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. 

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

"2017 TELEVISION AWARD”.

EPISODES - Season 1

We are proud to announce the launch of the second season of

THE SOUNDS OF CANADA SERIES

EPISODES - Season 2

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  • Polish musical instruments

    There is a huge variety of musical instruments in Polish musical culture. Some of these music instruments' names are as bizarre as their sounds are unique. Ligawka, Hurdy-Gurdy, Cart Rattle, Devil’s Fiddle, Burczybas,…

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  • Chanting

    The first people who settled in Canada, the First Nations, have their own unique musical traditions. One of them is producing melodic sounds with their voices accompanied with a variety of musical instruments.…

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  • The American Rogues at Dickens of Christmas

    It is going to be the first year for the American Rogues to perform at the event “Dickens of Christmas”. This Victorian holiday extravaganza is held annually in Chestertown, MD. For 3 days,…

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  • The First Nightingale Music Festival

    We are thrilled to let you know that Mira Solovianenko, a famous Ukrainian soprano singer, was invited to perform at The First Nightingale Music Festival on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. This Gala Concert…

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  • Niagara Celtic Festival

    This is going to be the American Rogues’ second year performing at Niagara Celtic Festival, which will be held on the 15th and 16th of September in Burt, NY. The band will perform…

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  • Toronto Ukrainian Festival

    Toronto’s Ukrainian community would like to invite everybody to a three-day Ukrainian festival, which will be held on Bloor Street West (between Jane Street and Runnymede Road), Toronto. The festival will start on…

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  • Nagata Shachu’s concert

    We are excited to invite everyone to Nagata Shachu’s full concert at L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. The concert will start at 8:00 PM on October 26th. The group will present…

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  • What is your favourite woodwind instrument?

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  • Sarasvati vina

    The Saraswati veena or Sarasvati vina (Sanskrit: सरस्वती वीणा) is an Indian plucked string instrument. It is the most frequently used and the most important solo instrument in Carnatic Indian classical music. This…

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  • Nuit Blanche Toronto

    We are excited to let you know that Japanese drum group Nagata Shachu was invited to perform at Nuit Blanche Toronto on September 29th from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM and from 11:00…

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  • Jaana Ensemble

    Jaana Ensemble, famous Persian band led by Mahsa Golmakani, was formed in Toronto, ON in 2017, since then the band has been actively performing at various festivals and private events. The band plays…

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  • Portuguese Sounds of Canada | Season 2

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  • Polish Sounds of Canada | Season 2

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  • Sitar

    The sitar (Sanskrit: सितार) is a plucked stringed instrument mostly used in Hindustani classical music. The instrument is named after a Persian instrument called the setar, which means three strings. The sitar, as…

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  • Yiddish Glory. The lost songs of World War II

    Just a reminder that Show One Productions with The Ashkenaz Festival and University of Toronto present Yiddish Glory tonight at 7:30 PM. The concert is held at Koerner Hall (273 Bloor St W,…

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  • Happy Independence Day of Ukraine!

    Independence Day of Ukraine is a statutory holiday in Ukraine. It is celebrated every year on August 24th since 1991 and commemorates the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine. The celebrations (concerts, kids’ activities,…

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  • Tamil Fest 2018

    Tamil Fest 2018, the largest Tamil street festival outside of India, will be held this weekend, on the 25th and 26th of August, in Toronto. This is a unique festival of a traditional…

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  • Marwan Khoury is coming to Toronto

    Marwan Khoury, famous singer, writer, composer and music arranger, who is one of the most respected Lebanese and Arab artists, will be performing on October 26th at the Hammerson Hall of Living Arts…

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  • Nagata Shachu

    We are thrilled to let you know Nagata Shachu, a Toronto-based group, which performs on the taiko (Japanese drum), has been invited to perform at Japan Festival CANADA 2018. The festival promotes Japanese…

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  • Japan Festival CANADA 2018

    We would like to remind you that this weekend (August 25th and 26th) Nagata Shachu, a Toronto-based Japanese group, will perform from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Japan Festival CANADA 2018. Nagata…

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  • Happy Saint Stephen’s Day!

    Today, on August 20th, Hungarians celebrate Saint Stephen’s Day, which commemorates the foundation of Hungary. Stephen I, also known as King Saint Stephen, was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarians (between 997…

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  • Taste of Manila

    Just a reminder that the festival Taste of Manila will be held in Toronto, on Bathurst street, on August 18th and 19th. There will be lots of delicious Filipino food, fun-filled entertainment, such…

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  • Mississauga ItalFEST

    We are happy to remind you that Mississauga ItalFEST is held this weekend in Mississauga, ON. There will be numerous exciting activities, such as pizza making workshop, watermelon and pasta eating contest, cooking…

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  • Poll: What is your favourite chordophone?

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  • Yiddish Glory Concert

    Yiddish Glory is a program written by Jewish composers during the World War II in the Soviet Union. As Stalin arrested researchers, who were collecting the songs, it was believed that the works…

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  • Indian music

    There are two major traditions of Indian classical music – Hindustani music of North India and Karnatak music of South India. Both traditions use the system of ragas for melody construction and tala…

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  • Summit Music Festival

    Julian Milkis, a famous clarinet player, accompanied by a pianist Vadim Monastyrski, recently performed at the Summit Music Festival in Purchase, NY. As usual, the concert was a great success! Musicians performed the…

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  • Poll – What is your native language?

