This year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival included acts from Canada, the U.S., Australia, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Italy and Korea, to name a few. This is probably one of the most enjoyable things about Folk Fest—you get to discover bands you never knew existed (which can be a gamble given the $170 ticket price).
The first band I saw was Zimbabwe’s Makoomba on the main stage Friday afternoon. They were amazing, but there wasn’t much opportunity to dance because everyone was lounging around on their reserved space.
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