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CBC Listeners

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is preparing an inauguration-day gift for President-elect Barack Obama. It's called "49 Songs from North of the 49th Parallel." The CBC has an extensive list of tracks for Canadians to vote on. The list includes the likes of the Band, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Ameri-Canadians Arcade Fire. 

“One of the best way to know Canada is through the depth and breadth of our artistic expression,” says Denise Donlon, Executive Director, CBC Radio. “We're excited about the new President and we want him to be excited about us, so we're asking our audience to help compile the list of our most definitive Canadian songs!”

The 49 songs receiving the most votes will be played on Jan. 20 honoring Obama's inauguration.

(Hat tip: BBC)


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