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  • Ney

    The ney (Arabic ناي‎) is a flute, a woodwind musical instrument, which is mostly used by the peoples of the Caucasus, Western and Central Asia. The ney is one of the oldest musical…

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  • India Food Festival

    Just a reminder that this Sunday, August 5th, the Taste of India Food Festival is held on Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. This is a free annual event with mouth-watering Indian food, live…

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  • Vietnam Essence of Yesteryear 10

    This Saturday, August 4th, Tre Viet Performing Arts Group from Toronto, Ontario will perform at the Show and Conference “Vietnam Essence of Yesteryear 10”, a Vietnamese traditional music concert, at the Shorecrest Performing…

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  • “Milena Kunis” by Partida

    Great news for all fans of Partida! As was promised, the band has recently released an incredible music video for their song “Milena Kunis”. To watch a full video, please visit their Facebook…

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  • Japanese Sounds of Canada | Season 2

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  • Persian Sounds of Canada | Season 2

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  • The Panorama with Mira Solovianenko

    We are thrilled to inform you that Mira Solovianenko, heroine of Ukrainian Sounds of Canada, was recently interviewed by Joel Recla, the host of The Panorama, a popular weekly show on Filipino TV (FTV).…

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  • Upcoming music video “Araw-Araw”

    We are pleased to let you know that Partida is working on a new music video for their newest original song "Araw-Araw", according to Filbert Wong, guitarist. For more info, visit their Facebook…

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  • Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

    This is going to be American Rogues’ sixth year in a row performing at Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke. The festival is held annually in mid-August in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The dates…

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  • Taste of India Food Festival

    The Taste of India Food Festival is a free event held annually on Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Mouth-watering Indian food, live performances, and much more! All food vendors are expected to have…

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  • FAMA 2018

    Just a reminder that the first day of the Festival of Arabic Music and Arts “FAMA 2018” is October 26th. The festival will run until the 11th of November. Unfortunately, Early Bird Privilege Passes…

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  • Interesting Fact about Partida

    Did you know that Partida’s lead vocalist is a former vocalist of an Indie band from the Philippines? His band, Neruda, has performed all over the Philippines, appeared on MTV Philippines in shows…

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  • Mira Solovianenko’s upcoming concert

    Honored Artist of Ukraine Mira Solovianenko is happy to invite everyone to a concert “Sestra, sestra – teplo kostra” (“Sister, Sister - heat of the fire”). The concert will take place at the…

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  • Ratha-Yatra on the 14th and 15th of July

    Just a reminder that the 46th Annual Festival of India, also know as Ratha-Yatra, will be held on Toronto Centre Island this upcoming weekend. Everyone is welcome to join. The admission is free.

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  • Russian folk music

    Russian folk music is an integral part of Russian folk culture. As music instruments for a long period were suppressed in Russia (Tsar Alexis I of Russia banned the use of all musical…

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  • American Rogues in Nashville, TN

    We are thrilled to announce that the American Rogues will be in Nashville, TN in September, 2018. The band was invited to perform at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games this year. The event…

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  • Hungarian folk music

    Hungarian folk music originated from the music of Asia, where the Finno-Ugric ancestors came from, and the music of the Slavic tribes. There are also influences of Gypsy music and, to a lesser…

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  • Partida’s full-length album

    We are happy to announce that Partida is releasing a full-length album in a month. This album will be available via Apple Music / Spotify. For more information, please visit their Facebook page:…

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  • Festival of India

    We are thrilled to announce that the 46th Annual Festival of India, also known as Ratha-Yatra, will be held on the 14th and 15th of July on Toronto Centre Island. The festival will…

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  • Canada Day celebrations

    Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday in Canada. The celebrations take place across the country, as well as in other countries, where Canadians living abroad are. Parades, festivals, air and maritime shows,…

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  • O Canada

    The Canadian anthem was performed by an orchestra conducted by Joseph Vézina on June 24th, 1880 in Quebec for the first time. Then the anthem was in French and was called Chant National…

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  • Canada Day / Fête du Canada

    Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of the Constitution Act's entry into force on July 1, 1867 (formerly known as The British North America Act, 1867). The Act was created to unite three separate…

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  • Canadian Multiculturalism Day

    June 27th is a Canadian Multiculturalism Day, celebrated annually since 2002. Canadian Multiculturalism Day celebrates our diversity, equality and mutual respect. This day is a great opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Canadians…

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  • Taste of Manila

    Dreaming of a vacation? This hot summer vacation is coming to you! Right around the corner in Toronto, on Bathurst street, magnificent beaches of the Philippines, delicious Filipino food, fun-filled entertainment and world-renowned…

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  • The American Rogues at the Greater Moncton Highland Games

    The American Rogues just came back from their trip to Moncton, NB, where they performed at the 12th Annual Moncton Highland Games and Scottish Festival. This event included highland dance, pipes and drums,…

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  • Guess The Language

    Guess The Language Quiz.

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  • Arabic Musical Instruments – Buzuq

    The buzuq (Arabic: بزق‎) is a long-necked fretted lute related to the Greek bouzouki and Turkish saz. The word buzuq comes from the Turkish language and literally means 'burnt head' or 'uprooted.' The…

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