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Singer Charlotte Cardin to Perform Canadian National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game

Singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin will sing the Canadian national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 18, in Indianapolis.

Before the 29-year-old Quebec artist’s performance, American soul singer and producer Babyface, originally from Indianapolis, will sing the American national anthem. American singer Jennifer Hudson will perform the halftime show, which promises a medley of her hits mixing soul and R&B.

Several artists complete the line-up for the weekend of celebrations, including country artists Keith Urban and Walker Hayes and rapper Lil Wayne, who are scheduled to perform on Saturday, to accompany the traditional music competition. dunks of the NBA.

Only one Canadian player will be present at the all-star game: guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, winner of the North Star award this year, and named to the starting five. This is only the third time that a Canadian will start an All-Star game, after Steve Nash (2006 and 2010) and Andrew Wiggins in 2022.

Representing the country’s only team in the league, the Toronto Raptors, will be American Scottie Barnes, whose daily assignments vary depending on the schedule.

The selection of Charlotte Cardin comes a year after a controversy which accompanied the presentation of theThe Canada at the NBA All-Star Game.

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Canadian singer Jully Black at the NBA All-Star Game on February 19, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Last year, R&B artist Jully Black sang the Canadian national anthem. Her performance caused a stir, since she made a change to the lyrics. She sang: our home on native land (our homeland on indigenous lands) rather thanour home and native land (our homeland and native land, or land of our ancestors in the original French text).

In an interview with CBC, Black said she had simply wanted to sing the facts. We walk, breathe and live life on indigenous lands, she said.

2024-02-07 17:54:59
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