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A relaxing classical mix to provide a beautiful backdrop for your day. Hear: Vaughan Williams "The Lark Ascending", Gluck "Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Barber "Adagio for Strings", Beethoven: "Fur Elise", Saint-Saens: "The Swan", Albinoni: "Adagio" and more

Celebrating the art of joining powerful lyric with joyous melody. From folk icons Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell through today's best young singer-songwriters, this is a musical journey through more than 50 years of songwriting craft. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, Glen Hansard, Laura Marling and more

The place to come when you need to unwind, soothe your mind, and enjoy some exceptionally fine jazz music. Hear: Dave Koz, Esperanza Spalding, Incognito, Carol Welsman, Chris Botti and more

The place to discover adult alternative bands from Canada and beyond. Arcade Fire and the Sheepdogs, the Wallflowers and the Black Keys alongside some of Canada's greatest songwriters, including Ron Sexsmith, Kathleen Edwards, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and more!

The best pop songs of the 90s and 2000's and the current hit songs of today. A delectable pop blend for making the day that much more danceable. Hear: Adele, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson and more

Reclaimed explores the many worlds of Indigenous Music. Traditional songs. Acoustic Sounds. Hip hop, R&B, electric powwow and everything in between.

Hear A Tribe Called Red, Lido Pimienta, Tanya Tagaq, Wolf Saga and more.

Down tempo beats and trip-hop tracks provide the perfect atmosphere to just sit back and chill out. Hear: Boards Of Canada, Thievery Corporation, Richie Hawtin, Nightmares On Wax, Brian Eno, Plaid, Mouse On Mars and more

Enjoy this handpicked collection of the finest bossa nova Brazil has to offer.  A tropical cocktail of bossa nova, stripped-down samba and jazz with a pinch of MPB and tropicalia to make the listening tastier.  Boa sorte e desfrutar!  Hear: Joao Gilberto, Elis Regina, Luiz Bonfa, Rosa Passos, Lisa Ono and Maria Rita

Motown to Muscle Shoals, gospel to girl groups, the best of classic soul. Timeless classics from Marvin Gaye & Aretha Franklin; newer soul sounds of Sharon Jones & Mayer Hawthorne. Hear: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones and more

From Johnny Cash to Patsy Cline and Waylon Jennings to George Jones. It's the pure legends of country. Hear: Hank Snow, Anne Murray, Charley Pride, Hank Williams, Ian Tyson and more

All Canadian

Breaking new ground, by breaking new sound. The best in Canadian independent music, as it happens. Hear: Chad VanGaalen, Wolf Parade, The Pack A.D., Rae Spoon, Mac DeMarco, The Unicorns, Malajube, Junior Boys, Foxtrott and more.

Celebrating the best of Canadian music from 2018. The Polaris Prize awards the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. Hear this year's short-list nominees Weaves, Daniel Ceasar, Jeremy Dutcher, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Alvvays and more

Experience the best in new Canadian Country Music. The nominees for the Canadian Country Music Association awards back-to-back and head-to-head. Hear: Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, High Valley and more.

Excitment builds for the 2018 CBC Music Festival, May 26th at Toronto's beautiful Echo Beach. Gear up with a mix of 2018 artists featuring A Tribe Called Red, July Talk, Rural Alberta Advantage, Charlotte Day Wilson, Yukon Blonde - alongside past guests Hey Rosetta, Tegan And Sarah, Bahamas, Sam Roberts, The Strumbellas, Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, Ruth B, Scott Helman, and Bobby Bazini.

From best Pop to best Contemporary Powwow and every genre in between. These are the nominees for the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards.

Hear Buffy Sainte-Marie, Midnight Shine, Billy Joe Green, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more.

