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Distroboto 16 years of music

In March 2017, we celebrated Distroboto’s Sweet Sixteen with a concert at Casa del Popolo, where the project was born in January 2001. L’expérience Distroboto est étroitement liée à la culture indépendante montréalaise et a été un succès dès ses débuts. Seize ans plus tard, les machines ont vendu plus de 100 000 œuvres réalisées par plus de 1200 artistes locaux et internationaux ! Pour souligner cet important anniversaire, durant

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Montreal New Wave Years

A recent documentary film, Montreal New Wave, to which Archive Montreal contributed archival materials, gave us a great excuse to pull out rare and mostly forgotten gems from the New Wave years. Over the course of four special programmes leading up to and during the film’s premiere and current theatric run, Montreal Sound Ark featured thematic shows presented here in music-only podcasts with a photo gallery after the playlists and

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Early Montreal RnB, Soul and Funk

Montreal Sound Ark is shedding some light on one of the less celebrated yet incredibly rich heritage of the city’s early rhythm and blues, soul and funk music. While this weekly radio show regularly plays sets in this genre, particularly whenever Archive Montreal unearths new (old) finds or acquires collections or donations of this kind of material, we were due to make a proper selection of material for some truly

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Native Sounds Climate Change Special

Native Sounds Climate Change Special On the occasion of the final day of negotiations at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), Montreal Sound Ark decided to give most of this week’s show over to those Canadians with the most to lose if drastic temperature rises occur: our aboriginal communities. Most of the material comes from 45s, EPs and albums from the 1960s to the mid 1980s, an era when

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