Between July 26-29, see and hear live music from A Tribe Called Red, Lee Ann Womack, The Barr Brothers, Joe Jackson and more.
Calgary Folk Music Festival Artistic Producer, Kerry Clark, joined CJWE to talk about this year's event
A Tribe Called Red is a well known Canadian Indigenous electronic music group, who blend instrumental Hip Hop, Reggae and dubstep - influenced dance music with elements of Indigenous Music, particularly vocal chanting and drumming
The group have toured extensively across Canada and the United States, as well as performing at festivals in the United Kingdom, Germany and Greece.
Lee Ann Womack is an American Singer-Songwriter. Her 2000 song "I hope you Dance" was a major hit, reaching No. 1 on the Country Charts and the top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her signature song.
The Yellowknife, NWT duo of Grey Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik (Quantum Tangle) wrap bluesy guitar picking, soulful melodies, percussive throat singing, atmospheric synths and rhythmic drum loops around songs about assimilation, racism and gender identity.
Gemini-award-winning actress Michelle Thrush will showcase Majica, the Aboriginal Healing Clown, to the Folk Festival.
You may also recognize Thrush as one of the many characters she has portrayed on-screen: Sylvia in North of 60, Gail in Blackstone, Laura in Moccasin Flats or Jaclyn on Tin Star.
Majica is a funny clown on a serious mission, to encourage Children and Youth to Recognize that their feelings are valid, and that Children matter.