From roots and rock to hip hop and hand drums – Indigenous music is an invite to a cultural experience across all genres. Hear: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Amero, Iskwe, A Tribe Called Red, Wolf Saga and more

From coast-to-coast-to-coast, the greatest storytellers and songwriters of Canada in one place. The nations songwriting circle. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Ron Sexsmith and more

Pop stars from across Canada gathered in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear Magic!, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ria Mae, Alx Veliz, Jann Arden and more

The leading Canadian R&B artists come together to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear Alessia Cara, The Weeknd, Jacksoul, Jully Black and more

The best Canadian Country artists gathered in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear Jess Moskaluke, Hank Snow, Lindi Ortega, Dean Brody and more

Classical

One of our finest yearly traditions, a perfect seasonal mix of concertos, carols, and hits from the choral, vocal and instrumental repertoire. Cozy up in front of the fire and delight in a wide range of gifts from this musical tree, from Handel's Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio to Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride

Whether it's a fairy, elf, or witch, CBC Music offers up enchanting 'Flights of Fancy' - Classical music inspired by fairy tales, myths and legends.
Debussy, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Ravel, and Tchaikovsky know how to spin a musical fairy tale that makes you think twice about the midnight hour.

Festive Marches to soaring Choral Classics, Baroque to Modern, lush English strings and brilliant brass for the soundtrack of your day.

Hear Handel, Tavener, Britten, Elgar and more.

Russia the land of cold winters, vodka, tour-de-force piano music, rich bass voices and ballet music.

Hear Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and more.

Classical Italy sparkles with music of Vivaldi, Verdi, Respighi, Rossini...beautiful melodies, high drama, and of course wine and love.

From the court of King Louis XIV, and the stage of the Paris Opera Ballet to the musical salon of Nadia Boulanger: a musical trip through time.

Hear Rameau, Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel and more.

Western Classical Music is firmly rooted and inspired by German composers.

Classical Germany salutes the 3 Big Bs--Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms and does more than a tip of the hat to the little bs too...Bingen, Berg, Biebl, Bruch and Bruckner.

Music for the Young and the Young at Heart.
Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes. Music inspired by Mother Goose, teddy bears, dolls and toy instruments. There is a magician and E.T too. From the small to the grand - we have it all here.

A relaxing classical mix to provide a beautiful backdrop for your day. Hear: Vaughan Williams "The Lark Ascending", Gluck "Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Barber "Adagio for Strings", Beethoven: "Fur Elise", Saint-Saens: "The Swan", Albinoni: "Adagio" and more

Duos to Nonets, Boccherini and Beethoven to Ravel and Brahms....all performed by the great collaborators of our time. The rich and intimate world of classical music for small ensembles. Hear: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonin Dvorak, Maurice Ravel and more.

Country / Folk

With his perfect white beard, corn-cob pipe and black suspenders it should be obvious to all that Santa is a folk-loving saint. A pluck of the banjo, a strum of the guitar, and the elves will be singing in his cabin at the North Pole.
Hear: Smokey Mountain Band, Sufjan Stevens, Natalie Macmaster, Great Big Sea, Good Lovelies and more.

Celebrate the holidays with country music's biggest and brightest stars as they sing cherished holiday favorites and original songs. A perfect country soundtrack for wrapping presents, decking halls or simply driving the open road. Hear: Blue Rodeo 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', Gord Bamford 'Christmas In Canada', Amy Grant 'Tennessee Christmas', Paul Brandt 'Let It Snow' and more.

Experience the best in new Canadian Country Music. The nominees for the Canadian Country Music Association awards back-to-back and head-to-head. Hear: Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, High Valley and more.

The crossroads of country, folk, blues and rock. You'll hear a unique mix that includes single-name icons like Waylon, Willie, & the Hag, country rock pioneers like the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd along with new contenders to the outlaw country throne like Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Daniel Romano, Corb Lund and more

The best of the new-country sound from Nashville superstars and Canada's new country hit-makers. Hear: Paul Brandt, Gord Bamford, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel and more

From Johnny Cash to Patsy Cline and Waylon Jennings to George Jones. It's the pure legends of country. Hear: Hank Snow, Anne Murray, Charley Pride, Hank Williams, Ian Tyson and more

Fiddles, banjos and strings-a-plenty. A lovingly and carefully curated list from Canada's foremost roots expert. Featuring sea shanties, Celtic favourites, country noir, jug band and bluegrass, and inspired instrumentals. Hear: Neko Case, Bob Dylan, Stan Rogers, Iron & Wine, Great Big Sea and more

The twang of country, the rhythm of the blues, and the fire of rock-and-roll. The legendary rockabilly players of the 50s to the modern revivalists, all gathered around a stand-up bass. Hear: Carl Perkins, Wanda Jackson, Ray Condo, Eddie Cochran and more

The best Canadian Country artists gathered in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear Jess Moskaluke, Hank Snow, Lindi Ortega, Dean Brody and more

From dance floor numbers to beautiful ballads--these are the Juno winners for Traditional Roots.

