director: Didier Charette); Daniel Caesar’s “Freudian, a Visual” (directors: Keavan Yazdani and Sean Brown); Feist’s “Century” (director: Scott Cudmore); Grimes’ “Venus Fly (feat. Janelle Monáe)” (director: Grimes); Jessie Reyez’s “Gatekeeper” (director: Peter Huang); Leon- ard Cohen’s “Leaving the Table” (director: Christopher Mills); and PUP’s “Old Wou nds” (director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux). For more information and to watch the videos, go to www.prismprize.com. MARK YOUR calendar... Guitar Workshop Plus Announces 2018 Program & Artist Lineup Guitar Workshop Plus has announced its 2018 program with an artist lineup that includes rock virtuosos Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X), Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders), and Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, solo), along with blues veteran Duke Robillard (solo, Fabulous Thunderbirds), bassist Rhonda Smith (Jeff Beck, Prince), country legend Albert Lee (Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris), and more. W W W. C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N . CO M In addition to all the regular classes, special seminars including Modern Rock Guitar, Still Got the Blues, Acoustic Expres- sions, The Art of Country Guitar, Groove Academy (for Bass), Virtuoso Rock, Rockin’ the Blues, and more have been added to the course options. This year’s Toronto session takes place from July 23-28. Other sessions include: San Diego from June 17-22; Nashville from July 15-20; and Seattle from Aug. 19-24. The 2018 schedules, details, and schol- arship information are available at www.guitarworkshopplus.com. access a diverse range of programming, including art installations, emerging artist showcases, late night DJ sets, and after parties at small and medium-sized venues. Among the diverse list of curators are Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis of July Talk, K-OS, Weaves’ Jasmyn Burke, Katie Monks of Dilly Dally, Cadence Weapon, Cone of Sum 41, Terra Lightfoot, Jim Cuddy, and more. This year’s festival village lineup at Yonge-Dundas Square and other info will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, go to www.nxne.com. Honey Jam Audition Set for June 2 nd Auditions for the 2018 Honey Jam Showcase will be held on June 2 nd at Rivoli in Toronto. Auditions are open to all female artists ages 14 to 25 in any genre. The final Honey Jam showcase will be held Aug. 23, 2018 in Toronto. Artists outside of Ontario may submit their audition online. All of the artists chosen to perform this year will attend a music industry workshop at Harris Institute, receive one-on- one vocal and performance coaching from Elaine Overholt of Big Voice Studios, have their original songs played on radio, and more. For more information, go to www.honeyjam.com. SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival Gears Up for 2018 Edition SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival will be shining a light on vocal music once again from May 23-June 3, 2018 at various venues in Toronto. The festival features a range of club shows, free concerts, and educational workshops for singers of all ages and skill levels. Performing artists include Rocka- pella, the House Jacks, Toronto Northern Lights Chorus, Cadence, and Retrocity, among others. Festival concerts span an array of genres, including pop, rock, jazz, classical, barbershop, world, gospel, folk, live loop- ing, and beat boxing. May 26 th will host a series of free public workshops featuring many of the festival's performers. For more information, including a full concert and workshop schedule, go to www.singtoronto.com. NXNE Announces 2018 Club Land Curators NXNE’s Club Land Curators Series, pro- grammed by influential Canadian musi- cians, has expanded with over 30 shows from June 10-16, 2018. Club crawlers can KoSA Welcomes Drummers in Havana & Montreal Quebec-based KoSA Music, which stages percussion camps and workshops around the world, just wrapped up the 17 th edition of its annual KoSA Cuba drum and percus- sion camp and festival in Havana and is now accepting registrations for its Montreal camp, which will be held from June 25-30, 2018. The week-long KoSA Cuba drum and percussion camp, held in collaboration with the Havana Rhythm and Dance festival in early March, welcomed participants from Canada, the U.S, and as far as Switzerland to learn from and play with some of Cuba’s top artists. The program offered intensive days of hands-on classes, workshops, concerts, lectures, cultural visits, and more, includ- ing seminars on Cuban music given by renowned ethnomusicologist Dr. Olavo Alin. KoSA’s Montreal percussion camp is open to drummers and percussionists of all ages and skill levels and will be held at the KoSA Academy in the Montreal borough of Notre-Dame-de Grâce. KoSA’s faculty of acclaimed drummers and percussionists will conduct small, hands-on classes covering a wide range of styles on the drumset, includ- ing rock, jazz, groove, fusion, hip-hop, and house, and various styles of hand percus- sion. Participants will have a chance to play every day with the Rhythm Section and jam every evening and get a ticket to see Snarky Puppy at the Montreal Jazz Festival. For more information, contact on KoSA: 514-482-5554, info@kosamusic.com, www.kosamusic.com. C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N • 17