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Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of the National Music Centre applauding staff and supporters at Studio Bell

Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of the National Music Centre applauds staff and supporters at Studio Bell

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, proved it is ready to welcome the world as the country’s first national cultural institution dedicated to showcasing and celebrating Canadian music.

In advance of its public opening on Canada’s 149th birthday, Studio Bell unleashed an inaugural drum roll, the first sound to grace its building, kicking off many more events to mark the center’s beginning this year.

“The opening of Studio Bell is a momentous occasion for Canada and Alberta, and it will be marked by a series of opening celebrations this year,” said Andrew Mosker, the president and CEO of the National Music Centre.

In addition to a performance by Eya Hey Nakoda, a world-class championship drum group, the center received a blessing from Casey Eagle Speaker.  On hand to mark the occasion were Lois Mitchell, Her Honour, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta,  the Honorable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism for Alberta and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi.  Honorable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, sent regards via video message.

Mosker conveyed the international interest in the new center saying “we look forward to welcoming the world to Calgary to experience the wealth of Canada’s music story and the incredible future potential it holds”.

The new 160,000 square-foot hub for music and technology located in Calgary’s East Village features five levels of interactive exhibitions that tell the stories of music in Canada, along with state-of-the-art recording facilities, a 300-seat performance hall, and the revitalized King Eddy Hotel that will open its doors Stampede week July 8-17.

For Tickets visit Studio Bell’s box office web site.

 

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