Triumph will be featured in Rise Up, a brand new two part documentary highlighting Canadian Pop Music in the 80’s, airing later this month on CBC (Sept 10 & Sept 17 @ 9 pm) & CBC Newsworld (Sept 19 & Sept 26 @ 10 pm). Triumph, who remains an instrumental part of Canadian Music, past and present, are one of many homegrown acts in Rise Up so tune in or set your TIVO’s because this is not one to miss.
Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s
(CBC , Sept. 10 & Sept. 17 at 9 p.m.)
(CBC Newsworld, Sept. 19 & Sept. 26 at 10 p.m.)
Rise Up looks at the digital age of Canadian music in the 1980s, a visual era of big hair and shoulder pads, when music videos helped homegrown artists to take off internationally. America’s MTV and Canada’s MuchMusic provide launching pads for artists as varied as Triumph, Bruce Cockburn, Chilliwack, Jane Siberry, Men Without Hats and Bryan Adams.
Blending illuminating interviews with thrilling concert footage and videos, including Rush’s “Tom Sawyer,” Triumph’s “Magic Power,” Blue Rodeo’s “Try” and k.d. lang’s “Hanky Panky,” Rise Up takes viewers on a thrilling ride into the decade’s pop stratosphere. Along with such telegenic performers as Gowan and Dalbello, the hit-filled documentary includes cult favorites like Slow, Handsome Ned and Mary Margaret O’Hara. By the end of the Eighties, Canadian music has exploded—both at home and abroad.
From hip-hop pioneers like Maestro and Michie Mee to such pop superstars as Mitsou and Corey Hart, Rise Up charts the global rise of Canadian music with a treasure trove of classic hits and cult classics.