Valley Arts Award 2017 – Ken Shorley

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The Valley Arts Award is presented to someone who has made a significant, long-term contribution to the Arts in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. This year’s winner is Ken Shorley – a diverse percussionist who specializes in the hand drumming traditions of the Middle East and India. Though he’s been based in Wolfville for over 20 years, his musical passions have taken him around the globe. Ken is also an avid player and teacher of Indonesian gamelan music. His ensemble, Mindful Flower Gamelan, is the first of its kind in the Maritimes and performs traditional and contemporary music for gamelan degung. The group’s first recording, featuring new gamelan music by Canadian and Indonesian composers, is currently in post-production.

In recent years, Ken has been a featured performer at the Halifax Jazz Festival, Sound Symposium, Prismatic Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Sunfest, Mosaiq Festival, here at the Deep Roots Music Festival, and on national broadcasts for CBC Radio 2. Ken is also the co-director of World in Wolfville, a community organization that has, for more than 10 years, focused on presenting world music concerts, workshops, and happenings in the greater Wolfville area. (Watch for a return of their popular “Drum Night” happening this November!).

 Some of Ken’s current projects include teaching Gamelan and World Music courses at Acadia University; leading the 10-piece Turko-Balkan dance party band, ORO! Orkestra; composing and touring with his hand-drumming group, Ken Shorley Trio; collaborating with cellist India Yeshe Gailey in the chamber music duo, Bonsai; and sharing the stage with the amazing Nasr sisters (Ariana, Sahara, and Kamila) in the world music ensemble, ASHK.

 Ken will receive the 2017 Valley Arts Award at our Festival Finale on Sunday.

www.kenshorley.com

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DEEP ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL NEXT WEEKEND …

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Deep Roots Music Festival 2017 is fast approaching.  Have you got your tickets?  

To start the whole wonderful weekend off, and with thanks to the support of Atlantic Presenters Association, RADARTS, and Canadian Heritage’s Canada 150 Program, Lennie Gallant brings his show Searching For Abegweit from a  three year runaway  theatrical hit in PEI to our Deep Roots’ stage.  We’re thrilled and so looking forward to this year’s festival kick off.  

And then there is the rest of the weekend!  Check the schedule.  It’s going to be a good one …

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2017 Deep Roots Music Festival Schedule now available

2017 Deep Roots Music Festival News

This year’s Deep Roots Music Festival  two page, downloadable schedule is now available.  

If you have been waiting to buy tickets until you had more specific details, the time has arrived!  Check it out.  Download it.  Make copies.  Pass along the good news.  Pass it along to friends. Put it up on your fridge.  Anticipate and look forward to another great festival.  

Don’t wait to buy tickets and risk a sold out show. Tickets on line through Ticketpro.   You can also drop by any of their outlets … in the valley, those would be Wilson’s Pharmasave, Berwick and Kentville; Cochrane’s Pharmasave, Wolfville; Home Hardware, Windsor.

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Deep Roots Music Festival 2017 – All ticket options now available

2017 Deep Roots Music Festival News

Tickets to individual shows are now available.   Head over to Ticketpro for tickets and/or 3-day or 4-day passes which are also still available there.

Shows, especially the main stage, do sell out so don’t wait!  Buy your tickets or passes now.  

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Summer Music Series – Picnic in the Park, Wolfville

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Still some great evenings of music coming up in this joint venture.  Have you checked it out yet?

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DEEP ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 PRESS RELEASE

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PRESS RELEASE

14th Annual Deep Roots Music Festival

September 21-24, 2017  –  Wolfville, NS

For Immediate Release – June 21, 2017

The Deep Roots Music Festival is happy to announce its line-up for 2017. The annual festival takes place September 21st to 24th in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and surrounding area. Through partnerships with the Atlantic Presenters Association and RADARTS, and Canadian Heritage’s Canada 150 Program, the festival will bring in exciting and diverse acts such as Juno winners Alex Cuba, and The Swinging Belles, and to kick off the festival on Thursday, September 21st, Lennie Gallant with his multimedia spectacle, Searching for Abegweit. This incredibly popular show is a fitting introduction to a celebration of our roots, as our region shares the culture, language and traditions of the Mi’kmaq and Acadian people who lived here long before the Canadian confederation. [click to continue…]

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Early Bird Pass prices end tomorrow – June 15th!

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If you have been thinking about picking up the early bird pass … DO IT NOW …  sale ends Thursday, June 15th at midnight. If you need enticement, here are a few of the confirmed performers coming to this year’s Festival:

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HILLSBURN Concert, June 17th, Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville

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If you were one of the audience members who put  this dynamic group on your list of “must see again” after their  amazing performance at last year’s Festival or if you missed that opportunity, your chance is coming up real soon. Tickets are available through Box of Delights Bookstore (call them or drop by the store). Tickets will also be available at the door. [click to continue…]

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Blossom “BLUESMOBILE” Dance, May 27th, Wolfville Farmers’ Market

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The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival celebrates its 85th year and Deep Roots Cooperative, with Bluesmobile,  joins in the revelry to host a dance party. Bluesmobile will provide the rhythm and the blues, some up town funk, a dose of classic rock and yes, a smidgen of disco. [click to continue…]

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Caleb Miles opening for Corb Lund, April 30th, 2017

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Just announced … local musician Caleb Miles will play an opening solo set for Corb Lund, Festival Theatre, Wolfville, on April 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  Going to be a great night!  Don’t wait.  Get tickets now!! [click to continue…]

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