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. 

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

THE SOUNDS OF CANADA SERIES

EPISODES - Season 3

Greek Sounds Preview

Korean Sounds Preview

Mexican Sounds Preview

Armenian Sounds Preview

Tibetan Sounds Preview

EPISODES - Season 2

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

"2017 TELEVISION AWARD”.

EPISODES - Season 1

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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: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/eventide-ep/1499179853 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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  • Duduk

    The duduk (Armenian: դուդուկ]) is an ancient Armenian double reed woodwind instrument, which existed since the fifth century. The instrument is played by two musicians. The first player plays the melody, while the…

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  • Gayageum

    The gayageum (also known as kayagum) is the best known traditional Korean string instrument. It usually has 12 strings and sounds like traditional Eurasian stringed instruments and the Appalachian banjo. The instrument is…

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  • Epigonion

    An epigonion (ἐπιγόνιον) was an ancient stringed instrument. It had forty strings and was similar to a harp or a psaltery. An epigonion was named after Epigonus of Ambracia, an inventor of the…

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  • Ring in 2020 with Golden Keys

    Hansa Haus, a Mississauga-based German Canadian Club, invites everyone to join them for their annual New Year’s Gala. Listening to a live performance and dancing to the Golden Keys, while enjoying delicious food,…

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  • The American Rogues at the Corktown

    The American Rogues will be performing at the 5th Steeltown Meltdown at the Corktown at 3:00PM on January 25th, 2020. The concert will be held at the Corktown pub, 175 Young St, Hamilton,…

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  • Christmas Magic

    Nightingale Music Festival presents a concert, art & fashion show Christmas Magic on Saturday, December 21st, at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at Trinity-St.Paul’s United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice…

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  • Golden Keys at Christkindl Market

    German-Canadian band Golden Keys performed last week at Christkindl Market in Kitchener. Their full-of-joy performance was a total success gathering a big audience. Kitchener City Hall has been home to Christkindl Market for…

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  • Taiko Returns

    We are happy to let you know that once again Nagata Shachu together with the Esprit Orchestra will be performing Maki Ishii’s seminal work for taiko and orchestra, Mono-Prism, 1976. The concert will…

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  • OPM Primetime

    We are thrilled to share some great news with you! Partida, one of the best Canadian-Filipino bands, will be performing at the quarterly celebration of OPM at Lee’s Place, 529 Bloor St W,…

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  • Maayan Band’s live concert at the ECG Studio

    On November 24th, members of the Maayan Band arrived at ECG studio to record seven songs. The film crew and musicians met in the studio early in the morning to have enough time…

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  • Filming an interview with Maayan Band for Sounds of Canada III

    On Sunday, November 17, our filming crew went to the town of Caledon to shoot rehearsals and interviews with members of the Maayan Band, which represents the Jewish musical tradition in the third…

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  • Golden Keys’ live concert

    The Golden Keys invite everyone to join them for an amazing party at the Dixie Curling Club, 3071 Palstan Rd, Mississauga, ON. This awesome German band will be performing live on Saturday, November…

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  • The best TV project of 2017

    It’s been two remarkable years and two more incredible seasons of Sounds of Canada series since Ethnic Channels Group received an award for Sounds of Canada - Season 1 as the best TV…

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  • Payadora Concert

    Payadora Tango Ensemble, one of Toronto’s most vibrant and sought-after tango acts, will be performing Argentinian & Uruguayan tango and folk music, and their original compositions at Aurora Cultural Centre on Friday, April…

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  • 2019 NEPMCC Awards Ceremony

    We are happy to share with you that an honoured artist of Ukraine, Canadian-Ukrainian singer Mira Solovianenko was invited to sing the Canadian National Anthem at the 2019 NEPMCC Awards Ceremony. NEPMCC Awards…

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  • Taiko X Turntables!

    Do not miss Nagata Shachu’s second concert of its 2019-2020 season, “Taiko X Turntables!” with DJ Yanase, which will be held on Saturday, March 28th, at Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto.…

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  • Fama 2019

    This year’s two-week annual celebration of Arabic music and arts in Canada, FAMA 2019, has come to an end. Many Canadian and international artists have performed in Toronto, Mississauga, Montreal and Halifax from…

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  • Hibiki by Nagata Shachu

    The new show “Hibiki” is being presented by the Japanese taiko group Nagata Shachu on Saturday, November 30, at Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto. This is the season-opening concert, so do…

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  • The Dragon & the Rising Sun

    We are pleased to share with you that Nagata Shachu and the American Rogues decided to continue working together! As a result - Their YouTube video of The Dragon & the Rising Sun…

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  • Serenade de la France

    Nightingale Music Festival presents a first-year anniversary concert “Serenade de la France”. The event will take place at the Trinity St Paul’s United Church in Toronto on October 27th. Famous arias from Carmen,…

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  • Payadora at Jazz Bistro

    An amazing concert will be held on October 6th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street, Toronto. Payadora, one of Toronto’s most vibrant tango ensembles, will perform an…

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  • In Memory of Giya Kancheli

