Funk folk, soul folk, jazz folk: Saturday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015

In the FestivalHall, Calgary Folk Music Festival July 24, 2015 © J. Ashley Nixon

In the FestivalHall, Calgary Folk Music Festival July 25, 2015
© J. Ashley Nixon

Saturday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival

Rock is a centre stone (sorry!) of many musical types: there’s jazz rock, funk rock, country rock. Saturday’s performances in Prince’s Island tilted that rock centric perspective. Just a little nudge of acknowledgement that all of that hails back to some form of folk music.

Give up the Funk

An outstanding workshop brought together Dragon Fli Empire, Black Joe Lewis and Puerto Candelaria, who banded together to “Give up the funk”. The procession off the stage led by the Colombian’s cowbell eventually led me and others to go and explore more of a latin flavour in the furthest outpost of this musical gathering, a tent known as FestivalHall.

Give up the Funk: Puerto Candelaria at the Calgary Folk Music Festival July 25, 2015 © J. Ashley Nixon

Give up the Funk: Puerto Candelaria at the Calgary Folk Music Festival July 25, 2015
© J. Ashley Nixon

Quien es más macho?

Puerto Candelaria again provided the glue with their sticky Cumbia rhythms alongside Davide Salvado and band from Galicia, Spain and Quique Escamilla laying down some modern renderings of Mexican traditions, all the way from Toronto.

Quien es más macho? Latin folk workshop at the Calgary Folk Music Festival (Davide Salvado & member of Puerto Candelaria,  July 25, 2015 © J. Ashley Nixon

Quien es más macho? Latin folk workshop at the Calgary Folk Music Festival (Davide Salvado & member of Puerto Candelaria), July 25, 2015
© J. Ashley Nixon

More photographs

Please go to J. Ashley Nixon Photography for more photographs from the first three days of the festival.

 

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World-travelled ecologist interested in energy, food & water challenges, photography, poetry and music.
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