Sounds of Canada

is a unique project, where individuals and bands representing almost all ethnic and national groups in Canada will be, for the first time, given an opportunity to perform their favourite music. 

We are proud to announce the launch of the second season of

THE SOUNDS OF CANADA SERIES

EPISODES - Season 2

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association honoured the "Sounds of Canada" series with the

"2017 TELEVISION AWARD”.

EPISODES - Season 1

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  • Poll: What is your favourite chordophone?

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