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Vancouver Folk Festival:

A Spectrum of Sounds

This year’s roster of festival artists promises to deliver what the VFMF is known for at home and internationally: exciting new voices, a range and diversity of amazing global music, hot names along with music that spans the spectrum from ancient traditions to the cutting-edge of 21st Century roots music fusions. Expect brilliant music that digs deep and goes beyond; expect a weekend that delivers a full festival experience rich with new discoveries. This is the world’s music – diverse, powerful and real.
The 2011 artists reflect an incredible range of music, cultures and backgrounds. >From the cutting-edge hip hop/soul of Emmanuel Jal, born into the life of a child solider in Southern Sudan, to Leon Rosselson’s songs and message from a lifetime of activism; from the personal stories and quiet moments of Oklahoma’s Samantha Crain, Ordo Sakhna’s reviving of the ancient Kyrgyz folk arts of traditional Kyrgyzstan, to the high-energy “Riverboat Soul” of Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three – there is a wealth of musical culture at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival to explore, discover and enjoy.

Folk Fest 2011
The 2011 roster includes:
C.R. Avery (BC)
Beats Antique (CA)
Dustin Bentall Outfit featuring Kendel Carson (BC)
Dan Bern (CA)
Elliott Brood (ON)
Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans Band (ON)
Buck 65 (NS)
The Burning Hell (ON)
Kathryn Calder (BC)
James Cotton Superharp (MI)
Samantha Crain (OK)
Dardanelles (NL)
Alpha Yaya Diallo (BC)
Digging Roots (ON)
The Duhks (MB)
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble (MD)
The Fugitives (BC)
Dick Gaughan, Dave Swarbrick & Jason Wilson (ON/UK/Scotland) / /
Mary Gauthier (TN)
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks (CA)
Imaginary Cities (MB)
Emmanuel Jal (Sudan/UK)
Diana Jones (TN)
Cassius Khan (BC)
La-33 (Colombia)
Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three (MO)
Daniel Lapp (BC)
Mélissa Laveaux (QC)
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (Congo/Angola (US))
Wendy McNeill (AB)
Danny Michel (ON)
New Country Rehab (ON)
Nomadic Caravan (India) Videos :
Morgan O’Kane (VI/NY)
Joel Plaskett (NS)
Réveillons (QC)
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band (US)
Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band (CA)
Leon Rosselson (UK)
Ordo Sakhna (Kyrgyzstan)
Solas (US)
Spiro (UK)
Hans Theessink and Terry Evans (CA/Austria) /
Ti-Coca & Wanga-Nègès (Haiti) www.myspace.con/ticoca
Tinariwen (Mali)
Foy Vance (UK)
David Wax Museum (MA)
Emily Wells (NY)
Jenny Whiteley (ON)
Cris Williamson (WA)
David Woodhead’s Confabulation (ON)
Festival Box Office
This year our storefront Box Office opens on May 2 at 411 Dunsmuir Street, the same location as in 2009. Tickets can be purchased and picked up at this location starting on Monday May 2.
Early Bird tickets are on sale now to June 11 through

TICKETS available online on the festival website, by phone, at the Festival Box Office at 411 Dunsmuir Street (at street level, starting May 2), and at a number of local outlets.
TICKET PRICES: Full weekend adult passes range from $135 (Early Bird) to $165 (at the gate).
One-day and evening tickets are available at Early Bird (to June 11), Advance (to July 14) and at the gate at adult, elder, student and youth rates. Children 12 years and under enter free (accompanied by adult). Group rates are available. Check the festival website for full ticket details. 
FESTIVAL HOURS: the festival runs from 5pm – 11pm July 15; 10am – 11pm July 16 & 17.

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