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Go big and stay home: Alex Cuba announces release of ...

Award winning Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba is set to release a new album, Mendó, on May 21. “Go big or go home” might be the driving philosophy behind this record, as the decorated Cuban-Canadian musician collaborates with some of Latin music’s ...
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‘Music is music’: Watch the Toronto Tabla Ensemble’s new video ...

  Fresh off their most recent release, Unexpected Guests, the Toronto Tabla Ensemble continue to blend musical traditions with their new video for “Maryem’s Here.” The sounds are as diverse as the images, as taiko drummers, violinists and tabla players ...
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Glenn Chatten serves up Yukon gold in upcoming release, Baked ...

Whitehorse-based singer-songwriter Glenn Chatten releases his seventh album, Baked Café, on May 7 — a tapestry of heartfelt folksy tunes, skillful blues licks and poetic lyrics, tied together by Glenn’s signature finger-picking style.  The soundscapes evoke a sense of openness, ...
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Chris Ronald’s ‘City Girl’ offers a light in the dark

  “How about stepping off this bus / while the world still holds beautiful things?” Chris Ronald sings in his new release, “City Girl.” Its the first taste of the Vancouver-based artist’s upcoming album, Light & Dark, which comes out ...
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Dan Mangan’s new video casts ‘Lay Low’ in a new ...

Dan Mangan released a new video for his 2018 song “Lay Low” on April 21. The video — shot over the span of a year by director Deryn Robson — follows two-year old Auggie (Deryn’s son) as he reckons with ...
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Kele Fleming calls out society’s addiction to tech with “Compassion ...

Is the world getting to you? Are you longing for more connection? Do you relate more to social media versus social interface? If the answer is “yes,” grab your preferred device, cut through the chaos, and tune into Canadian singer-songwriter ...
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Saskatoon singer-songwriter Paul Kuzbik gets introspective on ‘Diamonds’

It’s been a year since folk singer-songwriter Paul Kuzbik released his breakthrough debut, Still Love, and now he’s back with a taste of his next album with the release of his single and video “Diamonds.” Soft, warm, and emotional, “Diamonds” ...
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Here are the nominees for the 2021 CMW Indie Awards

For 20 years now, Canadian Music Week has staged its own Independent Music Awards as part of its annual conference and festival. There are no awards for roots and world music and no appreciable focus on it, but many roots ...
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Celeigh Cardinal covers the Tragically Hip in honour of Gord’s ...

Chances are you’ve seen that Scotiabank commercial that ends with a female voice singing the chorus of the Tragically Hip’s “Ahead by a Century.” What you might not know is that the female voice belongs to Edmonton artist Celeigh Cardinal, ...
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We featured Frank Patrick’s ‘Mercy’ in the moose’s column… here’s ...

Frank Patrick, the Edmonton-born, Toronto-based adult contemporary musician, released this video for his emotionally-charged single, “Mercy,” which we featured earlier this year in the moose’s column.  We’ve got more about Frank and that song for you today, but first, if ...