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A taste of Eastern European folk music

Except for the Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms they played as an encore, the music that Carissa Klopoushak, Alexandru Sura and Thibault Bertin-Maghit presented at MacKay United Church on March 18 had a familiar-sounding ring to it. That’s because the folk music of the Ukraine and Romania the trio draw on influenced many […]

Jayme Stone brings music of the world to the NAC

Wednesday night at NAC’s Fourth Stage was a treat for the ears to those that attended Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project show. Canadian Juno-award winning, Jayme Stone, known for his innovative and creative interpretations on the banjo, along with three accompanying musicians, took the crowd on a trip through traditional musical cultures of the world. Stone […]

Les meilleurs bars à concerts de Hull… et au-delà!

 Article de Jonathan Chagnon. Les mélomanes gatinois n’ont définitivement pas de quoi s’ennuyer par les temps qui courent! Depuis le début de l’année, la panoplie de concerts présentés y est particulièrement intéressante et avec l’ouverture récente du Minotaure et du St-André, tout porte à croire que l’offre francophone demeurera abondante dans les mois à venir. […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

The manic pixie dream billboard of Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama hugging in Sandy Hill (thanks CBC!) just might have brought sunlight back to Ottawa. We may not have state dinners, but we are beaming with endless arts and culture festivals, shows, and outdoor adventures. Sunny ways are back, baby! Versefest, Ottawa’s international poetry festival, […]

Ming Wu Wednesday

You probably already know Ming. He is a champion of music, art, and culture, and brings enthusiasm and fun wherever he goes (which, as it turns out, is a lot of places).This featured column will present one of Ming’s favourite shots from the many events around town he’s recently attended. The picture above is of […]

Video of the Week: Buck n Nice

Last Friday saw the release of the long-awaited video for “Welcome to Infinity,” the first track off Buck n’ Nice’s sophomore record Emag. They threw a release party at Flapjack’s, and invited special guests Circa Beatz and F. Printz to help them show it to the world. The guest list was a veritable who’s-who of Ottawa hip hop […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

After moving to Ottawa from BC nearly a decade ago, Hannah has made it her mission to explore Ottawa. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. It may be the last weekend of winter, but from the awesome line up of events this weekend it’s clear that Ottawa is ready for spring. Dig out your rain […]

Jayme Stone brings Lomax Project to NAC + win tickets

Canadian multi-Juno award winning banjo artist, composer, producer, and teacher Jayme Stone will be giving us a sneak peek of what he and some of his collaborators have been up to recently. His upcoming NAC show on March 16th will feature 14 newly developed songs in a 4-stringed quartet ensemble. The songs have been pulled […]

Aiken & Beggs: Purveyors of old time traditions

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to. They just don’t.” Now, my late Grandfather could have easily been speaking of lawn mowers, coffee makers, or even tandem bicycles. Instead, he was speaking of songs. “Not the same.” he’d grumble. Ottawa musicians Sonny Aiken and Mabel Beggs, collectively known as Aiken & Beggs might agree. […]

Ottawans offered A Taste of the Arctic next Monday

While Ottawa has the largest Inuit population outside of the Arctic, many Ottawans who don’t have ties to the North have few opportunities to experience the richness and diversity of Inuit culture. Next Monday, an event offers Southerners an opportunity to sample the NAC kitchen’s take on a variety of Inuit culinary delicacies, with ingredients […]

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