Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2014, Part II

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Here we are with the second and final post from the 2014 Vancouver Folk Music Festival (have a look at the first post). Pictured in this set are Ozomatli (rocking the crowd above), Wagons, Typhoon, Born Ruffians, Andrew Bird and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80. The latter is the subject of this photo I’m particular to, mid-dance move on the mainstage. An amazing set from this dynamic band, featuring many of the original Fela Kuti-era Afrobeat musicians — wow! I just wish the scheduling was more in line with what these bands offer. For instance, it was tough seeing this band come from Nigeria to play just a third of their usual set, as openers, in the daytime. They started a party no one else could keep up with — next time, headliners please! All in all, however, another great edition for the books and some fine musical discoveries to keep me going ’til 2015.

For the complete collection of images from this year’s festival, check out my flickr set here.

Jericho Beach, Vancouver, 2014.

(click on the first image to view large – recommended!)

Related: VFMF 2013 Pt I, Pt II +VFMF 2012 Pt I, Pt II and Pt III.

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