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Music Streams

Salvaging deserving music from the scrapheap of history. This is the place to celebrate the beautiful music of an unfairly neglected composer. Hear: Rued Langgaard, Louise Farrenc, Karol Szymanowski

Showcasing the best in Punjabi Bhangra music alongside contemporary Bollywood hits. Hear: En Karma, Panjabi MC, Miss Pooja, and AR Rahman.

Blending hip hop, R&B, and pop music from top South Asian artists - in both English and South Asian languages. Hear: Raghav, Master-D, Anjulie and Raxstar.

Explore the world of R&B from neo-soul to trap soul and everything in between. Inspired by the studio where Marvin Gaye recorded much of his legendary music and by the more recent Drake song of the same name, Marvin's Room brings back the old school and introduces what's going on. Hear: Patti LaBelle, Party Next Door, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Prince, Usher, Deborah Cox

Pop standards in a jazz world. Experience all your favourite pop-radio hits as they are interpreted by some of the best players in the jazz scene. Hear: Count Basie 'Hard Day's Night'; Diana Krall 'California Dreamin''; and Emilie-Claire Barlow 'Under Pressure'

Why music won't ever be the same. A collection of groundbreaking, trailblazing, and trend-bucking artists not content with playing music like anyone else. Hear: Nina Simone, Tanya Tagaq, Bjork, and Buffy Sainte-Marie

Lose yourself in sun, sand, and rhythm. Reggae, Son, Calypso, & Cha-Cha will transport you to a far off wind swept beach with your eyes closed. Spend all day listening to music from Jamaica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic. Hear: Bob Marley 'Sun is Shining'; Buena Vista Social Club 'Chan Chan'; Shaggy 'In the Summertime'

A celebration of iconic film scores which have exhilarated, saddened, terrified, or just plainly creeped us out over the past half century. Hear: Themes from Jaws, The Omen, Blade Runner, and Chariots of Fire.

That magic experience when a movie scene and a song work so well mere mention of one conjures up the other. Hear: 'Ms. Robinson', 'Stayin' Alive', 'As Time Goes By', Born to Be Wild', 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

One of the most trusted voices in our Jazz community, Tim Tamashiro, hand-picks the best music from the CBC Radio 2 Jazz collection. A continuous mix of cool jazz, soulful singers, and quirky mixes. Hear: Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Molly Johnson, Michael Kaeshammer, Don Thompson, Robi Botos

Fill your heart with a joyous aural celebration. The musical expression of sun breaking through clouds, flowers arriving in spring, and fireworks lighting up the night. Hear: Bach "Brandenburg concerto"; Handel "Messiah"; Elgar "Pomp And Circumstance" and more.

Enhance your spiritual journey, reflect on life, meditate with a peaceful mind. Let some of history's greatest classical works sooth you. Hear: Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus," Avro Pärt's De Profundis, Fauré's Requiem, and more.

Legendary Canadian Jazz saxophonist Phil Dwyer digs through his extensive collection of Canadian jazz recordings to bring you the ultimate Canadian Jazz music experience. A recipient of the Order of Canada and winner of several Junos, Phil has personally played on over 200 recordings alongside Canada's most beloved jazz artists. Hear: Phil Dwyer, Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, P.J. Perry, Guido Basso, Molly Johnson

First Play

Adaline returns with her followup to Modern Romantics. Listen to it now.

Montreal band Tops relocated to California to record their latest album. Listen to it now.

Cody ChesnuTT's first album in five years retains the organic, unvarnished feel associated with his music, conveying an undeniable honesty.

For his second album, the New Orleans singer creates a protest album that can't be categorized. Listen now.

Montreal's She-Devils release their long-awaited debut LP on May 19. Listen to it now.

"They are songs that are nurturing, cosy and charming." Stream the new album now.

The Igloolik, Nunavut, band's catalogue is available digitally for the first time. Listen now.

On her latest album, Oh Susanna travels back in time to her teenhood n Vancouver in the 1980s. Listen to it now.

