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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 ...
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Adrian Sutherland (Midnight Shine) has a new single out in ...

  Adrian Sutherland has just released a brand new single, in advance of his debut solo album, which is due Sept. 17. “Right Here” is a song about always being there for the people that you love and care about, especially ...
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Don’t miss this streaming performance by Buffy Saint-Marie later today

The 2 Rivers Remix Society (@RMS) and VirtualFeast are presenting a special restream tonight of Buffy Saint-Marie’s “Backyard Session” – an intimate musical journey that she created exclusively for 2RMX in 2020. It takes place from 5 p.m. to 6 ...
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ICYMI: here are your 2021 ECMA winners in the ...

  Heather was away on holidays in mid-June, which just happened to be when two significant awards shows happened.  We brought you the winners of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Awards on Saturday.  The other big event that unfolded mid-month was ...
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Check out the winners of the first ever Summer Solstice ...

  The first ever Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards were given out this month at a ceremony June 12 as part of the annual Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival.  We’re a little late posting the winners here on Roots Music Canada ...
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Mark Perry – ‘Fish Boats’

Smithers has produced an almost embarrassing amount of talent for a town of just over 5,000 people. Dan Mangan, one of the most revered indie folk singers of the past decade or so, hails from the town, which is a ...
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Have a look and a listen to the new single ...

Two-time Juno nominee Suzie Ungerleider, a.k.a. the artist formerly known as Oh Susanna, has released a new single and accompanying video from her upcoming 10th studio album, My Name Is Suzie Ungerleider, due out on August 13. “As a person with the penchant for dark ...
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Geneviève Racette – ‘Maybe’ (video)

Geneviève Racette is releasing a brand new album called Satellite in 2022, and tomorrow, she will release the video for the first single, “Maybe.” We’re super stoked here at Roots Music Canada to be able to premiere it today. Directed ...