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 2

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

"2017 TELEVISION AWARD”.

EPISODES - Season 1

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  • Mariachi Fuego

    Recently, Toronto’s hottest Mexican mariachi band "Mariachi Fuego", were featured as guests on the 3rd season of the “Sounds of Canada” web series, shot in ECG’s studios. Made up of four veteran mariachi…

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  • Celtic – Japanese Concert

    Canada’s leading taiko group closed out their 20th anniversary season with “Taiko x Celtic” concert at Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto on June 8th, 2019. Japanese ensemble performed with a highly energetic and entertaining…

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  • Trojan Jazz

    A premiere of “Trojan Jazz”, a movie about the 1962 Benny Goodman’s tour in the Soviet Union, was shown on June 8th in St. Petersburg, Russia. A famous clarinetist Julian Milkis was performing…

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  • The best of Ukrainian Opera

    The Nightingale Music Festival presents Canadian audiences with the best of Ukrainian Opera! Two amazing operas Natalka Poltavka and Zaporozhets za Dunayem will be performинг July 11th at the Huculak Centre, 516 The…

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  • Giya Kancheli’s “Miniatures”

    Julian Milkis, on clarinet, and Polina Osetinska, playing piano, performed together at Odessa’s Philharmonic Theatre in Ukraine June 3rd. The concert was dedicated to a famous composer Giya Kancheli. With a fully packed…

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  • Poll. Are you going to Taiko – Celtic Concert on June 8th?

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  • Toronto Japanese Film Festival

    The Toronto Japanese Film Festival will be held from June 6 to June 27, 2019 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, North York.  This is the 8th annual festival featuring…

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  • HAPPENING Multicultural Festival

    This weekend do not miss a multicultural festival that engages more than 60 performers and artists, who self-identified as immigrants, newcomers or refugees. This four-day festival will entertain you with contemporary music, dance,…

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  • Pow-wow

    Pow-wow (also powwow or pow wow) is a gathering held by various Native American communities. The name comes from the Narragansett language, from the word powwaw, meaning "spiritual leader." Modern Pow-wow is an…

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  • Nightingale Music Festival’s charity concert

    We are pleased to let you know that Nightingale Music Festival recently successfully held a charity concert in support of the Urban Angel St. Michael’s Foundation. Many young talented artists presented and Mira…

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  • Upcoming concert

    Do not miss the great concert of Nagata Shachu and the American Rogues! This mix of Celtic and Japanese cultures will definitely be a crowd-pleaser, so hurry up to get your tickets, while…

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  • Jazz concert

    Julian Milkis and Capella Orchestra under the direction of A.Chernushenko will be performing at a jazz concert by A.Gilliland. The first performance will be held in St.Petersburg on June 6th and the second…

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  • Cool Waves Night

    Tony Gouveia along with Eduardo Camara will present their show “Cool Waves Night” on April 26, 2019. The concert will be held at Moderno Bistro in Cambridge, ON. Info and reservation - 519-624-2351

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  • Yiddish Glory

    It’s been more than a year since “The Lost Songs of World War II” were released by Six Degrees Records. There are 18 songs written by the Soviet Jews who lived through World…

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  • Fado with Tony Gouveia

    Tony Gouveia and Elizabete have something special for you! On Saturday, April 27th, you will get a chance to enjoy a real Portuguese music. Fados performed by Tony Gouveia and dances with Tabu…

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  • The American Rogues in NC, USA

    The American Rogues were invited to perform in Banner Elk, a beautiful town in Avery County, North Carolina. It will be their second time performing there. The concert will be held on Sunday,…

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  • More collaborations?

    Kiyoshi Nagata, a leader of a Japanese taiko group, said that there’re so many groups in “Sounds of Canada” project they would want to work with, but a little bit later. Right now…

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  • Japanese – Celtic fusion

    Mr. Nagata, a leader of a world-renewed Japanese taiko group Nagata Shachu, says that it all began with “Sounds of Canada”. “Both groups had seen each other's episode on "Sounds of Canada". I…

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  • Sounds of Canada connects talented people!

