Category Archives: News

Taste of Manila

Dreaming of a vacation? This hot summer vacation is coming to you! Right around the corner in Toronto, on Bathurst street, magnificent beaches of the Philippines, delicious Filipino food, fun-filled entertainment and world-renowned hospitality are awaiting you on August 18th and 19th, 2018. Everyone is welcome to the Taste of Manila festival, the biggest Filipino…
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The American Rogues at the Greater Moncton Highland Games

The American Rogues just came back from their trip to Moncton, NB, where they performed at the 12th Annual Moncton Highland Games and Scottish Festival. This event included highland dance, pipes and drums, and heavy events competitions as well as live performances at the entertainment tent, which was open to all age groups and featured…
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Upcoming Documentary about Giya Kancheli

On June 13th Julian Milkis was interviewed by Gregory Antimony, the host of the program “Interview Hour”. In the interview Julian was talking about Giya Kancheli, one of the most famous Georgian composers, who has the talent of expressing human feelings (such as faith, hope, grief, rage, loss) in his music, exclusively through the means…
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The Day of Ukrainian Constitution

June 28th is a national holiday in Ukraine, as everyone throughout the country celebrates Constitution Day. On this day, in 1996, the Constitution of Ukraine was approved by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament). Many celebrations (concerts, kids’ activities, and much more) are always held in major cities of Ukraine on this day.
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Eid al-Fitr. Arabic Sounds of Canada.

Eid al-Fitr is a significant religious holiday celebrated by Muslims all around the world. This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting. In 2018 Eid al-Fitr is observed on June 15th. Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, the date of the holiday is always…
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Shereen Ladha officially joined the Ghoomar Gang.

Shereen Ladha recently announced that she officially joined the Ghoomar Gang. On her YouTube channel she posted a dance cover for Padmavat/Padmaavati, the story of honor, valor and obsession in medieval India. She created this video with other dancers as a tribute to the female warriors who gathered to make a turning point in the…
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2018 Italian Contemporary Film Festival

2018 Italian Contemporary Film Festival begins on Thursday, June 14th, and ends on Friday, June 22nd. This glamorous festival will be held at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West, Toronto, ON). For nine days, ICFF screens the best Italian and international movies. All movies have English subtitles, as most films are in Italian or…
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The Taste of Little Italy

Toronto’s annual street festival “The Taste of Little Italy” is taking place on College Street, from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street, from June 15th to June 17th, 2018. Everyone is welcome to enjoy mouth-watering food, live music, carnival rides, and much more. This year children will get a chance to learn how to scooter and…
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Mississauga Ukrainian Festival

Everyone is welcome to attend the Mississauga Ukrainian Festival at Celebration Square on June 2nd, 2018. The festival will start at 11:00 AM and run until 11:00 PM. Featuring a wide variety of delicious food, crafts from local vendors, cultural activities (such as great music and dances), and much more, this festival is a great…
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A Tavola

Attention Italian Food Lovers! Do not miss this deliciously incredible event – A TAVOLA! A Tavola is a food celebration of everything Italian cuisine has to offer – from flavorful familiar Italian food to the greatest innovations in Italian culinary arts. In addition to the mouthwatering dishes, A Tavola will have cheerful music, and entertainment.…
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Havana Club Friday

Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, invites everyone to join their Havana Club Friday and dance all night long to amazing Changui Havana and Dj Suave. Changui Havana is one of the top top Latin bands in Toronto. From salsa and merengue to cumbia, bachata and timba. Admission is $15, which includes a…
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Castleknock Music Festival

We would like to welcome Julian Milkis back to Canada after his successful trip to Ireland. As you know, Julian was one of the musicians performing at the Opening Concert at Castleknock Music Festival in Dublin, Ireland on the 15th of May. The festival lasted for 4 incredible days and ended with magnificent performances of…
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Shereen Ladha

Shereen Ladha is a great example of a hardworking person who managed to use her MBA in a non-traditional way. Balancing her work in an advertising and marketing agency and producing and dancing in Bollywood-inspired videos, she found her way to the stars. To find out more, read an incredible article by Adam Stanley, The…
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Ukrainian Sounds of Canada – Vyshyvanka Day

On Saturday, May 26th, come join Ukrainian community in a celebration of Vyshyvanka Day. The gathering will take place near Jane Subway Station in Toronto, at Ukrainian Social Services at 11:00 AM. The parade itself will begin at 1:00 PM and will end near Lesia Ukrainka monument in High Part, where the concert will start…
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Gyanta Hungarian Folk Band

Only one month left until Csipke Hungarian Folk Dance and Music Camp in Brooklyn, MI, where the band Gyanta Hungarian Folk Band will perform for its audience! The event will run from June 23rd through June 30th, 2018. Rhythmic music, Hungarian folk dance and welcoming atmosphere are awaiting you!
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Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show Toronto 2018

Filipino community invites everyone to the biggest indoor Filipino gathering in North America, Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show Toronto 2018, which will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Hall A) on June 16th, 2018. Visitors will witness the coronation of the 2018 Miss Philippines Canada, Miss Teen Philippines Canada, Little Miss Philippines Canada…
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Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters

The National Chamber Ensemble presented “Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters” on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 7:30 PM at the Gunston Arts Center’s Theater One, located at 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA. The program, featuring extraordinary jazz works of Claude Bolling, French jazz pianist and composer, and the music of other local classical composers,…
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Taste of Russia festival

