Monthly Archives: March 2010

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Habib Koité: one world groove

Until Friday night, everything I knew about Habib Koité could have been summed up in three words: “Legendary African guitarist.” All I’d ever known of West African music was the roots of the blues in the work of Ali Farke ...
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Unmistakably Sweetlandish

So we have this new space in downtown Toronto – well, new to us, it is a shared space with Borealis Records, and we have huge plans for it. We are currently adorning the office with various roots artifacts, records, ...
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Thanks for supporting RootsMusic.ca!

Hi folks, We haven’t “officially” relaunched RootsMusic.ca yet, but obviously our new site is up and looking great! I thought I’d take this opportunity to update our audience on some of our successes to date: Our Twitter feed is at ...
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Reflections: Riverboat Jane, Pt. Two

Riverboat Coffee House Legends We continue our series with Jane Harbury, or as we like to call her, Riverboat Jane. Quite accidentally, she  began working as a dishwasher at the famous Riverboat Coffee House in Yorkville (Toronto) in the late 60’s, and ...
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Thanks to Keelo-fans!!

What a great concert we enjoyed last night! James Keelaghan, with David Woodhead, and opener Juanita Wilkins thoroughly entertained the two-hundred or so gathered at Kitchener’s Registry Theatre Saturday night. And it was a privilege to share the show with a ...
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James Keelaghan, Live 8:00 PM EDT

It gives us great pleasure to present Juno Award winning singer-songwriter James Keelaghan, live from Kitchener, Ontario’s Registry Theatre, Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM. James is joined by the multi-talented David Woodhead.  Opening the show is special guest, Juanita ...
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Venues: Highway 61, Toronto

Blues, Brews & BBQ Bars. Clubs. Restaurants. Theatres. Stadiums. Festivals. Run by thousands of mostly unknown, starry-eyed, passionate music lovers who get up every morning with one thing on their minds: the gig. People like Ken McGarrie and Kerry Knoll ...
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Andrew Queen: “Too Tall”

It was 13 degrees today in the Garden City of St. Catharines, Ontario. What better day to review Andrew Queen’s 2010 campfire CD, Too Tall? “Please file under children’s music,” reads the label, but this album qualifies as fantastic family ...
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Caracol takes on Toronto!

Montréal’s Carole Facal, aka Caracol, recently paid her first visit to Hugh’s Room, Toronto, sharing a billing with fellow Québecoise Roxanne Potvin. Many world-music lovers will recognize the name Caracol, half of DobaCaracol, a six-piece band that enjoyed tremendous success ...
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Luminato pays tribute to Cockburn, releases music events for 2010

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, is back for another year, and is slowly revealing its regular plethora of goodies to the public via a series of press conferences and news releases. One such event took place on Tuesday, ...