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Songs for the Revolution: Scott Cook’s revolutionary soul takes to the...

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The weather was looking a little uncertain, but Paul Kent’s invitation was clear: rain or shine, troubadour Scott Cook would be performing this Sunday...

Songs for the Revolution: They Tried to Pave Paradise

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A couple of months back, I was out for a run in a forest close to where I live here in Ottawa. As I...

Songs for the Revolution: Buskers for residential school survivors

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This month, with National Indigenous People's Day this past Monday, Songs for the Revolution is highlighting a benefit that recently took place in support...

Songs for the Revolution: Indigenous voices rising

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Let me begin by acknowledging, as an ally, that this article is being written from traditional unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Anishinaabek territory. I would also...

Songs for the Revolution: climate call, musical response

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There’s no denying it: we are living in the midst of a global climate emergency. Yet we go on with our daily lives. Where...

Songs for the Revolution – International Women’s Day

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I’d like to begin this article by acknowledging my privilege as a male-identifying, white passing person of mixed ethnicity. I am writing this article...

Songs for the Revolution: acknowledging folk alliances

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I want to acknowledge that I am writing this article from unceded Algonquin Territory. Songs for the Revolution is a monthly column digging into folk...

Songs for the Revolution: Strengthening our democracy

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I am excited to begin this year with a new monthly column entitled “Songs for the Revolution.” Some of the topics I’ll be exploring...

Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival goes cyber

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It’s Friday night. Steve Earle, Hannah Georgas, Hawksley Workman and Jason Isbell are scheduled to perform at this year’s Ottawa CityFolk Festival. And here...

Folk alliances in New Orleans: a personal reflection on the 2020...

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I was snowed in at Folk Alliance International in Montreal when I first heard FAI 2020 would be in New Orleans. In that moment,...

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