Using the Yemenite synagogue chants and Yemeni music of his childhood as a base, Ravid Kahalani mixed in a few other musical ingredients – jazz, funk and African music – to create the hot sound of Yemen Blues, the world music band he fronts. The band will be raising the temperature during the cold Canadian winter, performing at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Jan. 18.
Abigail Lapell’s sophomore album, Hide Nor Hair, with its sparse instrumentation and haunting vocals, won the award for contemporary album of the year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards. An artist who was part of the early 2000s Montreal indie-folk scene, Lapell came of age as a singer-songwriter during a DIY era of recording. Her 2011 independent debut, Great Survivor, was recorded by Heather Kirby, the bassist of the indie-pop band Ohbijou. “It was a pretty low-budget project.
An angry young man struggling with poverty is the inspiration for Kat Goldman’s accomplished new CD, The Workingman’s Blues. Goldman was attending university in Boston when she met “the workingman”, as she calls him on the album, in the back of a moving van. Instantly attracted to him, she gave him her phone number, a meeting she describes in one of the songs. “For a time we did really love each other,” she said.
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Selecting a term
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