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The Loneliness of the Indigenous Musician

The Loneliness of the Indigenous Musician

The Canadian calendar – just like those in the US and Europe and like the Holy Roman Empire – is full of holidays celebrating...

L’Afrique avant tout: Se souvenir du 31ème Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

Memories are apparently rampant especially in Montréal, Quebec. After all every licence plate on a motorcar contains a registration number and the words “Québec…...

Berta Rojas – The Enigma of Arrival

I rarely conduct interviews using email and don’t really like doing them over the telephone either. In my view, the talking and listening –...
Barbara Hannigan - An Evening with the Empress of Song

Barbara Hannigan: An Evening with the Empress of Song

Two years ago I saw Barbara Hannigan perform György Ligeti’s Mystères du Macabre dressed in a schoolgirl’s kilt, chewing bubblegum. The orchestra was Sinfónica...

Snarky Puppy: Family Dinner Volume Two

This is an exceptional realisation of the roots of what Snarky Puppy is all about. Forget the connotations of the name. Forget the fact...

Tcha Limberger: Gypsy In The Footsteps Of Béla Bartók

The hair of the bow gently caresses the string, catching an "A" high on the upper register. Then, in a series of sweeping glissandos,...

Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble in Toronto

Under One Sun - Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble Master percussionist Jamey Haddad, who collaborates regularly with singer-songwriter Paul Simon, composer Elliot Goldenthal, and saxophonist Joe...

Daniel Santiago: Two Adventure Music Releases

Daniel Santiago has the rare distinction of being popular with audiences and critics and he comes from a long and deep tradition of Brasilian...
Lenka Lichtenberg: Masaryk

Lenka Lichtenberg: Masaryk

The tumultuous and traumatic history of both the Jewish Diaspora and the history of the Czech Republic have always come together in the profoundly...
New Canadian Global Music Orchestra - Koerner Hall - Toronto - June 2, 2017 01

The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra Debut at Koerner Hall

The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, recently created by The Royal Conservatory of Toronto and masterminded by its Executive Director, Performing Art, Mervon Mehta,...
The Spirit and Vocalastics of Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

The Spirit and Vocalastics of Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

The unvarnished beauty that ensues when art and science meet and then go hand in hand is sometimes expressed via the magisterium...
All Rivers at Once by The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative

All Rivers at Once by The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative

The poem, All Rivers at Once written by Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, is the inspiration for the performance of the Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative...
Festival Nuits D'Afrique 2017 - 31st edition

With Love From Africa: 31st Festival International Nuits d’Afrique, 2017

“Aimez-moi comme un beau rêve, votre vie la nuit, mon espoir le jour, comme une pièce d’argent sur terre ne m’en sépare, et pour le grand voyage fidèle compagne; comme la...
Tangi Ropars: Moskitto’s Here to Stay

Tangi Ropars: Moskitto’s Here to Stay

Tangi Ropars is one of three Moskittos who you won’t be able to make go away, much less swat. He comes from hardy stock...

Richard Bennett: Pianism and Music

I first heard of Richard Bennett when I received a link to his then “new” album, New York Swara. On it he re-imagined the...

Joanna Wallfisch: Journey Of The Heart

North American listeners have been introduced to the music of the British-born multi-instrumentalist, writer and vocalist, Joanna Wallfisch. She has regaled her audiences from...
Dagar Dynasty: The Mysticism of Dagar “Vani” Dhrupad

Dagar Dynasty: The Mysticism of Dagar “Vani” Dhrupad

Through the millennia prophets, mystics, poets, painters and musicians have heard a voice in the silence of the heart, which is, of course the...
Angela Hewitt: At the Heart of Bach’s Keyboard

Angela Hewitt: At the Heart of Bach

As long as musicians such as Keith Jarrett play and record Johann Sebastian Bach’s most frequently performed keyboard (harpsichord) works on the harpsichord there...
Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro by Clara_Angeleas

Anat Cohen: Música da Paz e Alegria

Anat Cohen Presents Two New Albums: "Rosa Dos Ventos" and "Outra Coisa" (The Music of Moacir Santos) Montanha, Cristiano Alves, Nailor Proveta, Buosi and Burgani;...
Eve A. Ma: When Afro-Peruvian Rhythms Beckon

Eve A Ma: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms Beckon

If you are an ethnomusicologist on a quest to study a particular style of music you deep-dive. But every deep-dive demands that you must...

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