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Der Heisser

Sponsored by NSLC (Festival Partner) Der Heisser – Yiddish for “the Hot One” – performs Jewish klezmer music, with that unmistakable Eastern European sound of Romania, Hungary, Russia, and traveling Gypsies. The newly formed band was founded by two of Halifax’s “hot ones”- violinist Gina Burgess and double bassist Adam Fine – and features drummer…

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Gypsophilia

Sponsored by NSLC (Festival Partner) Halifax-based Gypsophilia combines swing-jazz and European gypsy music, incorporating elements of tango, klezmer, funk, classical music, indie, and be-bop, all melded together with their own modern edge. Admired by audiences young and old, the septet’s passionate, exciting and sophisticated sound has quickly catapulted them to unprecedented jazz popularity. Gypsophilia’s debut…

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Unisson

Sponsored by the Town of Wolfville (Community Partner) Unisson came to life in 2008 to play for passing tourists wanting to hear local music in Clare, Nova Scotia. Members of the group have been performing in the Acadian Shore’s Musique de la Baie program (a series of “kitchen parties” held at participating restaurants) since its…

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The Hupman Brothers

Sponsored by the following Friends of the Festival: Country Stoves & Sunrooms Ltd., Vision Care Optometry Centre, The Odd Book, Muddy’s Convenience Store, Acton’s Grill & Cafe, Herbin Jewellers, The Box of Delights Bookshop, & Valley Stationers Ltd. A mainstay of the local music scene in the Annapolis Valley, The Hupman Brothers deliver infectious, virtuosic…

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The Lost Tourists

Sponsored by Gardenhouse B & B (Friends of the Festival) The Lost Tourists’ smooth and lively grooves are reminiscent of long, hot Havana nights. Frederic Mujica, a former headliner for top resorts in Cuba, showcases his guitar and vocal talents, while Csaba Kanyasi provides an energetic heartbeat to the music with his percussion playing. Based…

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Ian Sherwood

Sponsored by Long & McQuade (Festival Contributors) Dartmouth native Ian Sherwood mixes catchy melodies and heart-breaking stories with intricate guitar loops, saxophones and pop/rock/jazz grooves to create music that has been described as “traditional singer/songwriter style at it’s essence” by CBC Radio one. His energetic stage show and honest presentation have quickly gained him recognition…