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Festival Chants de Vielles – 20 years of music at a...

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Twenty years ago, Nicolas Boulerice and Olivier Demers shoveled out manure from some barns in Calixa-Lavallée, QC, to host the first Festival Chants de...

Festival Mémoire et Racines turns 30 this year with an unforgettable...

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Thirty years! Wow! That’s how long Festival Mémoire et Racines has been running. It’s the biggest folk festival in Québec, and by all accounts, the...

Album review: Mélisande – Rembobine

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Have you ever listened to a piece of music that made your hair stand on end; that sent shivers up your spine; or that...

Album review: Yann Falquet – Les Secrets du Ciel

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Many esteemed songwriters have had huge success making music from lost love, tragedy and grief. And, there’s nothing like the French for making the...

Album review: Alexis Chartrand and Cédric Dinde-Lavoie – Au Chemin 4

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Wow! This is nothing like anything you’ve heard before. Alexis Chartrand and Céric Dinde-Lavoie have joined forces to give us the gift of nine...

Marcel Messervier, 1934-2024: A force for Québec Folklore

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In the world of traditional Québecois music, Marcel Messervier was an icon. Accordionist, composer and maker of the finest diatonic accordions, his name was...

Album review: Portage (Jean Hewson, Christina Smith, Anne Lederman, Laura Risk...

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Portage. Now there’s a word that evokes the past. It conjures up canoes being paddled into the venerable history of Canada - fur traders,...

Adam Ndaro Solomon – Wakati

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Transport yourself to East Africa without even leaving your comfy couch. Adam Ndaro Solomon has written, composed, performed and produced this lovely new recording....

In praise of Montreal’s mixing, mastering magician: Everest Witman

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Christmas is coming, so if you’re a musician making a new recording any time soon, you could give yourself a really great gift: sending...

Kavaz – Confluence

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I recently spoke over a video chat with the extraordinary musician Everest Witman about this new project from his band Kavaz. Everest, who plays guitar,...

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