Hear The Strumbellas, The Wailin' Jennys, The Good Lovelies and more.

Electronic

Down tempo beats and trip-hop tracks provide the perfect atmosphere to just sit back and chill out. Hear: Boards Of Canada, Thievery Corporation, Richie Hawtin, Nightmares On Wax, Brian Eno, Plaid, Mouse On Mars and more

The best electronic musicians come together in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear: Caribou, Chromeo, Crystal Castles, Deadmau5 and more

Contemporary hits, EDM club favourites, and plenty of rhythmic remixes fuel the ultimate high-bpm soundtrack. A steady mix of heart-racing beats designed for the dance floor –or the gym. Hear: Deadmau5, Chromeo, Icona Pop, Major Lazer, Grimes and more

In 2011, the Juno's headed to the dance floor and added Electronic album of the Year to its roster for the first time. Hear Grimes, Caribou, Ryan Hemsworth and more.

Hip-Hop / R&B / Soul

Christmas Classics in the Gospel Tradition featuring artists: Odetta; Montreal Jubilation Choir, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and more.

A celebration of the holidays through funk, soul, the blues and hip hop. From R&B renditions of Christmas classics to remixed carols, we're covering it all. Hear: James Brown 'Soulful Christmas', Jully Black 'Christmas Song', Eartha Kitt 'Santa Baby', Jackson 5 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' and more.

The latest urban sounds of today mixed with hip hop classics. Immerse yourself in the best raps, beats and mixes coming out of Canada and internationally. Hear: Classified, Wu-Tang Clan, Masia One, Run DMC, Maestro Fresh Wes, A Tribe Called Quest, Rascalz, Missy Elliott, Saukrates and more

Motown to Muscle Shoals, gospel to girl groups, the best of classic soul. Timeless classics from Marvin Gaye & Aretha Franklin; newer soul sounds of Sharon Jones & Mayer Hawthorne. Hear: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones and more

Listen as the lines blur between two original African American art forms - hip hop and jazz. Hear Dream Warriors, Quincy Jones, A Tribe Called Quest, BadBadNotGood and more

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 and more

Great Canadian hip-hop artists together in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear: Dream Warriors, Shad, Eternia, Cadence Weapon and more

Hip-hop entered a golden age in the last half of the 80s and into the early 90s. Hip-hop records were now a platform for abstract poetic expression and social commentary as well as the standard verbal acrobatics. This is the place to re-discover hip-hop's most creative era. Hear Beastie Boys, 2Pac, Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan and more

This is a document of the early years of hip-hop and your chance to follow in the footsteps of the pioneers. Hear LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., Grandmaster Flash and more

Put on your boogie woogie dancin' shoes and hit the dance floor for the best in disco classics and funk grooves. Hear: Earth Wind And Fire, Donna Summer, Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, KC & the Sunshine Band, Ohio Players, Rick James and more

Indigenous

Reclaimed explores the many worlds of Indigenous Music. Traditional songs. Acoustic Sounds. Hip hop, R&B, electric powwow and everything in between.

Hear A Tribe Called Red, Lido Pimienta, Tanya Tagaq, Wolf Saga and more.

From best Pop to best Contemporary Powwow and every genre in between. These are the nominees for the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards.

Hear Buffy Sainte-Marie, Midnight Shine, Billy Joe Green, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more.

From roots and rock to hip hop and hand drums – Indigenous music is an invite to a cultural experience across all genres. Hear: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Amero, Iskwe, A Tribe Called Red, Wolf Saga and more

Powerful stories told through powerful sounds. Hear: A Tribe Called Red, Drezus, City Natives, JB The First Lady, Mob Bounce and more

The Indigenous community from all genres is well represented in this category of Juno winners. Hear Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tanya Tagaq, Digging Roots, Crystal Shawanda and more.

