Sounds of Canada

is a unique project, where individuals and bands representing almost all ethnic and national groups in Canada will be, for the first time, given an opportunity to perform their favourite music. 

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EPISODES - Season 2

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association honoured the "Sounds of Canada" series with the


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  • Nagata Shachu

    NAGATA SHACHU is a Toronto-based, world-renowned Japanese taiko group. It has enthralled audiences all over the globe with its mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances of the Japanese drums (taiko). While rooted in the folk…

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  • American Rogues

    The AMERICAN ROGUES is a world-renowned Celtic band that brings an energetic show no matter where they perform. First-class musicians delight audiences with their cross-over music that includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, ballads, originals,…

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  • American Rogues and Nagata Shachu

    World-renowned Celtic band AMERICAN ROGUES and Japanese taiko group NAGATA SHACHU will be performing at the Dragon and the Rising Star on Saturday, November 19th at 7:00PM. Tickets are available online.

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  • AfroFest

    North America’s largest free African Music festival is back to Toronto this year, celebrating its 34 years in the city. Afrofest will be held from July 8 to 10 at Woodbine Park. There…

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  • Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade

    The Grand Parade will be held from 10 AM to 6 PM on July 30. The Parade is free to watch along Lake Shore Boulevard and there’s also an option to purchase tickets…

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  • Beaches Jazz Festival

    The Beaches Jazz Festival, Canada’s largest free festival, is celebrating its 34th year in Toronto! The Festival will take place across a number of venues and stage concerts along a two-kilometre stretch of…

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  • TD Salsa on St. Claire

    Don’t miss this year’s Latino-themed festival in Toronto! TD Salsa festival is set to run on July 9 and 10 on St. Clair Avenue between Winona Road and Christie Street. The Salsa festival…

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  • TD Toronto Jazz Festival

    TD Jazz Festival is finally back this year, marking its 35th anniversary. From June 24 to July 3, over 160 live concerts will be held in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. There will be both,…

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  • Music Instrument Quiz

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  • Taste the Diversity

    What are the benefits of a banana peel? Why were pyramids builders paid with a coriander beer instead of money? Why are vampires afraid of garlic? Why did Ukrainian unmarried girls eat dumplings…

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  • Crazy Canuck Collections

    Have you already had a chance to watch the documentary series “Crazy Canuck Collections”? Each of the 10 episodes is about an unusual collection, and the person behind it. On Crazy Canuck Collections’…

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  • ECG Productions’ YouTube Channel

    Watch Sounds of Canada on YouTube now! Subscribe and don’t miss a single episode anymore! The link to ECG Productions’ channel on YouTube is below: ECG Productions’ YouTube Channel

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  • Town of Aurora Concert Series

    The American Rogues will be on stage on Thursday, October 7th, in Aurora, ON. This is their second time performing at the Colours of Fall Concert. Due to the limited capacity, residents must…

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  • Olympic Hymn

    Did you know that the Olympic Hymn, also known as the Olympic Anthem, was performed for the first time in 1896 at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece? The choral cantata of the…

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    Great news for all the fans of the American Rogues! The band will be performing at the FESTIVAL des TRADITIONS du MONDE on Sunday, August 15th. This is their 9th year in a…

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  • Banjo

    A banjo is a stringed instrument with a thin membrane, made of plastic or animal skin, stretched over a frame to form a resonator. It was originally used in African-American traditional music and…

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  • Interesting Facts

    Flutes made of bones that date back 7,000 to 9,000 years were found in the Jiahu site of Central Henan province of China. A new category of musical instruments, electrophones or electronic instruments,…

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  • Tin Whistle

    A Tin Whistle is a Celtic woodwind instrument with six holes. It’s one of the simplest of musical instruments, in physical terms. The first mass-production of tin whistles was set up in the…

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  • The American Rogues’ new album

    Great news for all American Rogues’ fans! The band is currently working on a music video in support of their new album “The Hammer”. Stay tuned for more updates!

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  • Christmas Quiz

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  • Quiz «Classical Music”

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  • Musica Al Dente

    Musica Al Dente, a classical music festival, will present a concert dedicated to the memory of the composer Giya Kancheli on October 2nd, 2020. The event will take place in Moscow, Russia. The…

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  • Volynka

    Volynka is an ancient Ukrainian bagpipe. This music instrument was named after the region Volyn in Ukraine. Volynka consists of a goat skin air reservoir and metal or wooden pipes. There are two…

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  • Gudok

    Gudok, also known as gudochek, is an ancient Slavic 3-string music instrument. It’s a bowl-like lyre, played with a bow. Unfortunately, there is no authentic Russian gudok nowadays. All present instruments are replicas,…

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  • Evening with Celtic artists

    The American Rogues are back on the stage! The famous Celtic band will be performing this coming Saturday at Stone Crop Acres Winery and Vineyard in Morrisburg, ON. The tickets for the “Evening…

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  • Amália Rodrigues

    Amália Rodrigues, also known as Rainha do Fado (“Queen of Fado"), was a popular Portuguese fado singer. She was born on the 1st of July, 1920 in Lisbon, Portugal. During her career, she…

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  • Top 5 classic Portuguese songs

    Uma Casa Portuguesa by Amalia. The song conveys an atmosphere of modesty, warmth, and love felt within a Portuguese home. Ai Se Ele Cai by Xutos e Pontapés. The band is so popular…

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  • Sounds of Quebec

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that Sounds of Quebec has won at this month’s Music Video Underground Festival in the Best Documentary category. Congratulations to the Sounds of Canada team!…

