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Ukrainian Concert

Mira Solovianenko would like to invite everyone to the Ukrainian concert, which will take place at Plast Huculak Center (516 Kingsway, Etobicoke, M9A 3W6) on Sunday, November 11th, at 3:00 PM. This concert is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian liberation struggle (1918 - 2018). The event will feature special guests such as the…
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Tony Gouveia’s upcoming performances

Tomorrow, on October 12th, Tony Gouveia and Elizabete, accompanied by Hernani Raposo and Pedro Joel, will perform for you at Tia’s Place (11 Front St W, Strathroy, ON). If you cannot make it on the 12th, do not get upset – you could still enjoy fados, as Tony Gouveia and Elizabete are performing at Portas…
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Music of Portugal

The music of Portugal has much in common with the music of Spain. The main reason for this is the influence of the ancient cultures of the East (Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians) on the formation of the musical culture of Lusitania (an ancient Iberian Roman province located where most of modern Portugal and part of western…
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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to Everyone!

October 8, 2018, is a statutory holiday in most of the provinces (the exceptions are Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia) as on this day Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada. On this day, many families get together, eat dinner, and give thanks to others for the past. Thanksgiving Day was celebrated for…
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Fado Night with Tony Gouveia

Looking for an amazing event to attend on a Friday night? Do not miss out! Fado night with Tony Gouveia accompanied by Hernani Raposo, Pedro Joel, and Sergio Santos. The show starts at 9:30 PM at the Lisbon By Night Restaurant (802 Dundas St W, Toronto). Dinner and show for only CAD 55 (plus tax…
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Noh

Noh (能) or nōgaku (能楽) music is one type of Japanese theatrical music. Kan'ami Kiyotsugu and his son Zeami Motokiyo are considered to be the founders of the school of Noh theater. Instruments used in Noh include the taiko (太鼓) stick drum, a big drum called the ōtsuzumi (大鼓), a smaller drum called the kotsuzumi…
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Santa Lucia Festival

We are happy to inform you that Nagata Shachu will have a one-hour performance at the Festival Internacional De Santa Lucia, also known as the "Santa Lucia Festival,” in Monterrey, Mexico, on Sunday, November 11. The festival has been gathering people from all over the world for 10 years, making people aware of such values…
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Nuit Blanche Toronto

We would like to remind you that Nagata Shachu will perform at Nuit Blanche Toronto tomorrow, September 29th, from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM and from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free sunset-to-sunrise event, suported by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. This is not only…
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Ligawka

Ligawka is a wooden horn, it is one of the oldest Polish instruments. It can be from 1  to 4.5 meters long and is a slightly conical. In the past ligawka was used as a signal (when shepherds needed to keep a herd of sheep, goats, or cattle together) or ceremonial (including in a funeral…
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Tony Gouveia

Tony Gouveia is a famous fado singer based in Kitchener, ON. Tony was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and moved to Canada when he was 13 years old. Here in Canada he continued his family tradition – singing fados, Portuguese traditionally structured songs on various topics. Tony’s first debut fado work “O Nosso Fado” was released…
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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, Pedal Accordion are among these musical instruments, which make Polish folk music so special.
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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. This is called chanting.
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