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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, greatest music night, hosted by Alicia Keys, airs live at 8:00 PM ET on CBS. To read more about Grammy Awards, please…
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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 home pub. The performance will start at 3:00 PM. Admission is CAD 12.00 payable at the door.
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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 it. It is played with two beaters, which are wrapped in leather. It is one of the oldest musical instruments. In Ukraine…
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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! Irish-themed buffet lunch followed by the sing-along and dancing to your favourite Celtic band. What can be better? The performance starts at…
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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 each other. There is a fixed steel tongue or reed with a curved tip in the centre. This tongue or reed is…
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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 1947, which were subsequently confiscated during Stalin’s repressions, and then found in the archives in the early 2000s. Written by soldiers of…
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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 of songs which are accompanied by rattles and drums.
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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 50 cm long.
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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 519-624-2351.
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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 will head to Arizona, where they will perform at the private corporate event.
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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. To play this guitar, a musician has to use a plectrum, quickly plucking the strings of a guitar upward or downward. 
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