Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2016 – pt. II Saturday
We’re back! Day two at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival took us on a trip around the world with music from Ghana, Estonia, Mexico, Israel, Venezuela, China, right across Canada and parts in between. An incredible diversity of artists, sounds and stage presentation. The sun shone, the bass thumped, fingers picked and strum and today’s artists had you on your feet absorbed in their world of sound in no time. Featured in this set of shots are: Vancouver’s Gamelan Bike Bike (yup, gamelan music made with upcycled bike frame tubes and parts), the Mongolian/punk stylings of China’s Ajinai, Haiti’s Lakou Mizik, Afro-Venezuelan act Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (first time in Canada!), Ghana’s otherworldly Jojo Abot (pictured above), the instant party brought to life by Mexican Institute of Sound (“from a small village south of here… we call Mexico City”), ending with Israel’s Yemen Blues on the main stage. Wow.
Listen to my 2016 Folk Fest playlist below while perusing the photos. Enjoy!
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