Vancouver's Fake Shark is back with a different lineup and sound on its latest album. Listen to it now.

Powerful new works by Andrew Staniland, Denis Gougeon, Alice Ping Yee Ho, Jocelyn Morlock and Chan Ka Nin.

A collection of heartfelt, hopeful pop anthems that will surely find their way onto every great TV and film soundtrack for the next five years. Listen now.

Elizabeth Powell returns from a seven-year hiatus with a new Land of Talk album. Listen to it now.

Montreal's Tim Crabtree is back with a new EP. Listen to it before its May 19 release.

American roots artist Pokey LaFarge is getting ready to release his eighth studio album on May 19. Listen to it now.

Punk meets glam rock on PWR BTTM's new album Pageant. Listen to it now.

The Nova Scotia singer gets his debut on Rae Spoon's label. Listen now.

Listen to the re-mastered and re-titled 1991 Art Bergmann album, Remember Her Name, a week before its release.

Songwriter Will Whitwham is getting ready to release a new EP as the Wilderness of Manitoba. Listen to it now.

"When a song can quiet two dozen drunks, you can be confident that there is something there that's worth listening to."

For his latest album, the Canadian piano phenom turns his attention to Ravel. Stream it now.

The Toronto six-piece is ready to release its followup to 2013's Afterlife Blues. Listen now.

Listen to the Peterborough native's second album now.

The Brooklyn-based trio is releasing its debut album on April 28. Listen to it now.

Toronto-based group the Battle of Santiago combines classic Afro-Cuban rhythms and vocals with a distinctly Canadian post-rock spirit and sensibility.

Battle of Santiago's third album is an energetic, pulsating adventure.

Stream the Halifax-based rock band's new record a week before its release.

The new album from Overcoats is filled with simple, joyous harmony. Listen to it now.

"As a guitarist, there aren't many opportunities to be in front of the band." Stream Kirmayer's debut album now.

An album of new works by Zosha Di Castri, John Estacio, Nicole Lizée and Jocelyn Morlock. Stream it now.

The album is inspired by the lives of real women housed at the notorious Kingston asylum in the mid-1800s. Listen now.

The Halifax songwriter steps out from supportive singing roles to release his solo debut, a beautiful set of songs that have been simmering for some time. Listen now.

Hollerado is back with its first album since 2011. Listen to it now.

Stream his new album and feel the power of the Beckerath organ in Montreal's iconic Saint Joseph's Oratory.

Socal country dipped in mariachi brass and shined with twangy throwbacks — listen to Outlaw's second album now.

Listen to jam after jam from the Vancouver supergroup's new album.

Leeroy Stagger recorded his 11th album at his home studio in southern Alberta. Listen to it now.

A powerful and delicate album from the Toronto band. Listen to it now.

Pop noir group Del Bel gets experimental on its new album, III. Listen to it now.

The followup to its 2014 Polaris Music Prize shortlisted Hot Dreams, Timber Timbre's new album delves deeper into the band's darker sounds.

Brooklyn-based indie band San Fermin will release its new album on April 7. Listen to it here first.

Sarah Slean gives a track-by-track breakdown of her latest album, Metaphysics.

The violist's debut album with pianist Janelle Fung is a tour de force. Stream it now.

Said the Whale is smaller but stronger with its new album. Listen now.

Listen to jam after beautifully crafted jam on the singer's debut album.

Listen to tracks from the latest album from the legendary singer-songwriter as he delves into songs from the American songbook.

Lydia Ainsworth will release her sophomore album on March 31. Listen to it now.

Set aside some time for the Alberta band's fourth full-length release, because you're going to want to dig deep.

The Psalms is Jessi Colter's first album since 2006. Listen to it now.

Vancouver duo Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers are back with their fifth album. Stream it now!

Seattle singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone goes back to her roots on her new album. Listen now.

SMAM drops its second all-Lasso album — its first with artistic director Andrew McAnerney — on March 24. Stream it now.