The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is taking place this weekend, July 15-17, 2016 at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The festival schedule reflects a diverse and talented line up of 60 folk and world music artists and groups from 18 countries performing on 7 summer beachfront stages. The festival includes artists such as Bruce Cockburn; The Wainwright Sisters; Los Angeles’ Lord Huron; the world tribal sounds of Nahko and Medicine for the People; Estonia’s Trad.Attack!; The New Pornographers, Martin and Eliza Carthy from the UK; Jojo Abot from Ghana; Haiti’s music collective Lakou Mizik; Betsayda Machado y La Parrando El Clavo from Venezuela; Cape Verde’s Elida Almeida; Oysterband; Shane Koyczan and many more.
Included in the schedule are the popular day stage workshops. These “workshops” are essentially programmed gatherings of varied festival artists coming together around a particular theme, shared styles or content, or for a range of other interesting reasons. At these workshops, old musical friends connect again and fall into a familiar rhythm; other artists meet for the first time on stage to learn about each other and seek common ground.
More at www.thefestival.bc.ca
Author: World Music Central News Department
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