    Two world-famous bands: The American Rogues, a Celtic ensemble, from Sounds of Canada Season 1, and Nagata Shachu, a Japanese group, from Sounds of Canada Season 2 will perform together on the 8th…

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  • Celtic-Japanese Collaboration

    The American Rogues and Nagata Shachu are working on something special for you! Do not miss out this summer! Two different music styles, Celtic and Japanese, will blend into one during this amazing…

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  • Nagata Shachu’s DVD/BluRay release

    We are thrilled to let you know that Nagata Shachu released their re-edited and re-mixed DVD/BluRay last week. Mr. Nagata, a leader of the Japanese group, expressed his gratitude to the crew of…

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  • The American Rogues at the Scotiabank Arena

    It’s a pleasure to let everyone know that The American Rogues performed at the event with Toronto Maple Leafs at the Scotiabank Arena. The event was organized to celebrate a release of the…

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  • Season2. Backstage Pass.

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  • Baroque Meets Jazz

    Julian Milkis, a famous Canadian clarinetist, and the Russian Ensemble Siberian Virtuosi will performe in Miami Beach, FL as part of their American tour. The concert will be held on April 7th in…

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  • Italian Opera Attraction

    Do not miss out the Italian Opera Attraction presented by Nightgale Music Festival. Your favourite artists such as Mira Solovianenko, Vaguif Kerimov, Sofia Petrov and others will perform on March 2nd at 3:00…

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  • Poll. Have you watched the 61st Grammy Awards?

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  • 61st Annual Grammy Awards (2018)

    This Sunday, February 10th, find out if “Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs Of World War II” will receive a Grammy award in the “Best World Music Album” category. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards,…

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  • Corktown performance

    A great way to spend Saturday evening in Hamilton, ON is to go to a concert of The American Rogues. This Saturday, January 26th, the band will be performing at the Corktown, their…

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  • Tsymbaly

    Tsymbaly is generally considered to be both a stringed and a percussion instrument. It is the Ukrainian version of a hammered dulcimer. Tsymbaly is a wooden trapezoid box with metal strings strung across…

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  • The American Rogues in Niagara Falls

    Heading to Niagara Falls, ON in March? Do not forget to get tickets to the American Rogues’ performance at the Greg Frewin Theatre! The event “Irish Kitchen Party” is the one to remember!…

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  • Drymba

    Drymba is a fairly common instrument in Western Ukraine, also called the Jaw harp. Drymba is a linguaphone instrument. It resembles a small metal horseshoe, the ends of which are elongated parallel to…

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  • Yiddish Glory

    Psoy Korolenko and Anna Shternshis present the program “Heroes singing in Yiddish. Forgotten music of the Second World War”. Psoy Korolenko will perform songs recorded and collected by Soviet folklorists from 1941 to…

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  • Indigenous music

    There are two types of traditional Indigenous music. The first one is social music, and the second one is ceremonial music. Ceremonial music is vocal with percussive accompaniment, while social music consists mostly…

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  • Bombarde

    Bombarde is a double-reed wind instrument, commonly used in Breton music. It has a shape of a straight conical tube with 7-9 holes. Bombarde is made of wood and is usually 25 to…

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  • Cool Waves Night

    Tony Gouveia along with Eduardo Camara will be performing tonight at Moderno Bistro (383 Elgin St N) in Cambridge, ON. Portuguese folk music, blues, classic rock and much more!  For reservations, please call…

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  • St. Patrick’s shows

    The American Rogues are going to Southwest Asia to perform for the fans of Celtic rock music. This St. Patrick’s show will be on Friday, March 15th, 2019. After the concert the band…

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  • Dan Ty Ba

    Dan Ty Ba is a Vietnamese guitar with four strings, which is often used in a traditional orchestra or played solo. The instrument is made of wood and shaped like a cut-in-half pear.…

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  • Julian Milkis and the Siberian Virtuosi