Jazz / Blues

Having the blues at this time of year shouldn't be anything but pleasant, musically speaking. So if your not doing alright, with your Christmas of white, join us for the ultimate blue, blue, blue Christmas.
Hear: B.B. King, Bessie Smith, Shakura S'Aida, Matt Anderson, Sharon Jones, Elvis and more.

Christmas standards that are anything but. Scat along with your favourites and let the swingle-bells ring out. Hear: Tim Tamashiro 'You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch', Oscar Peterson 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town', Ella Fitzgerald 'Frosty The Snowman', Vince Guaraldi 'Boy Named Charlie Brown', Louis Armstrong 'Zat You Santa Claus' and more.

1920s, a time of G-men, communists and booze running. CBC Music celebrates the top jazz artists of the 20s in honour of Frankie Drake, Toronto's only female detective....on CBC television. Hear: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and more

The place to come when you need to unwind, soothe your mind, and enjoy some exceptionally fine jazz music. Hear: Dave Koz, Esperanza Spalding, Incognito, Carol Welsman, Chris Botti and more

Fans of Saturday Night Jazz no longer have to wait for the weekend. Hand-picked jazz hits from the CBC Music collection including soulful singers and instrumental masters. Hear: Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Molly Johnson, Michael Kaeshammer, Don Thompson, Robi Botos and more.

Swing and sway, jump and jive, head back to the 30's and 40's for the best of the Big Band Jazz era. Hear: Glenn Miller, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and more

The blues music that started it all. Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie. The original recordings, re-mastered for you.

Explore the best in contemporary and urban blues with Canada's premier bluesman, Colin James, as your guide. A journey from the Delta to Southside Chicago with stops in Canada along the way. Hear: Bog Sugar, Bonnie Raitt, Jim Byrnes, Sue Foley, John Hammond, Susan Tedeschi 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 and more

The Great American Songbook, performed by the legendary voices of jazz alongside the contemporary greats of today. Hear: Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum, Emilie-Claire Barlow and more

Pop / Rock

The ugly sweater of Christmas music. Festive treats which are weird, colourful, fun, and strangely the most comfortable thing you could put on for the holidays. Hear: They Might Be Giants 'Santa's Beard', Bootsy Collins 'Winter Wonderland, Run DMC 'Christmas In Hollis', Shonen Knife 'Space Christmas' and more.

The ultimate sign of success for a pop star is releasing a hit Christmas album. A collection of beautiful musical presents gifted to us from the past 2 decades of pop divas, boy bands, and superstar acts. Hear: Wham 'Last Christmas', Madonna 'Santa Baby', Lady Gaga 'White Christmas', Justin Bieber 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' and more.

Get your jazz hands ready for show stopping show tunes! From classic Hollywood to smash Broadway hits, you'll hear the best songs from beloved stage and screen musicals.

Hear selections from: The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods and more.

Spruce up your holiday happenings with a delicious mix of seasonal pop and jazz standards. Make sure these songs are nearby on nights when the weather outside is frightful, yet the fire is so delightful. Hear: Bing Crosby, Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole

Heavy. Black. Death. Thrash. This is music from the loudest seminal rock bands over the last 40 years!

Hear epic riffs from: Slayer, Black Sabbath, Dio, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Sacrifice and more.

An endless supply of easy-listening, guilty-pleasure inducing, mega-hits. Decades of Adult Contemporary radio distilled to a pure music mix of smooth, lyrical magic. C'mon, sing along. You already know the lyrics by heart. Hear: Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Adele, Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Sade, Sarah McLauchlan and more

C'est Formidable features the newest hits from Quebec, songs from Franco-Canadian communities across the country, classics from the past and new music from Francophone countries all over the world.

Hear Coeur De Pirate, Fanny Bloom, Ariane Moffatt, Klo Pelgag, Louis-Jean Cormier and more!

