Sounds of Canada Thu, 13 Oct 2022 16:25:49 +0000 en hourly 1 Nagata Shachu Tue, 25 Oct 2022 16:22:48 +0000 Continue Reading]]> NAGATA SHACHU is a Toronto-based, world-renowned Japanese taiko group.
It has enthralled audiences all over the globe with its mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances of the Japanese drums (taiko). While rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan, this ensemble strives to rejuvenate this ancient art form by producing innovative and exciting music that seeks to create a new voice for the taiko.

American Rogues Mon, 17 Oct 2022 16:22:16 +0000 Continue Reading]]> The AMERICAN ROGUES is a world-renowned Celtic band that brings an energetic show no matter where they perform.
First-class musicians delight audiences with their cross-over music that includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, ballads, originals, covers, soundtracks, patriotic, military music and more.
The audience is never bored at an AMERICAN ROGUES event. The energy of the American Rogues’ music is infectious and completely engaging.

American Rogues and Nagata Shachu Thu, 13 Oct 2022 16:19:08 +0000 World-renowned Celtic band AMERICAN ROGUES and Japanese taiko group NAGATA SHACHU will be performing at the Dragon and the Rising Star on Saturday, November 19th at 7:00PM.

Tickets are available online.

AfroFest Wed, 06 Jul 2022 12:02:38 +0000 North America’s largest free African Music festival is back to Toronto this year, celebrating its 34 years in the city.

Afrofest will be held from July 8 to 10 at Woodbine Park.

There will be more than 45 multinational artists and initiatives to showcase various cultures in Africa.

Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:49:53 +0000 Continue Reading]]> The Grand Parade will be held from 10 AM to 6 PM on July 30.
The Parade is free to watch along Lake Shore Boulevard and there’s also an option to purchase tickets to watch the parade from within the Ex grounds.

Chair of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Board, Laverne Garcia, says everyone involved is “ready to get back on the road again”.

Beaches Jazz Festival Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:59:34 +0000 Continue Reading]]> The Beaches Jazz Festival, Canada’s largest free festival, is celebrating its 34th year in Toronto!
The Festival will take place across a number of venues and stage concerts along a two-kilometre stretch of Queen Street East, and will run from July 2 to the 24.
Attendees will be able to enjoy not only amazing live music, but also take music lessons. Don’t miss this!

TD Salsa on St. Claire Wed, 29 Jun 2022 11:43:54 +0000 Don’t miss this year’s Latino-themed festival in Toronto!
TD Salsa festival is set to run on July 9 and 10 on St. Clair Avenue between Winona Road and Christie Street.
The Salsa festival offers a huge variety of delicious food, amazing music and free dance lessons.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:46:22 +0000 TD Jazz Festival is finally back this year, marking its 35th anniversary.

From June 24 to July 3, over 160 live concerts will be held in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. There will be both, free and ticketed events.

Music Instrument Quiz Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:35:35 +0000

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Taste the Diversity Tue, 21 Dec 2021 19:58:05 +0000 Continue Reading]]> What are the benefits of a banana peel? Why were pyramids builders paid with a coriander beer instead of money? Why are vampires afraid of garlic? Why did Ukrainian unmarried girls eat dumplings with hot pepper? Why is food divided into warming and cooling categories in Iran?
And many more surprising facts and culinary traditions are revealed in the documentary series Taste the Diversity!

Taste the Diversity will take you to a culinary and historical expedition across countries and continents from the comfort of your couch. Each episode explores history, culture, and fascinating personal stories through the prism of national dishes and recipes.
Taste the Diversity is only one click away!


Crazy Canuck Collections Fri, 10 Dec 2021 23:17:06 +0000 Continue Reading]]> Have you already had a chance to watch the documentary series “Crazy Canuck Collections”?
Each of the 10 episodes is about an unusual collection, and the person behind it.
On Crazy Canuck Collections’ website, you will find the webisodes about people who collect Titanic artifacts, Japanese drawings, tin soldiers, ladybug figures and more.
Enjoy the fascinating stories of collectors and their treasures that are only one click away!

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Town of Aurora Concert Series Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:20:47 +0000 The American Rogues will be on stage on Thursday, October 7th, in Aurora, ON.
This is their second time performing at the Colours of Fall Concert.

Due to the limited capacity, residents must pre-register in advance for this event.

Olympic Hymn Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:13:12 +0000 Continue Reading]]> Did you know that the Olympic Hymn, also known as the Olympic Anthem, was performed for the first time in 1896 at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece?
The choral cantata of the Olympic Anthem was written by opera composer Spyridon Samaras, while the lyrics were written by Kostis Palamas. In 1958, at the 54th Session of the IOC in Tokyo, Japan, this anthem was declared to be the official Olympic Anthem by the International Olympic Committee.
The Olympic Hymn is played at each Olympic Games during the opening and closing ceremonies.

FESTIVAL des TRADITIONS du MONDE Thu, 29 Jul 2021 05:53:09 +0000 Continue Reading]]> Great news for all the fans of the American Rogues!
The band will be performing at the FESTIVAL des TRADITIONS du MONDE on Sunday, August 15th.
This is their 9th year in a row being asked to perform at this amazing festival, which takes place in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
The American Rogues have two shows on Sunday, including one of their “Intimate & Interactive” shows in the afternoon.