Years ago I would listen to Afro Celt Sound System – very cool. Afro beats set to great Celtic fiddling.
Vancouver & BC's history is Afro-Celtic. Sir James Douglas, founding governor was born in Guyana to a Carribean Creole mother and a Scottish father. In Canada, his wife Amelia was a Metis. Very Canadian!
On stage together for the very first time, some of Canada’s most
celebrated African and Celtic vocalists, musicians and dancers come
together to burst past boundaries and create musical alchemy at
CelticFest. Outstanding artists find musical affinity; two vibrant
musical traditions fuse into one unique concert that can only be
On stage are JUNO Award-Winning West African guitar maestro and singer, Alpha Yaya Diallo, former Mad Pudding band mates Amy Stephen (accordion), Allan Dionne (drums), and Boris Favre (bass), Ottawa Valley fiddler and step dancer Stephanie Cadman, world percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Boris Sichon, African dancer N’ato Camera and percussionist Yoro Noukoussi.
In the hands of these virtuoso talents, the electrifying rhythms,
melodies and connections between these two musical worlds is explored –
and a night made for dancing is born!
Your host for the evening is Todd Wong AKA Toddish McWong.