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Marilyn Gilbert Artists Management embraces change with a roster of musicians whose work challenges all boundaries and whose sparkling musicianship gives them broad appeal. We partner with artists who reach beyond the stage and who create community. We are dedicated to working closely with presenters to develop programmes that transcend the concert hall and foster a better understanding and openness between people.

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Roots deluxe

World, folk, jazz and more

Amai Kuda et Les Bois

Amai Kuda et Les Bois

Described by NOW magazine as a “tantalizing Afro-soul combo of folk, roots, desert blues and African continental music.

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Dhoad Gypsies Of Rajasthan

Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan

Awards include 2016 The Fryderyk Award (Polish Grammy equivalent) in 2016. 2018 Rajasthan Gouvrav (Pride of Rajasthan) – Rahis Bharti 2019 UNESCO award for Cultural Ambassador of Rajasthan Bestowed upon Rahis Bharti in Tokyo, Japan District Award by city of Jaipur on the Independence day of India The Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan is a collective […]

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Joaquin Diaz

Joaquin Diaz

Master of dominican merengue Joaquin Diaz’s repertoire is a mixture of traditional and original tunes characterized by exhilarating, syncopated rhythms. His audiences are introduced to completely different aspect of the diatonic accordion, accompanied by infectious vocals. A charming and electrifying performer. Joaquin Diaz is one of the best of a new breed of traditional merengue artist.

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Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band

Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band

Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band provides a thrilling performance combining exciting music fusion with stunning dances and mind-boggling feats of strength and skill.

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KROKE

“Kroke live are a hair-raisingly brilliant, unforgettable experience.” Jon Lusk “What makes me feel drawn to Kroke music is spiritual reality of the musicians, this means honesty and authenticity of the music.” Nigel Kennedy “At times they sound jazzy, at times contemporary, at times classical. Their music is at once passionate and danceable.” Dominic Raui Kroke in Yiddish […]

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Lengaïa Salsa Brava

Lengaïa Salsa Brava

Lengaïa Salsa Brava is an award-winning, Montreal-based eleven-piece orchestra created in 2012 by Latin and Guyanese trombone player Giany-Frantz Huyghues-Despointes. Its orchestral format of three trombones and a baritone saxophone gives it a unique sound color by its powerful and its harmony.

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Moskitto Bar

Moskitto Bar

Moskitto Bar is a fresh and unique sound created in the multi-cultural hub of Toronto, Canada. Their sound combines a beautiful and original mix of Ukrainian, Balkan, Iraqi Middle-Eastern and French Celtic music.

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Myriam Beldi

Myriam Beldi

Myriam Beldi is a singer and instrumentalist of the Algiers school of Arab-Andalusian music. Coming from a family of music lovers, Myriam Beldi dedicates her life to the emblematic music of her hometown, Algiers. From the age of six, she was a student at the prestigious Algiers school of Arab-Andalusian music. She is an inspired singer who accompanies herself on Oud, Mandol and Banjo, masterfully trained by renowned Algerian masters, Myriam Beldi is distinguished by the beauty of her velvety voice.

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OKAN

OKAN embraces every culture and welcomes it as its own. The meaning of OKAN is Soul in the Afro Cuban religion Santeria.

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Okavango African Orchestra Photo-credit Abdulmagid Alfrgany Alglid

Okavango African Orchestra

Okavango African Orchestra brings together the traditional music and instruments of several major African cultures that historically have had little or no interaction.

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Socalled (Josh Dolgin)

Josh “Socalled” Dolgin is a pianist, accordionist, producer, journalist, photographer, filmmaker, magician, cartoonist and puppet maker based in Montreal, Quebec. With six solo albums to his name, he has performed all over the world for more than 10 years, and his list of collaborators knows no generational, social, cultural nor religious boundaries. Aside from countless festivals and venues around the world, Socalled has performed at Carnegie Hall (twice!), the Olympia in Paris, the Apollo theatre in Harlem and the Arsht centre in Miami.

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Tio Chorinho

Toronto’s Tio Chorinho is the first ensemble in Canada dedicated to performing Brazilian Choro music.

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Trio Bruxo

Trio Bruxo

“I don’t know of another Canadian piano trio that sounds quite like this.” Peter Hum (Ottawa Citizen) Founded by three of Montreal’s most in-demand musicians, Trio Bruxo is inspired by the Brazilian “samba-jazz” piano trios of the 1960s and 1970s. Beginning their career by exploring the diversity of the Brazilian songbook, these new compositions by pianist David Ryshpan are […]

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Wesli par Santiago Bernal

Wesli

‘Wesli played to the biggest crowd of the whole festival, such is his popularity… His prime time billing demanded a prime time performance – and we were not to be disappointed. Speaking and singing in French, Haitian Creole and English, it was a set that went on for a good hour with crowd participation and […]

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First class

Classical artists

Emil Chudnovsky, violinist

Emil Chudnovsky

 “To pull off the kind of program that violinist Emil Israel Chudnovsky brought…the musician has to nail every piece. Virtuosity is just the start. Then there’s showmanship, artistry, a sense of humor and a little bit of ham. There’s a perfect sense of timing and, finally, commitment. That Chudnovsky has a lot of this was […]

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Marc David, conductor

Marc David, conductor

Photo by Greg Locke Marc David held the position of Principal Conductor of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra since 1992 and was appointed Music Director in 2011. He has also worked as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil since 1994. As a guest, Marc David has conducted over 50 orchestras across Canada, […]

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Rivka Golani

Rivka Golani

Rivka Golani is recognized as one of the great violists and musicians of modern times. BBC magazine included her in its list of the 200 most important instrumentalists and the five most important violists currently concertizing. Her contributions to the advancement of viola technique have already given her a place in the history of the instrument and have been a source of inspiration not only to other players but also to many composers who have been motivated to write specially for the viola. More than 300 pieces have been written for Rivka, of which more than 70 are concertos.

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One of a kind

Special projects

The PepTides

The PepTides is a nine-member band with a distinctive larger-than-life pop sound.

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What’s happening.

MGAM artists on YouTube

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Pacific Contact – April 4-7, 2019

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Folk Alliance International Conference – February 13-17, 2019

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Chamber Music America – January 17-20, 2019

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APAP Conference – January 4-8, 2019

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CINARS Biennale – November 12-17, 2018

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Marilyn Gilbert, Director

Marilyn Gilbert embraces change with a roster of musicians whose work challenges all boundaries and promotes diversity. MGAM partners with artists who reach beyond the stage and who create community. We are dedicated to working closely with presenters to develop programmes that transcend the concert hall and foster a better understanding and openness between people. Marilyn has been in the business for 42 years and has worked internationally.

Originally a professional violinist and folk guitarist who performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC and who attend the music school at Tanglewood, Marilyn is now a virtuoso on the computer and phone. Marilyn has been active in politics since she was a teenager. Heavily involved in the civil rights movement, LGBTQ+ issues and other progressive causes she dedicates her work in the music world to continuing these struggles.