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Cécile Doo-Kingué gets political at Calgary Folk Music Festival

By Ashton Chugh, July 26 2016 — Cécile Doo-Kingué kicked a variety of musical asses during the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival. A returnee from 2015, Doo-Kingué’s eclectic guitar and powerful vocals had Folk Fest faithfuls on their feet applauding as she finished her set on the main stage. “It was nice to know that we…

Lemon Bucket Orkestra jams at Folk Fest workshops

By Melanie Woods, July 26 2016 — While mainstage headliners played to hundreds of tarpies under the sun at the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, six side stages hosted dozens of concerts and collaborative workshops on topics ranging from the blues to “Mullets, Beards, Barrettes.” One of the highlights of the packed schedule came Saturday…

Photo Recap: Folk Fest Friday

By Miranda Krogstad, July 23 2016 —   For the second day of the 2016 Calgary Folk Music Festival, we hit the Mainstage and caught up with blues rocker Cécile Doo-Kingué and husband-wife duo Whitehorse.     The only thing more passionate than Doo-Kingué’s funky Hendrix-esque guitar solos was the audience’s standing ovation for her…

All ages welcome at BassBus Folk Explosion

By Rachel Woodward, May 12 2016 — As the city prepares for this summer’s 37th annual Calgary Folk music Festival, BassBus has joined forces with Folk Fest to bring an accessible, all-ages dance party to the city. The two parties will collaborate to present the BassBus Folk Explosion on May 13 at Festival Hall. BassBus…

Folk music is about tradition and evolution

By Sean Sullivan, July 31, 2014 — The 35th Calgary Folk Music Festival has begun and features an eclectic line up of 76 artists. With a range of genres from indie to afrobeat, electric to experimental, many bands are not what music lovers typically call ‘folk music.’ Yet what all the artists at Folk Fest…

How the flood is still changing Folk Fest

By Sean Sullivan, July 31, 2014 — When last year’s flood submerged Prince’s Island Park, it seemed unlikely that the Calgary Folk Music Festival would happen. However, volunteers rallied to the cause and in just over a month, Folk Fest opened it’s gates and fans descended on the park with their tarps. “We learned how…

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan:

By Sean Sullivan, July 31, 2014 — Research is one of those terms that gets thrown around in the arts, but for singer Ruby Kato Attwood of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, research is part of what she does as a musician. “We’ve all sort of been through the university rigamarole, so it’s been drilled into…

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