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Newcomer and emerging artists: Sunday is the deadline for the ...

Are you an emerging artist, a newcomer or a refugee? Are you working toward a full-time career in music in Canada? Are you situated in the general vicinity of Toronto? If so, hurry up and get in an application for ...
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Jean-Paul De Roover’s new EP does away with all that ...

Jean-Paul De Roover is not your typical singer-songwriter. Where most artists settle into a genre of music and gradually evolve and mature within that framework, Jean-Paul seems to thrive on reinventing himself. Jean-Paul – who is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, ...
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Celeigh Cardinal has a new single – a new version ...

Juno-winning singer-songwriter Celeigh Cardinal has another new single out. But the song itself is not new. Instead, Celeigh took a favourite from her debut album, Everything and Nothing at All, and re-recorded it with new instrumentation and, I’d say, a ...
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The Grammys are recognizing Alex Cuba’s fashion sense. And let’s ...

Alex Cuba has received plenty of recognition for his groundbreaking innovations on Cuban music, which have seen him strip back the rhythmic complexity of the music and mix in elements of pop, rock, folk and funk to create a soulful ...
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4 acts to check out at the Calgary Folk Music ...

Many festivals are holding online editions again this year, opting not to take chances with unpredictable public health guidelines. But the Calgary Folk Festival is holding an actual, in person festival – though not like previous years’ festivals, of course, ...
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3 Canadian acts to catch at the virtual Goderich Celtic ...

The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, which unfolds Aug. 6 and 7 this year, has opted to run with another virtual event, rather than trying to execute a smaller, physically distanced affair in person. So much the better for those of ...
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4 new songs from our favourites: Donovan Woods, Abigail ...

It can be tough to keep on top of all the new music coming out these days, even by artists we love. Social media is getting more crowded by the minute, and those Facebook algorithms make it hard to get ...
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Artists are launching a massive fundraiser to reboot the Ottawa ...

Photo: Catriona Sturton performs at the 2018 Ottawa Bluesfest. She is one of the artists performing during Ovation Ottawa. Photo by Scott Penner. The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition is getting ready to reboot its local music scene with a massive ...
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Inuit duo PIQSIQ and Finnish duo VILDÁ have teamed up ...

  Sisters Kayley Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Ayalik, the latter of Juno-winning ensemble Quantum Tangle, have been rapidly winning fans for their latest project, PIQSIQ, and this latest single is bound to add a few more. “Ovddos / Hivumuuniq,” released ...
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This week’s Weengushk International Film Festival has some great music ...

The Weengushk International Film Festival (WIFF) unfolds this week Thursday through Sunday, but the term “film festival” really doesn’t do justice to the range of art being presented.  There’s also lots of music! The festival brings together industry veterans and ...