Following back-to-back Polaris prizes for Tanya Tagaq and Buffy Sainte-Marie , we expected 2016 to be another big year for Canada's Indigenous music scene. And deliver it did.

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Yellowknife may not be known as a musical hot spot, but once a year the community welcomes some of the top talent from across Canada at its Folk on the Rocks festival. Here's a look back at FOTR 2016 with Joel Plaskett, Tasman Jude, Jim Bryson, Iskwé, Lauren Mann, Diyet, Twin Flames, The Midnight Sons Band and A Tribe Called Red's Tim 2oolman Hill.

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Striving for the perfect sound, Sister Says set up shop at The Space Studios in Vancouver. Mission accomplished.

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In the premiere episode of DD Xposed, A Tribe Called Red's Tim 2OOLMAN Hill takes us inside his studio to show off his gear, share his techniques and reveal the secrets behind his sound.

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A look back at Winnipeg Folk Festival's historic Native North America workshop featuring Duke Redbird, Eric Landry, Willy Mitchell, Willie Thrasher, Shingoose and local singer/songwriter William Prince. And of course the man whose vision made it all possible: Vancouver crate digger Kevin Howes.

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Mob Bounce visited Vancouver's Warehouse Studio for their first professional recording session. The results were epic.

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What exactly goes on behind closed doors in a professional recording studio? From the secrets of songwriting and the technical considerations to the collaboration between artists and producers, DD Studio Sessions set out to capture the making of a track from conception to completion.

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Poet. Writer. Artist. Educator. Entrepreneur. Tanaya Winder truly is a “Girl on Fire.” Here she is with an exclusive DD performance of her poem, Back To The Beginning.

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Who needs a stage? One of our top moments from Summer 2016 was Digging Roots’ impromptu performance of Hwy 17 at the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival. Betcha can’t watch it just once!

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"When I'm writing, I don’t have specific goals, previsions, or restraints; I just let whatever comes flow onto the paper." Ontario's Mimi O'Bonsawin on songwriting, her new album and more.

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