Audience In the FestivalHall, Calgary Folk Music Festival, July 25, 2015
© J. Ashley Nixon
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.
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.
Please go to J. Ashley Nixon Photography for more photographs from the first three days of the festival.