Tag: Toronto

Concert review

Titans of Toronto Reggae – Mar. 2 at the Opera ...

In the late 60s, thanks to the addition of a provision to the Immigration Act by Mr. Trudeau senior, Jamaican-born workers and professionals who had already emigrated to Toronto were able to invite their families to join them in Canada. ...
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Còig kicks off a massive tour tomorrow at Vancouver’s Rogue ...

Chance’s are good you’re familiar with Còig. The Cape Breton quartet has earned an impressive list of credits for their recordings, including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Juno Award nomination and multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova ...
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Steven Bowers – “Bad Friend” (video)

Newfoundland-born Steven Bowers earned an East Coast Music Award nomination folk Folk Recording of the Year back in 2008, along with several Music Nova Scotia Award nods, and since then, he’s managed to get his music featured in a few ...
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Sheila Soares releases debut album, All There Is, and shares ...

Toronto-based singer and songwriter Sheila Soares, whose sound explores the connections between jazz, blues, soul and folk, makes an indelible impression with All There Is, her first collection of original material. Produced by Eric St-Laurent — who also plays guitar ...
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Farnaz Ohadi’s Persian flamenco will be one of your favourite ...

Tehran-born and now Vancouver-based artist Farnaz Ohadi is about to showcase her CFMA-nominated debut album Bird Dance for the first time outside of British Columbia. With the Bird Dance tour, Farnaz arrives on the national scene with a spellbinding story to ...
Concert review

How Winterfolk XVII helped Paul Corby get through another winter ...

A rousing carousel of song spun everything from simple roots folk to visceral blues scorchers past an audience of musical tourists this past weekend on the upper east bank of Toronto’s Don River. For the seventeenth consecutive year, the Winterfolk ...

Romani Jazz

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 8:30PM Romani Jazz Advance $25 | Door $30 * Inspired by gypsy roots, Romani Jazz seamlessly blends the traditional folk melodies of the  “Roma” people with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz to produce a unique , fusion acoustic experience. The ...

Don Ross: Louder Than Usual

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 8:30PM Don Ross: Louder Than Usual Advance $45.00 / Door: $50.00 Canadian guitar legend, Don Ross, has been touring internationally for the last 30 years, bringing his trademark groove-based style to audiences in Canada, the ...

MOXIE

Monday, February 11, 2019 MOXIE Advance $15 / Door $20 * MOXIE is the music of a new era, where fluidity, cross-pollination, and innovation are the future and salvation of Irish music. -The Irish Examiner After a year of hibernation below surface ...
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Vissia, Debbie Adshade, Joe Nolan, and Missy Bauman

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox.  There was so much this month, we had to give him a bonus column to feature it ...