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Yellowknife to get first flagship electronic music festival

Yellowknife to get first flagship electronic music festival | NWT News | Scoop.it

Chad Hinchey, or Cynergii, has been busy organizing the event, set to take place at the Shorty Brown Arena, July 27 from 4 to 11:30 p.m. At press time, the festival was scheduled to have nine DJ artists, one of which is coming from Vancouver. Others on the bill will include King Friday, Dustun, Pronoia and Soda Jerk.

"It looks like we are going to hit every genre," said Hinchey of the lineup. "Through the night, we have kind of set up the lineup and the time slots to make it sort of flow through the night and gets more intense as it grows. With the deejays we have and the music styles we have, it will be a nice flow through the whole night."

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"...Hinchey is still finalizing last minute decisions with the festival, including finding ways to sell food at the event since people will be there for eight hours. Liquor will be served on premises by a local fastball team, the Home Building Centre Diamondbacks. There are also plans to have an after party at the Top Knight. ..."

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Folk on the Rocks 2009

Snippets from Yellowknife's annual music festival.
http://www.folkontherocks.com
Collaboration Project: ExChanging Beats was amazing. Featured: Red Power Squad, Dragon Fli Empire, Kaiva, Godson, Behchoko Youth Drummers.
July 17-19, 2009.

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Leela Gilday: The lure of the north is strong in her music

Leela Gilday: The lure of the north is strong in her music | NWT News | Scoop.it
Leela Gilday says the north exerts an almost gravitational pull when you’re away from it. She should know: she moved south for university when she was 17 and ended up staying for 12 years to establish her musical career, something that’s hard to do when based in the north. She returned to Yellowknife in 2008. She calls the north “a powerful place. It occupies your dreams and your daily thoughts. It’s so vast, it makes you feel what your place is on the earth in a way you can’t in the south. You feel small in the north.” Feeling small occasionally, although Gilday doesn’t say so, might be a valuable corrective to southerners’ tendency toward self-importance. There’s nothing small, however, about Gilday’s music. A blend of folk, pop and country, it captures with vigour what it means to be a native person from the north (she’s a member of the Dene First Nation).
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“I’ve travelled a lot in India and Southeast Asia. I’ve seen places where 500 years ago there was no development and now every resource is exploited. I feel protective of the north because it’s such a treasure. The earth belongs to our children and our children’s children.”
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