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Prism Prize Video: Madeleine Roger - Cottonwood

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile prominent Canadian videos, including this one from an acclaimed folk singer-songwriter from Winnipeg.

Prism Prize Video: Madeleine Roger - Cottonwood

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The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile prominent Canadian videos, including this one from an acclaimed folk singer-songwriter from Winnipeg.


Madeleine Roger - Cottonwood

For folk singer Madeleine Roger, being in tune with nature has always been a common theme. Her inspiration for the songs was discovering that her friends embarking on having their first child.  She wrote the song to focus on 'growing up' from the perspective of trees, sharing some of the advice that each tree might give to their offspring through the years. 

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For the video, Roger and director Joel Penner offer up a visual treat exploring nature’s natural beauty with a juxtaposing approach of using timelapse photography. It captures nature at it’s finest - seeds emerging from pods, seedlings sprouting from the ground, flowers wilting and drying and re-blooming - perfectly representing all moments in the journey of life and celebrating the very moment that inspired Roger to write the song.

Directed by: Joel Penner

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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

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