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First musical event in Toronto

The first extant reference to a musical event in Toronto is an itemized account including '7 Dollars Paid musick by Order' for a ball and supper, 4 Jun 1798, to celebrate the king's birthday (from Canadian Encyclopedia).
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Language Quiz

Welcome to Language quiz Which one of these languages is NOT originally from the Philippines? Tagalog Ilocano Cantonese Pangasinan CebuanoWhich one of these nations is NOT considered Celtic? The English The Scottish The Cornish The Irish The WelshArabic belongs to the Semitic group of languages, one of the oldest language groups in the world. All…
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Howard Leslie Shore

DID YOU KNOW that a famous composer Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. He won three Academy Awards for his work on the first trilogy, with one…
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The small Yukon hamlet of Snag recorded a temperature -62.8° C on February 3, 1947. It was so damn cold, in fact, the joke was that the meteorologists couldn’t toast the new record because their wine was frozen. The frigid air was so still that exhaled breath made a hissing noise and dogs could be…
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First Scots in Canada

The first documented source of Scots in what would become Canada comes from the Saga of Eric the Red and the Viking expedition of 1010 AD to Vinland (literally, the land of meadows), which is believed to refer to the island of Newfoundland. The Viking prince Thorfinn Karlsefni took two Scottish slaves to Vinland. When…
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Which music genre is your favourite?

Which music genre is your favourite? Techno 1.92% - ( 1 vote ) Country 1.92% - ( 1 vote ) Rap 1.92% - ( 1 vote ) Rhythm and Blues 3.85% - ( 2 votes ) Funk 3.85% - ( 2 votes ) Reggae 3.85% - ( 2 votes ) Other 5.77% - ( 3…
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Indian Sounds of Canada. Backstage.

Dance With SL is a South Asian dance and choreography collective, founded by Shereen Ladha, that trains and showcases the top Bollywood performers in Canada.

Dance With SL is the creative force behind several viral YouTube videos and the touring stage show 'Roots: A Journey Through India’.

The Canadian Arabic Orchestra

The idea of combining the Western and Eastern musical worlds started out in 2009 by Lamees Audeh and Wafa Al Zaghal who performed as a duo of the piano and the qanun - the two major instruments of both musical cultures. This idea was explored further by creating fusion music that combined Western and Eastern…
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Since the beginning of time, people have been striving to establish a sense of belonging to their surroundings. Just as the roots of a tree find their way and cling to the earth, we express our love to our land and Mother Nature through songs like these. They are light, yet they contain the four…
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Night Prayers

At the concert in Toronto, duet of classical musicians, clarinetist Julian Milkis and accordionist Alexander Sevastian, performed "Night Prayers" by Gia Kancheli, an outstanding composer from Georgia. His music is very unusual: it is both simple and complex. It captures your imagination and touches your heart at the same time. During the filming, our operators…
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One of the first films that we shot was a piece about the singer Miroslava Solovyanenko, who moved to Canada from Ukraine. According to the script, her song "Vodogray" (which in Ukrainian means "Waterfall"), was shot on the banks of Niagara, using the falls as a backdrop. Miroslava is a young, gorgeous actress and naturally…
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Unique instrument “Qanun”

The last piece of a puzzle called "Arabic Sounds of Canada" was filming at ECG Studio. Here you can see a unique instrument "Qanun" meaning "rule, law. Qanun is one of the main instruments in Arabic Orchestras.
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Sounds of Canada

Canada is one of the most multi-ethnic countries in the world. According to Statistics Canada Report on Immigration and Ethno-Cultural Diversity in Canada more than 200 ethnic origins were reported in the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). That’s why multiculturalism became a foundation of the official ideology of Canada. Its objective is to preserve and…
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Changui Havana

Last week we filmed a rehearsal of amazing Cuban band "Changui Havana". This Saturday guys will perform at our studio. Looking forward to it...
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ECG Productions is launching an amazing project

ECG Productions is launching an amazing project committed to promote tales from ethnic communities across Canada. If you are a musician or a band and you can represent one of ethnic communities of Canada, please, follow us and contact our "Sounds of Canada" team to become a part of this project. (more…)
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