Tag: Indigenous

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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’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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Check out Amanda Rheaume’s new single, ‘All Sides of Me’

Juno nominee Amanda Rheaumes new album, The Spaces In Between, is set to be released on May 27, and she’s just released a new single for us to check out. “’All Sides Of Me’ is a song about vulnerability and ...
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JC Campbell shares ‘Walk In Love’ from upcoming EP Lately

Growing up with a father who sang the blues and a mother who loved classic soul and country, it seemed as if JC Campbell was predestined for a life making music. With three albums now under his belt, the Winnipeg-born ...
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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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Don’t miss this celebration of women artists featuring Tamar Ilana, ...

There is a fabulous free online concert coming up March 28 in honour of International Women’s Day featuring some incredible Toronto talent:  Latin jazz-pop vocalist Amanda Martinez, global flamenco artist Tamar Ilana, Juno nominated Arabic singing sensation Maryem Tollar, indie ...
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Songs for the Revolution: acknowledging folk alliances

I want to acknowledge that I am writing this article from unceded Algonquin Territory. Songs for the Revolution is a monthly column digging into folk culture, the music and what lies beneath.  This one is about the International Folk Alliance ...
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Nadjiwan pays tribute to Kelly Fraser with new version of ...

When Kelly Fraser released the song “Rebound Girl” in the summer of 2019, it marked a major creative step forward for the Juno-nominated, Nunavut-born singer and Inuit rights activist who first gained national attention through her Inuktitut-language interpretations of such ...
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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 ...