The world music scene in Ottawa is probably not as big as Toronto but world music is very alive. Some of the greatest musicians traveling around the world live in Ottawa and in fact pass through the Ottawa Scene. The Mighty Popo and Galitcha have been touring domestically and internationally.
The Ottawa Folk Festival, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, and Ottawa Bluesfest have been active in producing world music stages and, of course, The Black Sheep Inn brings some of the world's greatest known acts..
Other festivals include Ottawa Celtic Music & Dance Festival.