Other performances tonight include a performance by two-time JUNO Award winner and acclaimed multi-platinum singer/songwriter Johnny Reid at the Mod Club; Trebele Charger at the Phoenix Concert Theatre; Blackie and the Rodeo Kings at Massey Hall; Die Mannequin at Revival; and 2K12 Korea Night featuring K-Pop music at Kool Haus.
Over the next five days, the festival will present over 900 artists from 40 different countries, playing shows at 60 different venues. The performances cover a range of styles such as rock, heavy metal, country, jazz and hip hop.
Canadian Music Week hosts its Film Festival from March 21-24. The opening film tonight is Joe Berlinger's Under African Skies about Paul Simon's return to South Africa 25 years after his controversial recording of the album Graceland in South Africa while it was under a cultural boycott. This will be followed by Andrew Bird: Yellow Fever, a documentary about the American singer-songwriter. The other screenings are The Vans Warped Tour Documentary; Sound it Out; Last Days Here; A short film program; Hit So Hard; The Muppets (1979) with special guest composer Paul Williams on hand for a Q&A; Parallax Sounds; Girl Walk // All Day.
Canadian Music Week also hosts several conferences, is partnered with the Canadian International Comedy Festival, and presents the Independent Music Awards (Indies) on Saturday.
CMW Film Festival 2012