Monday, 25 July 2011

Calgary Folk Music Festival - Review

This is a review of Calgary Folk Music Festival by The Calgary Herald:
As 2011's Calgary Folk Music Festival rolled to a close Sunday night after a full day of sunshine, it was before a sold-out crowd of roughly 13,000 gently swaying to the agreeable strains of that sturdy Canuck institution, Blue Rodeo.

At 70, Buffy Sainte-Marie certainly has the right to rest on her laurels as a performer. But if the Cree native was supposed to keep her Sunday set mellow, she apparently did not get the memo. An expert at mixing strains of native language and music with popular music, she was in fine form and voice Sunday night. By the time she and her band danced offstage to powerful Powwow strains, she had earned her standing ovation.

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