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Heaven, Hell & Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art. An art folk exhibition at MOA

Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art, on view through October 12, 2015 at MOA in UBC. By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera. The first Portuguese Folk Art exhibition comes to Vancouver with 300 pieces at The Museum of Anthropology at University of BC. Humans, throughout their existence as societies, have always been compelled ...

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 17th-19th 2015

ANNOUNCING THE 2015 FESTIVAL LINE UP! We're thrilled to introduce you to the line-up for the 38th edition of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival! On the weekend of July 17-19, Jericho Beach Park is host to an incredible weekend of music. Over 60 music acts from all over the earth - from over ...

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VICTORIA'S 16TH ANNUAL SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL JULY 1 - 5, 2015!

Victoria BC Ska Society is are thrilled to announce our lineup for the 16th anniversary of our Festival of the People! This same Festival of the People was known as the Victoria Ska Festival for its first 15 years, but added “reggae” to the title earlier this year to better reflect ...

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Shambhala Music Festival 2015 Completes Series of Six Stage Lineup Announcements!

Shambhala Music Festival 2015 Completes Series of Six Stage Lineup Announcements! On Saturday, the 2015 Shambhala Music Festival finished a week-long daily roll out of six individual stage lineup announcements.  Unlike other festivals, Shambhala’s six stages are each curated and independently run by their own respective stage directors, who in most ...

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Filberg Festival July 31st - Aug 3rd 2015

The annual four day Filberg Festival is the art event of the summer! Held each BC Day long weekend, the Festival features over 130 artisans, great food and lively entertainment for all ages at the beautiful 9 acre waterfront Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park. The Filberg Festival has always been known for its ...

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[ Posted by Jordan 16 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Urban Cultural Festival Brings Local and International Headliners to Vancouver

Vancouver music lovers are set for a treat at the 2015 Lucky Lady IV Urban Cultural Festival June 19-21 in Vancouver, B.C.

The musical portion of the event will be June 20 – 21 this year and more than 4,000 people are expected to attend.

Highlights include a fully catered red-carpet event on a three-storey yacht featuring local and international musicians from a variety of genres including EDM, hip-hop, afrobeats, bhangra and more.

As a stunning final, our headliner Walshy (Major Lazer), will perform simultaneously to Canada’s three time Champion Live Painter at the Concert on Canvas Festival.

News, Press Release »

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NoMeansNo as 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

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BreakOut West Announces NoMeansNo as Hall of Fame Inductees for the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is pleased to announce long-time Canadian punk rock band NoMeansNo, as inductee to the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame for 2015. The group originally hails from Victoria, BC; the location for this year’s BreakOut West Festival, Conference and Western Canadian Music Awards, September 17-20.
NoMeansNo’s induction into the Hall of Fame will occur during the Western Canadian Music Awards Gala on Sunday, September 20, honouring the seminal punk rockers among the …

Electronic Music, Latin, Live Video »

[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Lulacruza

Lulacruza is an electronic folk duo operating at the junction of the modern and the ancient, blending shamanic and ritualistic influences with folk and electronic music. Lulacruza consists of Alejandra Ortiz from Colombia and Luis Maurette of Argentina. Ahead of their next studio album, **‘Orcas’, **Lulacruza release the full stunning visual album ‘Esperando el Tsunami’, shot in Colombia and directed by the prestigious French film director, Vincent Moon.

CD Release, Tours »

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Yukon Blonde Announce Summer Tour & Shares New Song

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Things are firing up for Yukon Blonde this summer.
Their upcoming album On Blonde will be available worldwide starting June 16th.The group revealed the third cut off the record, “I Wanna Be Your Man” through Consequence of Sound. Check it out below.
Click here to listen & share to “I Wanna Be Your Man”
“The band’s previous releases recalled Fleet Foxes and other pastoral-minded ’70s rock, however, its latest offering has more in common with the likes of psychedelic contemporaries Tame Impala.” – Consequence of Sound
In celebration of the new album, Yukon Blonde have announced a North American tour with CHAPPO. Full list of dates below.
YUKON BLONDE …

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[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 21 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Exclusive interview with Marc Emery.

Oswaldo Perez Cabrera stopped by the headquarters of Cannabis Culture, the store that for many years now has been a forefront of the cannabis movement in the province of BC and the baticave of Mark Emery who is the poster child of the legalization movement in the west coast and the rest of Canada. Always confident and defiant, he lives a relax but busy existence with his political activities.

Festivals, News, Show Reviews »

[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 20 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Review of Envision festival in Costa Rica

From February 26 through March 1, 2015, El Rancho La Merced just outside of Uvita was the host of the most impressive festival in the region. Starting off five years ago on the southern pacific shores of Costa Rica as a grassroots community of artists and musicians, Envision Festival – Costa Rica has become an unprecedented destination festival and a paradigm for the future.

Live Video, shows, Tours, Video Release »

[ Posted by Jordan 19 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Matt Epp in Vancouver June 3

Matt Epp shares his brand new video for the first single from his forthcoming album, Ready In Time, due out on June 23rd. Inspired by the time-lapse illustrated music video “Love in High Places” from Grammy winner, Kimbra; Matt reached out to the visual artist behind it, Timothy Armstrong. He accepted and spent the next month crafting every illustration, by hand. A composer, sound designer, illustrator, and animator originally from New Zealand now living in Berlin, Timothy’s work is known for its detail and complexity and spans a wide range of genres and artistic techniques.

Fundraiser/Benefit, shows, Tours »

[ Posted by Oswaldo Perez Cabrera 11 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Jah Cutta W/ MNGWA May 28 at Red Room for the Hayley Rose Foundation

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Jah Cutta will perform May 28th at the Red Room with special guests MNGWA for the Hayley Rose Foundation Fundraiser.
VanMusic, Super Chido Productions and The Hayley Rose Foundation – HRF present a night of dancing with Montreal reggae legend Jah Cutta with special guests MNGWA and One Kingdom. Tunes by CiTR and CFRO longest Reggae DJ in Vancouver George Barrett.
 
Jah Cutta is an artist who believes that music should serve a purpose – “I was ordained to sing music to uplift people and bring joy into their lives.”
Over the past …

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[ Posted by Jordan 6 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
BreakOut West Announces 2015 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees

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BreakOut West Announces 2015 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees

The Western Canadian Music Alliance is excited to reveal the nominees for the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards, announced today at a press conference at McPherson Playhouse, in Victoria, BC.
The 13th annual BreakOut West and Western Canadian Music Awards will be hosted in Victoria, BC, September 17-20, 2015. The festival, gala and conference will run concurrent with Rifflandia Festival, bringing together strengths of both events in hosting some of the best in western Canadian talent, increasing opportunities for artists, and networking with …

CD Release, Live Video »

[ Posted by Jordan 1 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Reggae Recording Artist Randy Valentine Released EP ‘Still Pushing’

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Randy Valentine Set To Release EP ‘Still Pushing’
After touring non stop throughout the European club circuit since January 2015 and making his first trip to Australia, Randy Valentine and his team are set to release his 2nd EP “Still Pushing”. Randy Valentine reassures his fans that this EP will show his growth throughout his musical journey.
“This EP is the commitment of my team and I to raise the levels for this genre that we love, (reggae music) beyond limits, everyday we think of new ways to set new personal standards …