Tag: Indigenous renaissance

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Julian Taylor reflects on the success of the Ridge as ...

It isn’t until you become a parent yourself that you gain insight into the worries and concerns your parents felt when you were growing up. As a teenager in Toronto, my parents most likely wondered who I was hanging around ...
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Listen to the 2022 Western Canadian Music Award nominees in ...

The Western Canadian Music Awards unveiled this year’s nominees last Tuesday. The awards will be handed out during the Breakout West conference and festival Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in Calgary. The annual event features daily industry panels, networking events, ...
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Morgan Toney is making a name for himself by combining ...

In the Mi’kmaq community of Nova Scotia there are songs built upon the strong foundation of the drum. You’ll also find the fiddle, which has been adapted from Celtic traditions over the years by the Mi’kmaq people. But for the ...
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Morgan Toney’s debut album is out now

Ishkodé Records has just released Morgan Toney’s much-anticipated debut album, First Flight, on all streaming platforms. In just a short time, fiddler and singer Morgan has invigorated both the Mi’kmaq and Atlantic music communities, bringing together fiery Cape Breton Island ...
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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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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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Dalannah’s latest single and video is a powerful ‘Look Ahead’

Canadian matriarch of the blues and veritable musical force of nature Dalannah takes an optimistic, introspective, and encouraging “Look Ahead” with her latest single and video. “This song is an invitation and a reminder for us all as ‘stewards of ...
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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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The North Sound – As the Stars Explode

As the Stars Explode, the second full-length album from The North Sound, brings 11 new songs (plus spoken word intro and outro) from Saskatchewan-based singer-songwriter Forrest Eaglespeaker.  Currently comprising Forrest and vocalist/partner Nevada Freistadt, The North Sound is an idea ...
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PIQSIQ returns with haunting album Taaqtuq Ubluriaq: Dark Star

PIQSIQ (pronounced “pilk-silk”) is back with Taaqtuq Ubluriaq: Dark Star, a tale told to a classic PIQSIQ soundscape. PIQSIQ guides listeners through the haunting story of Ubluriaq, a young woman who stretches the confines of her humanity through a strange encounter with The ...