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CiTR Pop Alliance, Vol. 2

 

The CiTR/Mint Pop Alliance Compilation is a snapshot of our rainy city's music community on a Friday night in 2011. It features eleven prominent local bands including: No Kids, Kellarissa, Fine Mist, Slam Dunk, Apollo Ghosts, and many more. Only 300 copies have been pressed on 180g vinyl and hand-numbered with care. The songs, labour, mastering, and artwork were donated and proceeds from the record will benefit CiTR 101.9FM, the campus radio station where Mint Records began. Concerning the Cover Art You may notice that the original 2011 artwork has been removed from our website; this was a deliberate act due to the harmful nature of the image. Included in the 300 physical copies of the record is a statement made by the artist which explained the intent behind the artwork, which featured a Northwest Coast-style totem pole. Regardless of intent, the original artwork is cultural appropriation and as such, it has been removed. For those who wish to read it, the original statement may be found online here [insert link]. CiTR/Discorder and Mint Records would like to extend a sincere apology for being complicit in the appropriation of Indigenous imagery and culture in the original artwork for this record, and for the offence and harm the artwork caused. We are sorry. The purpose of this statement is to bring these issues to light and thus create further dialogue on the harm caused by cultural appropriation. However, we have decided to remove the original artwork, not to erase what happened, but to minimize further harm. Going forward, we will continue to engage in conversations and learning on this topic. In early 2018, CiTR and Discorder held their first workshop on Artistic Cultural Appropriation. We are committed to holding future workshops at the station to address how Indigenous peoples and culture is represented and we invite respectful participation and feedback from all our members.

 

 

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