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Kaia Kater's New Album Drops Today

Submitted by HearthMusic on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:14 pm

The new album from young African-Canadian roots phenom Kaia Kater couldn’t come at a better time. As a new generation takes the reins, American roots music is needed more than ever to remind us of the troubled pathways of our own history. Born of African-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: one her family’s deep ties to Canadian folk music in her Toronto home; the other the years she spent learning and studying Appalachian music in West Virginia.

Kaia Kater Reworks The Roots of American Music via the Canadian North

Submitted by HearthMusic on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:35 am

The Appalachian Mountains, perhaps the most iconic strongholds of traditional music in North American history, form a direct line running from eastern Canada down through Alabama. They are the backbone of a body of ballads and tunes that define Americana and have heavily influenced Canadian roots music as well.

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