Sweet Sunday Workshops
You’ll find assortments of instruments and diverse musical styles mingling on the daytime stages Sunday at Folk Fest. And that’s what our workshops are all about! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these arrangements of artists together on stage so prepare to kick back under the big prairie sky and soak it all in. Here are a few we’re looking forward to.
Sing Me Back Home
Big Bluestem @ 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Red Moon Road, Son Little, The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and Steve Dawson
It’s a Folk Fest tradition to go to church Sunday morning – and that church is Big Bluestem. We're sure they can hear us singing together from downtown Winnipeg most festival Sundays! This year you can expect a modern twist on the traditional gospel workshop. The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers will bring up the voice of the south and L.A.'s Son Little will add flavours of R&B, blues and soul. To round out this full-bodied workshop is great Canadian roots: guitar aficionado Steve Dawson and hometown favourite, Red Moon Road.
One Nation Under a Groove
Bur Oak @ 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Yemen Blues with Ravid Kahalani, Krar Collective and Vaudou Game
This will be a not-to-miss world music explosion! Ethiopia’s six-stringed krar harp sings like an ancient rock ’n’ roll guitar, and the Krar Collective will let it wail through the trees at Bur Oak stage. Yemen Blues with Ravid Kahalani mixes Yemen and West African influences with contemporary grooves from funk to mambo and the deep soul of old chants. Vaudou Game will join in to bring the brass band beats and together, these groups will make music magic to energize the soul.
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