Tag: World Music

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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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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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The Rogue Folk Club adds a Ukrainian music concert by ...

Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club has responded to the war on Ukraine by adding another concert to its calendar this month – by west coast Ukrainian music ensemble Zeellia. The show takes place March 25 at 8 p.m. PT.  Tickets for ...
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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 ...
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Moshe Denberg of Tzimmes reflects on the band’s new album ...

The Road Never Travelled – which commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Vancouver-based Jewish music ensemble Tzimmes – is a joyous musical odyssey and celebration of Jewish music from around the globe. Band leader and founder Moshe Denburg explores the ...
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Juno nominated Arabic singer Maryem Tollar is your Green candidate ...

For fans of world music in Canada, Maryem Tollar is practically a household name. She has sung lead for platinum-selling artist Jesse Cook on songs such as “Beyond Borders” and “Quadduka L Mayyas.” She was the vocalist on the theme ...
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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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Valentine’s Day will see the premiere of a new tango ...

Is it possible to create a new tango ballet while trapped in a small room during the COVID-19 lockdown? “We couldn’t leave our apartment in Buenos Aires,” remembered Alexander Richardson, choreographer of the London, ON-based PointeTango dance company.  Alexander and ...
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Sultans of String is holding an interactive livestreamed concert for ...

Once again, multi-award winning Canadian band Sultans of String will Zoom into audiences’ homes to help them pass the time through the continued COVID-19-related restrictions we’re all facing — this time with a live virtual concert this tomorrow, Jan. 23! ...
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Sultans of String’s ‘Refuge’ is raising awareness of the world’s ...

For their latest release, Canadian world music collective Sultans of String set out to raise awareness of the nearly 26 million refugees currently stateless and away from their homes in a project centred around the positive contributions of new immigrants. ...