Toronto's 3rd annual Taste of Russia is on Sunday, June 10th, from 12:00 PM to 21:00 PM. The Taste of Russia festival celebrates the multicultural diversity of Toronto. Everyone will get a chance to experience the Eastern-European culture with its delicious cuisine, beautiful costumes, handcrafted items, cheerful songs and amazing atmosphere. Come join Russian-speaking community…
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Rhode Island Scottish Festival in Richmond

The American Rogues were invited to perform at Rhode Island Scottish Festival in Richmond, RI, USA for the third time so far. The event will take place on June 9th, 2018. The band will perform at the main stage at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Rhode Island Scottish Festival is a perfect place for the…
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Festival of Arabic Music and Arts “FAMA 2018”

Early Bird Privilege Passes for the Festival of Arabic Music and Arts “FAMA 2018” are available for sale on The Canadian Arabic Orchestra’s website. Buying a privilege pass, you become a preferred guest and receive up to 15% discount on tickets. Also, you may win an opportunity to meet artists in person and receive your…
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Cuban Sounds of Canada – Changui Havana

One of Toronto's favourite Cuban ensembles, Changui Havana, would like to invite everyone to the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, running for 10 incredible days, from June 22nd through July 1st, 2018. The TD Toronto Jazz Festival, organized by a Canadian registered charity Toronto Downtown Jazz, is one of the leading jazz festivals in North America.…
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Celtic Sounds of Canada – The American Rogues

We are thrilled to announce that The American Rogues was invited to perform at the Gallabrae Scottish Games in Greenville, South Carolina. This will be their first year at this large festival, where they'll share the stage with Celtica – Pipes Rock, Cleghorn, and Albannach. At the end of the Awards Ceremony, the best Celtic…
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Hungarian Sounds of Canada – Gyanta Hungarian Folk Band

Specializing in the unique and centuries-old folk music of the Hungarian villages located in Hungary, Transylvania (a part of western Romania), and Slovakia, Gyanta Hungarian Folk Band performs at large-scale folk festivals, this year is no exception. The band was invited to perform at Folklorama, the biggest 2-week multicultural festival, which will take place at…
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CBC Music Festival

Saturday, May 26, Toronto, RBC Echo Beach at the Ontario Place. THE CBC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018. It will be a full day of music of different genres and traditions, for all ages and tastes. In addition to that there will be a craft and flea market and, of course, a food fair offering a wide…
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Pouzza Fest

May 18-20, 2018. The Pouzza Fest is a punk music festival held annually in Montreal. It always lasts for three crazy days in May, in settings both indoors and outdoors and mainly in downtown Montreal. Described as a punk festival by its co-founders, Pouzza Fest insists on not limiting itself to an overly restrictive definition…
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Indian Sounds of Canada – Shereen Ladha

Shereen Ladha is running an Online Class series for Bollywood dancers with or without previous experience in Indian styles who want to develop their techniques. Lots of dance tutorials are posted on her website as well as on Shereen’s YouTube channel. Viewers are encouraged to leave song requests, comments and sign up for master classes.
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Filipino Sounds of Canada – Partida

New original song "Araw-Araw (Balang Araw)" by Partida soon will be available throughout Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify. Also, Filbert Wong, guitar player, has informed our team that the band is currently working on a few music videos, which are expected to be released in the next couple of months, as well as a full-length album.…
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Russian Sounds of Canada – Julian Milkis

We are pleased to announce that Julian Milkis has been invited to perform at the Opening Concert at Castleknock Music Festival in Dublin, Ireland on the 15th of May. The Opening Concert is dedicated to the celebration of 45 Years of Irish-Russian Diplomatic Relations and aims to bring leading Irish and International musicians to Dublin…
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Canadian Music Week 2018

It is here! 2018 Canadian Music Week kicks off Monday May 7 and will last for, well, a week, until it wraps up on Sunday May 13. It's one of the biggest (if not the biggest) Canadian music and media events. The week includes trade conferences, awards shows, and Canada's most famous "New Music" festivals. More than 3,000 performers and music industry professionals will descend on Toronto and shake it to the ground (in a good sense, of course). You would be crazy to miss it!

Italian Sounds of Canada – The Rolling Stronz

The Rolling Stronz, also known as the Kitchen Staff Band, is happy to invite everyone to Mississauga ITALFEST, Mississauga’s first and leading Italian festival, which will take place in August on Celebration Square (300 City Centre Drive). Featuring a broad variety of delicious food, crafts from more than 50 vendors and artisans, cultural activities, great…
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Arabic Sounds of Canada – The Canadian Arabic Orchestra

On May 13th the Canadian Arabic Orchestra will perform at the Isabel Bader Theater in Toronto, Ontario. The Orchestra will present to an audience their sensational concert “Roots”. The musicians will express their love to the motherland through the songs, which contain four elements of nature – Water, Wind, Fire, and Earth. The concert is…
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Ukrainian Sounds of Canada – Mira Solovianenko

Honored Artist of Ukraine Mira Solovianenko is happy to invite everyone to the Evening of the Romance on May 5th at 7:00 PM. The event will take place in “Amazing Cat”, in Toronto, Ontario (4544 Dufferin street). Maxim Kravchinsky, host of a TV-show "I have something to tell you..." devoted to Russian culture on RTVI…
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Second season of the Sounds of Canada series.

We’d like to congratulate every one of us on the launch of the second season of the Sounds of Canada series. In the second season, we will adhere to the same principles that guided us in the first season: different musical genres and a wide range of performers—from well-known artists to beginners just taking their…
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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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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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