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  • Cegléd Jug

    Cegléd water jug is a 7-9 litre metal container for water, used as a musical instrument in Romani folk music of Hungary. This jug was first manufactured by a János Rónay in Cegléd…

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  • Game of Thrones theme – American Rogues Quarantine Edition

    Have you already checked out the Game of Thrones theme song by the American Rogues? The famous band presented a video back in May. These talented musicians performed a popular theme song, composed…

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  • International Music Festival in Ukraine

    Happy concert anniversary to Julian Milkis and Polina Osetinskaya, who performed at the International music festival in Odesa, Ukraine a year ago! The concert which featured Giya Kanceli’s famous works was a great…

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  • Opera Collaboration

    Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nightingale Music Festival, and gorgeous Mira Solovianenko keep surprising their audience. This time they presented the product of an international artistic collaboration. Please click below to enjoy…

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  • Trembita

    Trembita, also known as alpine horn, is a wind folk music instrument, found mainly in the Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine. Its sound is strong and can be heard over 10 kilometers, so it often…

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  • Kobza

    Kobza is an ancient Ukrainian string instrument, which belongs to the lute family. Ukrainian musicians played on kobzas since the 11th century, although this music instrument became popular only in the 16th century,…

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  • Bodhran

    Bodhran is a drum, originated in south-west Ireland in the 18th century. It was popular among mummers, or wren boys, as it was made from farm implements. Due to its popularity in 1960s,…

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  • Dung Kar

    A dung kar (dung-kar) is a Tibetan conch shell trumpet, which makes a warmer, deeper tone comparing to a gyaling. The dung kar is usually played during peaceful religious practices. It is also…

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  • Tartan Day

    Nelson Stewart, a leader of a famous Canadian-Celtic band American Rogues, shared a video of the band performing with a Scottish actor Kevin McKidd (Rome, Grey’s Anatomy, Dog Soldiers, etc.) at National Tartan…

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  • Gyaling

    The gyaling is a Tibetan reed musical instrument. The name of this instrument means “Indian trumpet” and it is very similar to an oboe. The gyaling is a ritual musical instrument, which is…

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  • Shooting Korean Sounds of Canada

    In early March, our crew shot the last two scenes for the Korean Sounds of Canada project. The first day, we went to the Korean Dance Studies Society of Canada, where artists played…

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  • Schlachtfest 2020

    Do not miss a fabulous meal and dance the night away to the energetic music of the Golden Keys. Schlachtfest will be held on the 28th of March at the Schweben Club in…

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  • Nagata Shachu & Esprit Orchestra

    Nagata Shachu together with the Esprit Orchestra will be performing Maki Ishii’s seminal work for taiko and orchestra, Mono-Prism, 1976. Do not forget to get your tickets to this incredible concert! It will…

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  • Caribana Boat Party

    Cannot wait for the summer? We have great news! Famous Caribana boat party will be on Friday, July 31st. Get your tickets to Toronto’s biggest Caribana boat party now and join thousands of…

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  • Annual Hunters Jagerball

    The Golden Keys invite you to join them at the Annual Hunters Jogerball, which will be held this Saturday, March 7th. The event will take place at the German Canadian Club Hansa in…

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  • Grundungsfest

    The Golden Keys, a famous German-Canadian band, invite you to join them at the Grundungsfest, the Schwaben Club’s 89th Anniversary. The event will be held in Kitchener this weekend, on February 29th and…

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  • Partida’s new album

    Seven years in the making and Partida’s new album is finally out! To get the album, please click on the link below: Enjoy!

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  • Eventide by Partida

    Great news for all fans of this Canadian-Filipino band! After 7 years, Partida is releasing their new album! “Eventide” will be out in all music streaming platforms soon! For more information, please follow…

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  • Kabosy

    The kabosy is a box-shaped wooden guitar. It has four to six strings, staggered frets, many of which do not even cross the entire fretboard, and is generally tuned to an open chord.…

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  • The American Rogues’ upcoming concert

    The American Rogues performed so well at the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls in 2019 that they’ve been invited back to play at this great place. The concert will be held on…

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  • Schlachtfest

    The Golden Keys invite you to join them for a fabulous meal and then dance the night away to their energetic music. Save the date! Schlachtfest will be held on the 28th of…

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  • Live in the Hammer

    Nelson Stewart, the leader of a famous Celtic band the American Rogues, shared a video on Facebook of the band performing at the 5th annual “Steeltown Meltdown at the Corktown”. While performing, the…

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  • Jagertanz

    Was your weekend as good as Golden Keys’? The band had a striking performance at the Continental Austrian Club in Burlington, ON this past Saturday. Guests, who joined a Fantastic evening of fun,…

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  • Partida’s upcoming performance

    Do not forget that Partida, one of the best Filipino-Canadian bands, will be performing at the quarterly celebration of OPM at Lee’s Place, 529 Bloor St W, Toronto. This event will be held…

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  • Parkapzuk

    The parkapzuk (Armenian: Պարկապզուկ) is an Armenian droneless, horn-belled bagpipe. The instrument’s “bag” differs in size, depending on a player’s preference, and is made of gutted and hardened sheep or lamb skin. The…

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  • Rölmo

    Rölmo (rol-mo), also known as buk chöl (sbug-chol) or bup chal (sbub-chal), is a Tibetan hemispherical brass cymbals that provide rhythm and structure to the group chants. They look like large knobs with…

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  • Tibetan music

    Tibet has its own sacred and religious music in which such music instruments as bamboo flutes, conch shells, cymbals, hand drums, bells, oboe-like flageolets, etc. are used. Tibetans believe that their musical instruments…

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