The place to discover adult alternative bands from Canada and beyond. Arcade Fire and the Sheepdogs, the Wallflowers and the Black Keys alongside some of Canada's greatest songwriters, including Ron Sexsmith, Kathleen Edwards, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and more!

The Sunday night congregation is now a non-stop affair. The Strombo Show's music stream is filled with the best records from all genres and every era.

Hear Wutang, The Clash, Jessie Reyez, Justice, Grimes, Against Me, Nolay, Rezz, A Tribe Called Red, Lady Leshurr, Merle Haggard, Metallica and everything in between.

It's as wild as George's musical mind and built for music lovers!

Celebrating the best of Canadian music from 2018. The Polaris Prize awards the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. Hear this year's short-list nominees Weaves, Daniel Ceasar, Jeremy Dutcher, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Alvvays and more

Singer-Songwriter

Celebrating the art of joining powerful lyric with joyous melody. From folk icons Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell through today's best young singer-songwriters, this is a musical journey through more than 50 years of songwriting craft. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, Glen Hansard, Laura Marling and more

From coast-to-coast-to-coast, the greatest storytellers and songwriters of Canada in one place. The nations songwriting circle. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Ron Sexsmith and more

A fantastic mix of francophonie singer-songwriters, pop artists, and indie musicians from Canada. Hear: Lisa Leblanc, Coeur De Pirate, Daniel Belanger and more

Music from the Heart. Ten seasons of CBC's hit television series Heartland have uncovered some of the best songwriters in North America. Great music to ride to whether you are a horse-whisperer or an urban cowboy. Hear: Jenn Grant, Cree Rider, Royal Wood, Serena Ryder, Matthew Barber and more

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, Jessie Reyez and more

Juno songwriter winners-celebrating the art of beautiful melodies and inspiring lyrics. Hear Sarah McLachlan, The Weeknd, Serena Ryder, Feist and more.

World

Take a global trip this Christmas with music from or inspired by the four corners of the world. Your free music visa takes you to South America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the far East, Caribbean and Africa. With Steel Drums, fiddles, kotos, fiddles, guitars, percussion, Children's choirs and lots of guitars too as you celebrate the holiday season!Hear African Children's Chorus, Fairuz, Heidi Igualada, Sultans of String and more.

While waiting for Père Noël, and sculpting the perfect bonhomme de neige, why not settle in with traditional carols and beautiful modern classics en français?
Hear: Daniel Lavoie 'Noel Blanc', Claire Pelletier 'Nous Sommes Trois Souverains Princes', Maryse Letarte 'Anges de Neige' and more.

C'est Formidable features the newest hits from Quebec, songs from Franco-Canadian communities across the country, classics from the past and new music from Francophone countries all over the world.

Hear Coeur De Pirate, Fanny Bloom, Ariane Moffatt, Klo Pelgag, Louis-Jean Cormier and more!

Taking Reggae to the next level...level...level.

Hear top innovators like King Tubby, Sly & Robbie, Toots & the Maytals, Burning Spear, Jackie Mittoo and more.

Get ready to jump and wave to our Soca stream.

Wine to Machel Montano, Lord Kitchener, Anslem Douglas, The Mighty Sparrow, David Rudder, Calypso Rose and more.

Explore the jazzy, funk, juju and highlife fusion of music that is the world of Afrobeat-- the foot-stomping style that swept throughout West Africa in the 60s and 70s.

Hear Fela Kuti, Orlando Julius, The Funkees, Antibalas and more!

From innovative maestros to powerhouse vocalists -- these are the most prominent and influential acts from the African continent.

Hear: Miriam Makeba, Fela Kuti, Cesaria Evora, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Amadou and Mariam and more!

Get your dancing shoes on for South Korean Pop music or affectionately know simply as K Pop. Hear PSY, Bigbang, BTS and more!

From Cuba to New York and all points in between. Get ready to hit the dance floor to some of the best Salsa there is!
Hear The Buena Vista Social Club, Celia Cruz, The Lula All Stars, Boogat and more.

Ancient. Modern. Timeless.

Your soul stirs here.

Hear Zakir Hussain, Ravi Shankar, Girija Devi and more.