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Chaka V. Grier

Kiran Ahluwalia's LOVEfest took place at Harbourfront Centre this past weekend. The night united secular and sacred traditions in a lineup that also included Souad Massi, Yasser Darwish and Bhai Kabal Singh more

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Kuné – Canada’s Global Orchestra is made up of a disparate group of world-class musicians – 12 from abroad and one Métis – all of whom call Canada home. Read our review of their self-titled debut album here. more

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Unlike artists who bring a karaoke approach to cover songs, Meshell Ndegeocello reinvents them. On her new album Ventriloquism, she cracks open well-known songs by TLC, Prince and Tina Turner and releases their edge and grit. more

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“I would love for people to receive a piece of education about what Blackness means. What African means. What the art of Africa is." more

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Jacob Blickenstaff

The two singer/songwriters demonstrated the exciting, unique paths they're forging within country, blues, gospel and folk more

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Samuel Engelking

In their first of three nights at the Danforth Music Hall, the Indigenous electronic duo put on a powerful and uplifting dance party more

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Cold Specks

Samuel Engelking

The show often lost its way, but Cold Specks' Ladan Hussein wowed with powerful empathy and soul when she let her walls down more

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The jazz-expanding L.A. saxophonist explains how his new EP Harmony Of Difference finds unity in diversity more

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The musician and multidisciplinary artist takes us deep into her new album Acts Of Love and the 6-foot vulva that goes with it more

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The Cree/Irish Toronto singer fuses politically charged lyrics about loss, unrest, healing and empowerment into a thoroughly exciting sophomore album more

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The French-Cuban twins merge tropical rhythms, lush vocals and story-rich lyrics on their soul-searching new album more

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Kaytranada

Samuel Engelking

Kaytranada brought much-needed star power, while the Port Lands site continues to be a challenge more

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"We face some of the highest rates of interpersonal violence, often at the hands of people in our own 'communities,'" says co-host Coco Supreme more

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Queer Songbook Orchestra's Shaun Brodie

Samuel Engelking

Chamber-pop ensemble recruits Cris Derksen, Beverly Glenn Copeland and Gentleman Reg to explore and celebrate the queer Canadian songbook more

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The musical pairing of Guelph composer Tyler Belluz and Toronto singer/songwriter Lisa Conway is one of the most interesting in Canada more

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Inspired by the Canadian rock icon's 2014 album, the show is all about the female gaze and features artists working from a female gaze perspective more

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The Pretenders rocked, and Nicks drew from her "black gothic trunk of mysterious and fantastical things" more

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David Dacks at the Music Gallery

Carrie Musgrave

The experimental-music cheerleader explains why it's important to give Toronto musicians headlining spots, what it means to be a Music City and more more

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Amanda Parris

Tanja-Tiziana (Jacket designer: Sun Sun, makeup artist: Joanne Salsman)

The CBC host talks to NOW about activism, the powerful history of R&B and daring Canadian artists more

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Lots of wigs, little chit-chat, powerhouse vocals and Miguel's raw energy more

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