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Holiday recipes from our favourite artists: Maryem Tollar’s molokheyya soup

  One of the things that’s gotten a lot of us through this crazy pandemic year has been getting back to the simple things in life: knitting, sewing, gardening, canning, baking and cooking, among other things. So we here at ...
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Maryem Tollar & Roula Said share a hilarious holiday song

  Maryem Tollar and Roula Said of Al Qahwa have launched a comedic and theatrical side project called FAOC – Pronounced FOWK – Friggin’ Arab Orchestra Company – and they’ve just released an original holiday hit called “Arab Ladies Sing ...
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PIQSIQ shares a new holiday carol and a recipe!

  Sisters Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Ayalik, better known as the acclaimed throat singing duo PIQSIQ (“pilk-silk”), are in the holiday spirit again this year with a new single: a stunning rendition of “Coventry Carol,” which dates back to 16th Century England. They’ve also answered ...
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Holiday recipes from our favourite artists: The Hello Darlin’s Maple ...

One of the things that’s gotten a lot of us through this crazy pandemic year has been getting back to the simple things in life: knitting, sewing, gardening, canning, baking and cooking, among other things. So we here at Roots ...
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Jeffery Straker – ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ (lyric ...

Have you ever attempted to go Christmas caroling only to discover that you can’t remember all the words to half of the carols you were convinced you knew by heart? No?  Just me? Sure. I believe you. OK, anyway, Saskatchewan ...
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Here are your 2021 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has just announced the nominees for the 16th annual awards, scheduled to take place online April 9-10. Pharis and Jason Romero lead the nominees with six for their gorgeous album, Bet on ...
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Derek Andrews talks to Elaine Bomberry about Rez Blues and ...

Elaine Bomberry deserves to be much more widely known among Canadian roots music fans, and we here at Roots Music Canada will do everything we can to shout from the rooftops about how great she is. On April 3, 1993, ...
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Al Qahwa Ensemble – ‘The Rain (Il Matar)’ (single and ...

Toronto world music supergroup Al Qahwa Ensemble is releasing its second single and accompanying video “The Rain (Il Matar)” tomorrow, and we’re super thrilled to premiere it here today on Roots Music Canada. The song is from the ensemble’s upcoming ...
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Watch Ryland Moranz soar in new video for ‘If I ...

In spite of the many disruptions the pandemic has caused for musicians and concert-goers alike, it has at the same time provided an opportunity to slow down and step away from the frenetic pace of life. That space to venture ...
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Things we’re loving: Sina Bathaie’s latest releases

Toronto-based composer and santur player Sina Bathaie began his unique musical journey at the age of seven, studying santur with his father, Master Javad Bathaie, and learning Persian classical repertoire on the oud. He would go on to study composition ...