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Have a listen to F-105’s new music

When he’s not writing and performing as Nadjiwan, Marc Meriläinen produces live music events, and works with emerging artists as a producer, co-writer, mentor – you name it really. In fact, he had been working closely with Kelly Fraser before ...
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Don’t miss this celebration of women artists featuring Tamar Ilana, ...

There is a fabulous free online concert coming up March 28 in honour of International Women’s Day featuring some incredible Toronto talent:  Latin jazz-pop vocalist Amanda Martinez, global flamenco artist Tamar Ilana, Juno nominated Arabic singing sensation Maryem Tollar, indie ...
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Musicians are protesting outside Spotify headquarters in Toronto at 1 ...

An organization of musicians and music industry professionals that fights for social justice is holding a protest at Spotify headquarters in Toronto today (Monday) to fight for higher royalty rates and other concessions for artists. The Union of Musicians and ...
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OK, everyone, let’s do Graham Lindsey’s visual scavenger hunt

Hats off to Graham Lindsey for coming up with a way to keep us entertained as the pandemic winter drags into a pandemic spring – while also helping himself make an inexpensive music video. Graham decided to crowd source the ...
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Songs you need to hear: ‘Namu’ by Aasiva

One of the most exciting artists on the Jerry Cans’ Aakuluk Music imprint released a brand new single last Thursday, and we’re loving it here at Roots Music Canada. Aasiva’s “Namu” is a lush, atmospheric electronica number that will almost ...
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Here are your 2021 Juno nominees in the roots, world, ...

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the nominees for the 2021 Juno Awards yesterday. The 50th anniversary Juno telecast takes place this year on May 16, but it’s unclear when and how the winners of the ...
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Oh Susanna, Leela Gilday, Madison Violet and more are playing ...

When Covid-19 put a hold on live performances, artist Jill Barber invited the members of Madison Violet and the Good Lovelies to start a friendly support group for musicians. The group has now grown to over 20 members, and all ...
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Isabel and the Uncommons play music, do dishes, cook and ...

Isabel Fryszberg and her group, the Uncommons, have added to the cannon of COVID art work with this fun video featuring the members of the band playing music and doing their daily activities in their homes. “End of an Era” ...
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Updated: here are this year’s Maple Blues Award winners

The Toronto Blues Society wrapped up its four-week series of mini Maple Blues Awards ceremonies with a live stream from Vancouver Monday night. Rather than simply holding an online event that mimicked the in-person gala typically held in Toronto each ...
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Jean-Paul De Roover – ‘This Letter’ (lyric video)

Thunder Bay singer-songwriter Jean-Paul De Roover released his two-part thematic albums LOVE and LOSS in 2019 and 2020 respectively, and he’s following them up this year with a pair of EPs in the same vein.  His brand new two-song EP, THIS LETTER, is ...