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Dung Kar

A dung kar (dung-kar) is a Tibetan conch shell trumpet, which makes a warmer, deeper tone comparing to a gyaling. The dung kar is usually played during peaceful religious practices. It is also used to announce the arrival of important figures or to call monks to assemble for ritual.
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Tartan Day

Nelson Stewart, a leader of a famous Canadian-Celtic band American Rogues, shared a video of the band performing with a Scottish actor Kevin McKidd (Rome, Grey’s Anatomy, Dog Soldiers, etc.) at National Tartan Day in New York City in 2013. Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage, originated in Canada. It’s celebrated…
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Gyaling

The gyaling is a Tibetan reed musical instrument. The name of this instrument means “Indian trumpet” and it is very similar to an oboe. The gyaling is a ritual musical instrument, which is often used during peaceful offerings. It is the only instrument that is played using discrete pitches as opposed to slurred melodies.
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Shooting Korean Sounds of Canada

In early March, our crew shot the last two scenes for the Korean Sounds of Canada project. The first day, we went to the Korean Dance Studies Society of Canada, where artists played Korean drums during the rehearsal. These instruments are very expensive and quite fragile, so Mi Young Kim, the head of the ensemble,…
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Schlachtfest 2020

Do not miss a fabulous meal and dance the night away to the energetic music of the Golden Keys. Schlachtfest will be held on the 28th of March at the Schweben Club in Kitchener, ON. Admission for adults starts at $38 (taxes included).
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Nagata Shachu & Esprit Orchestra

Nagata Shachu together with the Esprit Orchestra will be performing Maki Ishii’s seminal work for taiko and orchestra, Mono-Prism, 1976. Do not forget to get your tickets to this incredible concert! It will be held at the Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020.
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Caribana Boat Party

Cannot wait for the summer? We have great news! Famous Caribana boat party will be on Friday, July 31st. Get your tickets to Toronto’s biggest Caribana boat party now and join thousands of Party Goers from across Canada this summer! Tickets are available online. This event is sold out really fast, so buy your tickets…
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Annual Hunters Jagerball

The Golden Keys invite you to join them at the Annual Hunters Jogerball, which will be held this Saturday, March 7th. The event will take place at the German Canadian Club Hansa in Mississauga, ON. Guests will enjoy Jager-themed food and delicious beers, while listening to the live performance of the Golden Keys. For tickets…
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Grundungsfest

The Golden Keys, a famous German-Canadian band, invite you to join them at the Grundungsfest, the Schwaben Club’s 89th Anniversary. The event will be held in Kitchener this weekend, on February 29th and March 1st. Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner followed by an amazing evening of dancing.
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Partida’s new album

Seven years in the making and Partida’s new album is finally out! To get the album, please click on the link below: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/eventide-ep/1499179853 Enjoy!
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Eventide by Partida

Great news for all fans of this Canadian-Filipino band! After 7 years, Partida is releasing their new album! “Eventide” will be out in all music streaming platforms soon! For more information, please follow @partida_banda on Instagram.
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Kabosy

The kabosy is a box-shaped wooden guitar. It has four to six strings, staggered frets, many of which do not even cross the entire fretboard, and is generally tuned to an open chord. This music instrument is frequently handmade from scavenged materials (used fishing line and scrap wire or cable). The kabosy is usually played…
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