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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 Russian uses Cyrillic alphabet. Which of the following languages also uses this alphabet?HmongPolishLithuanianBulgarianEstonianWhich one is an ethno-cultural group of Ukrainians?PomorsMazowszanieHutsulsLatgaliansPoleshuksWhich of the following languages is close to Hungarian?MansiGermanRomanianCzechYakutWhich one of these languages is NOT originally from the Philippines?TagalogCantoneseIlocanoPangasinanCebuanoOver the centuries various Jewish communities around the world developed or assumed different languages.…
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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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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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