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A photo tour of world music artists at the Montreal International Jazz Festival

Anwar Khurshid on sitar.
Anwar Khurshid on sitar.

 

The Montreal International Jazz Festival, now in its 35th edition, is a premier showcase of established and emerging jazz artistes from around the world, with a healthy sprinkling of world music as well!

See also my earlier articles and interviews from other festivals like Sakifo (Reunion Island), Rainforest World Music Festival (Malaysia), Gypsy Festival (Holland), India xChange (India) and Penang World Music Festival (Malaysia). Fans of jazz and world music can check out the app ‘Oktav’ as well, a collection of witty quotes about music (available on Apple iTunes and Android).

The 2015 edition of MIJF featured artistes blending jazz with their own musical genres from a number of countries: Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, India, Mexico, India and Peru. The 15 concert halls and eight outdoor stages in the heart of the city were packed throughout the 10-day festival. Check out some of the highlights in this photo tour of the Montreal Festival, and make sure you attend the 2016 edition!

 

Canadian duo Bet.e & Stef
Canadian duo Bet.e & Stef

 

Chris y Miguel (California & Mexico)
Chris y Miguel (California & Mexico)

 

Freshly Ground (South Africa)
Freshly Ground (South Africa)

 

Just Woan (Cameroon-Canada)
Just Woan (Cameroon-Canada)

 

Nigerian singer-songwriter Somi
Nigerian singer-songwriter Somi

 

Novalima, Afro-Peruvian fusion
Novalima, Afro-Peruvian fusion

 

Posters of jazz and African music festivals
Posters of jazz and African music festivals

 

Rodrigo y Gabriela (Mexico)
Rodrigo y Gabriela (Mexico)

 

Venues in the heart of Montreal!
Venues in the heart of Montreal!

 

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