Monday, Aug. 5 – Papagroove– afro-funk/dance
7:30 pm The Farm – doors at 7 pm
This is an explosive live performance not to be missed! With its high-energy afro-funk fusion influenced by Fela Kuti’s politicized afrobeat, Parliament’s clever groovy funk, James Brown’s passionate soul flavour, Bruno Mars’ bubbly pop sound and Jimi Hendrix’s rock intensity, Papagroove — easily recognizable on stage by its raw spirit, its mastery of improvisation and its fiery presence — has performed at Montreal Jazz Fest, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary International Blues Festival, SunFest, Festival d’été de Québec, Rimouski Jazz Fest, Woodstock en Beauce, Ottawa Jazz Fest (opening for Medeski, Martin & Wood), and Maximum Blues. Born to be wild and free, the band is yet again ready to surprise us. This time around, the indomitable beast puts itself in the hunter’s boots with its third album, The Hunt, winner of a GAMIQ award.
Monday, Aug. 5 6:30 – 7:30 The Farm Gates at 6 pm
Showcase of BC’s Best New Musicians – Come early and enjoy a full evening at the Farm.
Want to see the future of music in BC? This performance will showcase BC’s up-and-coming musicians collaborating on their music. The performers will have just spent four intensive days gleaning skills and knowledge with our main-stage musicians and Festival staff as part of the Hornby Island School for Emerging Musicians. Come out and enjoy the early evening at the farm, then settle in for Papagroove!
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