From the Great Lakes to the Amazon River with the Third Coast Percussion Ensemble Mar31

From the Great Lakes...

by Carey Rutherford When MUSICAlive! asks David Skidmore of the Third Coast Percussion Ensemble what instruments he’ll be playing when they premiere their “Paddle to the Sea” performance in Calgary (8:00 pm, April 8 at the Rozsa Centre), he goes on, and on, and on . . . listing 16 different...

Why Does the Calgary Arts Centre Do World Music? Jan27

Why Does the Calgary...

by Carey Rutherford Jennifer Johnson, Director of Programming for the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, and the main organizer of their World Music Series, is a philosopher. Her exact words are: “Why does the Arts Centre do world music? Is she a poet? Is she a musician? Is she a woman...

The Calgary Folk Festival is not just for Folkies Jul25

The Calgary Folk Fes...

by Carey Rutherford Irony is the great equalizer in most parts of life, and it is always apparent in good art. Music offers many opportunities for irony, and the best part is when it’s not just hidden in the songs, but rampant in the musical environment, as well. For example, my first musical...

The Music Festivals are Coming: Kiwanis, Expo Latino & other spicy sounds Mar27

The Music Festivals ...

by Carey Rutherford In an effort to make up for my incomplete summary of Calgary’s music festivals, after having declared the huge number and variety of them, the need has arisen to describe, expostulate, enthuse, and clamor about more of these wonderful events. Right now. The Music Festival...