Showcase 4 - Friday, November 7, 8 pm

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 20:00

Alejandra Ribera

Her sound, unmistakable as it is undefinable, has garnered the attention of her contemporaries. She was invited to sing “I Am Cuba” on the Skydiggers album She Comes Into the Room and performed alongside blues queen Jackie Richardson, Steven Page, Teddy Thompson, the Art of Time Ensemble and Quartetto Gelato at Koerner and Massey Hall respectively.

Her debut album La boca is a richly textured, multilingual album that reflects the artist’s roots as much as the journey she took to bring it to fruition. The artist now divides her time between Montreal, Paris and Malaga where she continues to create. Most of all she continues to follow her instincts and respond to her heart which has faithfully led her this far.

Alejandra Ribera - Relojes - Belle et Bum 01-02-14 - 1080 HD

Contact: 
Josh Pothier, Pandyamonium
Phone: 
(416) 466-0264

Danny Michel

With three JUNO nominations, a nod for the Polaris Music Prize and ten albums under his belt, Danny Michel is unquestionably one of the finest and most charming songwriters ever to grace the stage. A musical chameleon, Danny is able to slip into many genres with ease. As his fans will attest, he is a spontaneous and fearless performer. His honest and thoughtful lyrics, earnest live performances and witty stage banter have earned him a devoted global fan base.

DANNY MICHEL "What Colour Are You?" | Soundboard.ca

Contact Room Booth: 
6
Contact: 
Rebecca Szymkow- Agents Assistant, Paquin Entertainment
Phone: 
(204) 988-1121

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys

With a slight bend of his knee, Gordie MacKeeman launches into a song. Guided by the sharp cuts of his fiddle, his famous crazy legs shake and twist with a laughing regard for physics. The whole time, his Rhythm Boys deliver a surefooted roots instrumentation to accompany the spectacle. It’s a joyful sight that divides the line between the band and the audience. It is this pomp and spirit that Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys set out to capture on their new album, Pickin’ n Clickin’.
Hailing from Prince Edward Island, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys exhilarating live show has drawn international attention. It’s roots music that sets its goals much higher than simple reproductions of the past.

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys - Promo 2012

Contact Room Booth: 
50
Contact: 
Mark Geddes, Manager / Drummer
Phone: 
(902) 218-9353

Living Voices

Share the world of Anne Frank with”” Through the Eyes of a Friend “”. A powerful combination of solo performance and archival film that brings life to history. Living Voices is dedicated to connecting audiences to the past so we can create a better future.

Living Voices presents multimedia theatre that offers a creative and personal approach to understanding important periods in history.

Living Voices: THROUGH THE EYES OF A FRIEND: THE WORLD OF ANNE FRANK

Contact Room Booth: 
19
Contact: 
Steve Cochran, Tour & Marketing, Director, Theatreworks USA
Phone: 
(212) 647-1100 x151

Manteca

Jazz-World Orchestra MANTECA has sold over 100,000 records worldwide and shared stages with Miles Davis, Ella, Van Morrison and many others. From the Hollywood Bowl to the North Sea Jazz Festival, MANTECA is one of Canada’s best-known and original instrumental bands that has created a unique and enduring highly original sound with building blocks from jazz, world, funk, folk and contemporary orchestral music. The group’s critically acclaimed 11th recording “Monday Night at the Mensa Disco” was released September, 2013. In their 35 years of playing and recording they’ve been called an institution, referred to as a legendary and Canadian jazz royalty. The reality is, MANTECA is new world jazz for the new world, a 9 member ensemble that thrills audiences with an impactful show full of exceptional musicianship, remarkable production values and a warmth of spirit and story telling that brings audiences to their feet…every time.

Manteca - Levitate at L'Astral - TVJazz.tv

Contact Room Booth: 
17
Contact: 
Nicole Rochefort, Agent, AIM: Artists In Motion
Phone: 
(416) 953-5752

The Sojourners

This is gospel music that can take a punch and remain standing. Singing praise music with their own special ‘stank’, the Vancouver based Sojourners sound just as at home in a road house bar as they do in a revival tent. The Sojourners are a rock solid unit and proof positive that faith can move mountains.

“The Sojourners (are) just plain good listening. But more importantly (they) shout for social justice by reinforcing those inseparable links between the early spirituals, gospel, and activist folk music which all arise from hope, faith and courage in the face of adversity. Listen and you shall be released.”- Marc Lindy, CFRO 100.5.

The Sojourners - Live in North Central BC

Contact Room Booth: 
45
Contact: 
Kathy Campbell, Manager, Pooka Print
Phone: 
(604) 732-6071