    Julian Milkis and the Siberian Virtuosi, a Yakutian ensemble of eleven violinists and one pianist, will be touring North America from March 1 to April 10, 2019. Musicians will perform works of Johann…

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  • 61st Annual Grammy Awards (2018)

    We are thrilled to announce that “Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs Of World War II” has received a Grammy nomination in the “Best World Music Album” category. Congratulations to Daniel Rosenberg, Anna Shternshis,…

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  • Facts about carols

    1. The word “carol” has two meanings. The first one is a “joyful song” and the second means a “circle dance.” 2. The first time the word “Carol” meaning a “Christmas song of…

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  • Origin of carols

    Carols were originally pagan songs sung in Europe many centuries ago. Back then these songs were written and sung all year round. In winters of the past, carols were not sung during Christmas,…

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  • TEDxDownsviewWomen conference

    Shereen Ladha was one of the performers at the TEDxDownsviewWomen conference. The idea of the conference is to show the power of women and girls who faced lots of challenges becoming who they…

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  • FAMA 2019

    Passes for the Festival of Arabic Music and Arts “FAMA 2019” are available for sale on The Canadian Arabic Orchestra’s website. The events will be held across the Greater Toronto Area from the…

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  • Japanese & Celtic Collaboration

    We are thrilled to announce that in the coming year the American Rogues will be performing with a world-famous Japanese taiko group Nagata Shachu! The first show will be on June 9th, 2019…

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  • New Year’s Eve with Tony Gouveia

    Tony Gouveia is happy to invite everyone to celebrate New Year’s Eve together! December 31st this famous fado singer will be performing at Casa Do Alentejo Community Centre (1130 Dupont, Toronto, ON). For…

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  • Mad Heads CA and Mira Solovianenko

    The legendary Ukrainian band Mad Heads CA is coming to Toronto and surprise! surprise! Mira Solovianenko will join them on  stage in a fiery performance! Mod Club Theatre (722 College St., Toronto, ON)…

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  • Tony Gouveia & Eduardo Camara

    Tony Gouveia will be performing tonight at Moderno Bistro in Cambridge, ON. Guests will enjoy mouthwatering meals, while listening to fados sung by Tony. For reservations please call 519-624-2351.

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  • Nagata Shachu’s second concert

    On Sunday, March 3rd, Nagata Shachu will perform at their second concert of the 20th Anniversary Season. The concert will be held at Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON). Tickets are…

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  • The Nightingale Music Festival

    The famous opera diva Mira Solovianenko will perform live Christmas songs at The Nightingale Music Festival on Saturday, December 15th. This Christmas concert will be held at the Richmond Hill United Church (10201…

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  • Rhythm, Stories, Movement by Nagata Shachu

    We would like to remind you that Nagata Shachu will present “Rhythm, Stories, Movement”, at its 20th Anniversary Season opening concert, tomorrow at 8:00 PM. This concert will be held at Al Green…

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  • Burczybas

    Burczybas is a Kashubian (Polish) folk instrument, made of a bottomless barrel and an animal skin stretched on one side. There are two types of burczybas: Burczybas włosowy and Burczybas łańcuchowy. Both types…

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  • The American Rogues will be performing at the Corktown.

    The American Rogues will be performing at the Corktown, their home pub in Hamilton, ON at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 26th. This performance will be a part of their annual winter party.…

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  • Masterclass in Montevideo

    Today, November 13th, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, a famous musician Julian Milkis is going to conduct a clarinet master class in Montevideo, Uruguay. Julian Milkis will teach an audience his clarinet…

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  • Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed annually in Canada on November 11th since 1919. This was initiated by King George V in order to remember those who served in the nation’s defense…

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  • Rhythm, Stories, Movement by Nagata Shachu

    Nagata Shachu will present “Rhythm, Stories, Movement”, its 20th Anniversary Season opening concert, at 8:00 PM on Saturday, November 24th. This concert is a collaboration of Nagata Shachu with an author and storyteller…

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