Manitoba Live Music Event

Manitoba Folkways

Friday, Oct 28, 2011 at 9:30pm
From Giants
Leonard Sumner
Dan Frechette
Rob Waddell
Tim Barlow / Few Who Do / Dad and Kid
Ed Penner
Ian La Rue & The Heartbeat City
Rob Crooks
The Abigails
Willy Nilly
The Lo Pub
330 Kennedy Street, HI Downtowner Hostel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Door Cost


Alan Lomax was an American folklorist and ethnomusicologist. He was one of the great field collectors of folk music and spent much of the early part of the 20th century driving across America in a car that he modified to house his recording equipment so that he could record the folk music of the American people. He contributed a large amount of recording to what would come to be the Smithsonian Folkways Collection. Smithsonian Folkways states that their mission "is to document people’s music."

Manitoba Folkways is an endeavor similar in nature to Lomax’s and the mission of the Folkways Collection. Artists Jen Delos Reyes and Kerri-Lynn Reeves drove across Manitoba in search of examples of contemporary vernacular music about the lives of Manitobans. Manitoba Folkways is an audio portrait of the province today.

Receive a copy of the Vol. 1 vinyl with the price of admission on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Lo Pub.

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