    It was tremendously sad to hear that Giya Kancheli passed away today, October 2nd, 2019. Our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Kancheli’s family. The world will miss the presence of the truly…

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  • Okavango African Orchestra’s upcoming concert

    Okavango African Orchestra, winners of the 2017 JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year, will perform at Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd, Markham, on Friday, October 18, 2019. The…

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  • Serenade de la France

    The Nightingale Music Festival, one of the best series of classical concerts in Toronto, presents the “Serenade de la France” concert on October 27th in Toronto, ON. The concert will include arias and…

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  • KW Octoberfest 2019

    Join the Golden Keys band this year at the Kitchener-Waterloo Octoberfesthaus! The Golden Keys will be performing at their stage every night, engaging the audience with their high energy shows! Do not miss…

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  • Kensington Market Jazz Festival

    The famous contemporary chamber music ensemble Payadora will perform Argentinian-Uruguayan tango and folk music at the Kensington Market Jazz Festival on Friday, September 13th. The concert will be held at Cafe Pamenar, 307…

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  • Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs from the Holocaust

    Great Yiddish songs from the World War II and the Holocaust era will be performed at Richmond Hill Public Library, 1 Atkinson street, Richmond Hill, ON. The concert will be held at 7:00…

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  • Fire show for the Sounds of Canada project.

    On Sunday, August 25, the Augusta & Oxford streets intersection near Kensington Market in downtown Toronto was closed to traffic. This was done specifically for our film crew. That evening we were filming…

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  • Cool Waves Night at Whistle Bear Golf Club

    Tony Gouveia along with Eduardo Camara will be performing on September 13th at the Whistle Bear Golf Club, 1316 Dickie Settlement Rd, Cambridge, ON. Their famous Cool Waves Night with lots of Portuguese…

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  • Yiddish Glory. World War II.

    Great Yiddish songs from the World War II and the Holocaust era were performed by Julian Milkis (clarinet), Sergiu Popa (accordion), Beth Silver (cello), Psoy Korolenko, Sasha Lurje and Isaac Rosenberg (vocals). The…

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  • Cool Waves Night by Tony Gouveia

    Tony Gouveia and Eduardo Camara present an amazing show “Cool Waves Night” at Moderno Bistro, 383 Elgin St N, Cambridge, ON. Bossa nova, nouveau flamenco, blues, classic rock, Portuguese folk, Afro-fusions, and much…

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  • Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke

    Nelson Stewart, the leader of the Celtic band “The American Rogues”, has recently announced on his Facebook page that the band was invited to perform at the Festival des traditions du monde de…

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  • The Dragon & The Rising Sun

    The American Rogues and Nagata Shachu closed out the World Music Festival in Sherbrooke, Quebec this weekend. Celtic-Japanese Hybrid group “The Dragon & The Rising Sun” performed on the big stage with an…

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  • Toronto Ukrainian Festival

    Toronto Ukrainian Festival will be held from September 13th through September 15th, 2019 During these 3 days everyone will get a chance to enjoy national Ukrainian food, buy authentic Ukrainian souvenirs and much…

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  • Grand Parade 2019

    Do not miss the Grand Parade of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, also known as Caribana, which will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Thousands masquerade attendees adorned…

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  • TAIWANfest 2019

    Tre Viet Performing Arts Group will be performing at the fifth Vietnamese Traditional Music Festival in California from August 1st to August 3rd, 2019. After that on the 24th and 25th of August,…

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  • Giya Kancheli Festival

    Julian Milkis is heading to Dilijan, Armenia, where he will be organizing Giya Kancheli Festival. Dilijan is one of Mr. Kancheli’s favourite towns. This is where all his symphonies were composed. Stay tuned…

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  • Festival of Arabic Music and Arts

    We are excited to let you know that The Canadian Arabic Orchestra is organizing their annual Festival of Arabic Music and Arts in the Greater Toronto Area. The festival, a series of concerts…

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  • Poll – Who is your favourite Arab singer?

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  • Taste of Manila

    The biggest Filipino street festival outside of the Philippines “Taste of Manila” will be held on August 17th and August 18th on Bathurst street in Toronto, ON. Taste of Manila is a cultural…

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  • Waterfront Awards 2019

    We are happy to let you know that Mira Solovianenko, famous Ukrainian Opera singer, will be performing at the Waterfront Awards 2019 on July 19. The Waterfront Awards 2019 is a red carpet…

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  • Taste of the Danforth

    Toronto’s annual Greek festival “Taste of the Danforth” will be held from August 9th through August 11th, 2019. This year is the 26th anniversary of mouthwatering food, fun games and live performances. Taste…

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  • Mediterranean Sounds of Canada

    During the months of May and June, we were filming an episode of Mediterranean Sounds of Canada featuring dancer Joanne Comilleri. The filming was done in Sultan’s Tent, one of the best and…

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  • Korean Sounds of Canada

    In late June, our filming crew went to the Korean Cultural Center of Toronto which houses the Korean Dance Studies Society of Canada (KDSSC). We shot several interviews with members of the ensemble,…

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