Sunday, May 16, 2021
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...
Mario Adnet Paulo Jobim: Jobim Orchestra & Guests

Mario Adnet & Paulo Jobim Present Jobim at 90 With: Jobim – Orchestra &...

There can be no doubt that Antonio Carlos Jobim is one of the most important cultural figures in Brasil, an icon even among other...
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...

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...

Paula Jeanine Bennett: In Whom The Heart Is Free To Roam

Conventional science maintains that the Human Body comprises 60% water with 73% of the brain and heart alone being water. Certainly not the artist,...

The Enduring Magic of Guinga

To speak of Guinga without a litany of praise would be almost sacrilegious and blasphemous. The musician and composer from Rio may be counted...
David Buchbinder - Odessa-Havana Project

The Toronto Sound: David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana

April 7, 2018 - Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory - Toronto When you have Maestro Hilario Durán involved in a project you can be assured...

Laura Pausini World Tour 2016

Touched Down In Brampton - Powerade Centre - July 26, 2016 Simili - Similares Through a series of connections made in far away places I came...
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...
The Exhilaration of Terry Riley

The Exhilaration of Terry Riley

The nine hundred and fourth at Toronto’s Koerner Hall happened on the eve of one of the coldest (and snowiest) days in Canada. But...

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...
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...
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...

Christmas Music 0 to 2013: A Word to the Wise

At one time, for a rather long period of time, most Christmas music consisted first of music that was liturgical. Although the earliest known Christmas music to become somewhat widely sung predates the 13th Century, when St. Francis of Assisi is credited with “inventing” the Christmas Carol...
Tcha Limberger Trio with Mozes Rosenberg

Tcha Limberger: From Bruges and Foix to the World

It is important to acknowledge the genius of Tcha Limberger in the context of his being a musical – perhaps, an all-around – polymath...
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...
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 of the...

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,...
The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach: A Masterpiece Revisited

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach: A Masterpiece Revisited

The second edition of André Pirro’s 1907 classic, L’Esthétique de Jean-Sébastien Bach – The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach – translated by Joe Armstrong...
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...

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