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Old Québec City in 4K

Watch on YouTube Stunning shots from throughout the old city. Runtime: 9 min.


Healing Songs of the American Indians

Over the course of 50 years, Dr Frances Densmore collected more than 2000 recordings of American Indian customs and traditions in song. These Smithson...

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Folk Songs of French Canada

Influenced by music from France, French–language folk songs took root in North America during the colonial development of New France. In this Smiths...

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Songs and Dances of Quebec

In these Smithsonian Folkways, six musicians perform a collection of traditional folk songs, reels and square dances originating in the French-speakin...

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Quebec's Forbidden Spirits: Al-Kee-Hol

Simon Coutu and Ogden Ridjanovic go on an all-day bender in regional Quebec to find out why it's so difficult to purchase locally crafted spirits.

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Maple Syrup Rebellion

Fighting to keep their syrup out of the hands of the powerful Quebec monopoly, producers sneak barrels by night, deal in a black market and even flee...

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Inside Quebec’s Great, Multi-Million-Dollar Maple-Syrup Heist

With the value of maple syrup at roughly $1,300 a barrel, it’s time everyone knew about FPAQ, the Canadian group that controls 72 percent of the wo...

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Revival of the Ice Canoe

Into the lost history and wild delights of a Quebecois sport. By Donovan Hohn.

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