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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  • 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

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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

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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

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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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  • Upcoming Documentary about Giya Kancheli

    On June 13th Julian Milkis was interviewed by Gregory Antimony, the host of the program “Interview Hour”. In the interview Julian was talking about Giya Kancheli, one of the most famous Georgian composers,…

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  • The Day of Ukrainian Constitution

    June 28th is a national holiday in Ukraine, as everyone throughout the country celebrates Constitution Day. On this day, in 1996, the Constitution of Ukraine was approved by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament).…

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  • Eid al-Fitr. Arabic Sounds of Canada.

    Eid al-Fitr is a significant religious holiday celebrated by Muslims all around the world. This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting.…

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  • Shereen Ladha officially joined the Ghoomar Gang.

    Shereen Ladha recently announced that she officially joined the Ghoomar Gang. On her YouTube channel she posted a dance cover for Padmavat/Padmaavati, the story of honor, valor and obsession in medieval India. She…

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  • Arabic music

    Arabic music puts an emphasis on melody and rhythm, as opposed to harmony. Some genres of Arabic music are polyphonic, but most of Arabic music is usually homophonic. The historical origins of Arabic…

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  • 2018 Italian Contemporary Film Festival

    2018 Italian Contemporary Film Festival begins on Thursday, June 14th, and ends on Friday, June 22nd. This glamorous festival will be held at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West, Toronto, ON). For…

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  • Poll. Which festival(s) are you going to attend?

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  • The Taste of Little Italy

    Toronto’s annual street festival “The Taste of Little Italy” is taking place on College Street, from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street, from June 15th to June 17th, 2018. Everyone is welcome to enjoy…

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  • Joseph Macerollo

    Exclusive video! In the video, Joseph Macerollo, famous Canadian accordionist, is talking about one of the participants of Russian Sounds of Canada Alexander Sevastian, who passed away on February 16th, 2018. Mr. Macerollo…

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  • Mississauga Ukrainian Festival

    Everyone is welcome to attend the Mississauga Ukrainian Festival at Celebration Square on June 2nd, 2018. The festival will start at 11:00 AM and run until 11:00 PM. Featuring a wide variety of…

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  • A Tavola

    Attention Italian Food Lovers! Do not miss this deliciously incredible event – A TAVOLA! A Tavola is a food celebration of everything Italian cuisine has to offer – from flavorful familiar Italian food…

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  • Havana Club Friday

    Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, invites everyone to join their Havana Club Friday and dance all night long to amazing Changui Havana and Dj Suave. Changui Havana is one of…

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  • Castleknock Music Festival

    We would like to welcome Julian Milkis back to Canada after his successful trip to Ireland. As you know, Julian was one of the musicians performing at the Opening Concert at Castleknock Music…

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  • Shereen Ladha

    Shereen Ladha is a great example of a hardworking person who managed to use her MBA in a non-traditional way. Balancing her work in an advertising and marketing agency and producing and dancing…

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  • Ukrainian Sounds of Canada – Vyshyvanka Day

    On Saturday, May 26th, come join Ukrainian community in a celebration of Vyshyvanka Day. The gathering will take place near Jane Subway Station in Toronto, at Ukrainian Social Services at 11:00 AM. The…

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  • Gyanta Hungarian Folk Band

    Only one month left until Csipke Hungarian Folk Dance and Music Camp in Brooklyn, MI, where the band Gyanta Hungarian Folk Band will perform for its audience! The event will run from June…

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  • Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show Toronto 2018

    Filipino community invites everyone to the biggest indoor Filipino gathering in North America, Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show Toronto 2018, which will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Hall A) on…

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  • Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters

    The National Chamber Ensemble presented “Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters” on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 7:30 PM at the Gunston Arts Center’s Theater One, located at 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA.…

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  • Taste of Russia festival

    Toronto's 3rd annual Taste of Russia is on Sunday, June 10th, from 12:00 PM to 21:00 PM. The Taste of Russia festival celebrates the multicultural diversity of Toronto. Everyone will get a chance…

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