Tag: Toronto

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Sarah Hiltz calmly reflects on Anger in Conversation with Corby

Calm Fury by Sarah Hiltz is a new concept album, a mirage of healing radiating reflections in the desert of hostility, a flashlight probing the catacombs of anger. It features the sounds of a lightly strummed electric guitar laying down ...
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2022 Juno nominee Donné Roberts celebrates community with ‘Seheno’

It’s a big, diverse world out there, and living in any supportive and caring community can help us thrive. Multi-award-winning Madagascar singer-songwriter Donné Roberts has experienced that nurturing feeling of community in his adoptive home of Toronto, and he represents ...
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Genevieve Racette – March 14 at the Dakota Tavern, Toronto

The moon in the sky is waxing, the snow hills on the boulevard are waning, and in downtown Toronto, starved music fans are coming back to the bars. Even on a Monday night, the Dakota Tavern was brimming with eager ...
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Soul-rockers Horojo Trio featuring JW-Jones ‘Set The Record’ with their ...

Award-winning soul-rocking rhythm and blues group Horojo Trio is ready to Set The Record with the release of its debut album — available April 1 via Stony Plain Records. The 11-track release includes the new single and video, “Hard As ...
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Lemon Bucket’s Mark & Marichka Marczyk are fighting for Ukraine ...

While her brother is in Lviv fighting the Russian invasion of Ukraine and his wife and children make Ukrainian flags as refugees in Poland, Marichka Marczyk is trying to concentrate on rehearsals. She and her husband, Mark, are currently in ...
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Trad ‘supergroup’ Vinta is releasing an EP every month!

During these days of the pandemic, there are artists who’ve recorded new albums and released a song a month leading up to the album’s official release. There are others who’ve recorded a new song a month not necessarily with the ...
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The latest on how folk/world music promoters across Canada are ...

Concert promoters across Canada are adapting events to fit COVID-19 protocols, but they are also operating through continued uncertainty as the Omicron variant becomes of increased concern. Like many concert organizers, the co-owner of Northern Lights Folk Club in Edmonton, ...
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Toronto venue and presenters’ survival strategies during COVID-19

As the festival director of the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, I have to connect with venue owners when scouting for locations for Winterfolk. Presenting live music is one way of building a clientele for their business. Music can draw ...
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Ronley Teper and the Lipliners’ new album is a multi-sensory ...

Toronto’s prismatic singer and composer Ronley Teper has recently beamed a high-spirited rainbow of sounds up into our ears with her welcome new release entitled Everyone Loves A Good Story. Her first studio recording in 10 years, it includes hues ...
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Friggin’ Arab Orchestra Company (FAOC) – “Beige Christmas” (video)

Toronto-based Arab-Canadian artists Maryem Tollar and Roula Said have a comedic and theatrical side project, which made an impression last year with a hilarious single called “Arab Ladies Sing Christmas Carols Written by Jews.” Now Friggin’ Arab Orchestra Company, or FAOC (Pronounced FOWK), is ...