Vancouver Folk Fest always has a great multicultural world music line-up

The Vancouver Folk Fest opens today with an always eclectic always multicultural program.

Matt Chan and Paul Belan of No Luck Club will be doing some
collaborative work as well as their own showcase on Sunday morning at
11:15 called “Welcome to the Funkateria”

Check out the Folk Fest schedule.

Catching my eye are:

hip-hop gets back to its griot roots in Senegal

(Sat night only)

The Dhol Foundation

raving Brit-bhangra to shake up the beach.


ancient ballads, reels and rhythms in the hands of five young Celtic women.

skins and strings from the dawn of time play the rhythms and sounds of the city.

Jaipur Kawa Brass Band

horns, drums and dance in a Roma-from-Rajasthan style.

rhythm and rhyming that grew up in Mogadishu and the Bronx.

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