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2nd annual World Tradition FusionFest set for this weekend

The stage is about for the 2nd annual World Tradition FusionFest with dozens of artists becoming a member of forces for a free two-day occasion in North Bay this weekend.

The stage is about for the 2nd annual World Tradition FusionFest with dozens of artists becoming a member of forces for a free two-day occasion in North Bay this weekend.

“Final 12 months’s FusionFest was a three-stage ‘Avenue Social gathering’,” says Dermot Wilson, of the host group, Nipissing Area Curatorial Collective. “This 12 months we’re increasing this system to incorporate Gaelic, South American acts and a tremendous Indigenous ensemble led by Sunny-O on the native flute.”

The beat begins to roll Saturday at 151 Foremost St. East (previously scheduled for the Good2Go backlot) however now on the new group theater within the coronary heart of Downtown North Bay. The transfer might be safer and higher for the present, on the recommendation of Bryan Bouchard Sound and Lighting, however it’ll nonetheless “make a press release” for each the performers and viewers, Wilson says.

Six combos of quite a lot of performers are scheduled from 11 am by means of 9 pm at 151 Foremost St. Saturday, with the enjoyable persevering with Sunday on the Co-Working Place at 176 Lakeshore Drive and Large Drugs Studio at 161 Couchie Memorial Drive, Duchesnay Village, Nipissing First Nation (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.).

North Bay’s Justine Gogoua, the inventive director of the occasion and one of many performers, says it’s a uncommon alternative to see such a range of high-level expertise in a single place free of charge.

“We’re excited to carry such a set of expertise and tradition collectively so the artists and public can benefit from the spirit of collaboration and fusion,” says Gogoua, including there isn’t any payment being charged in order many individuals as attainable can profit from the optimistic vibrations.

First act up saturday after an 11 am opening ceremony is Toronto artists, Pat Robitaille and Amadou Kienou becoming a member of gifted forces with Abel Maxwell, Ariel Hyatt and DJ Moussa following at 1:40 pm

Medussah takes over at 2:20 pm and at 3 pm Dany Laj and buddies conserving the nice vibrations going. David Laronde and Pat Robitaille take the stage at 4 pm, adopted by

Tom Crimson, Vlad Bilan and Kienou are up at 4:40 pm Kienou, Rob Joanisee and April Jones are hitting the stage at 5:20 pm efficiency.

Gogoua is on once more at 6:10 pm, joined by Steph Leroux and Herve Mility and the Snowbirds. CORVID David McCallum and buddies are slated for six:40 pm, adopted by Hyperboreal with Joanisse up at 7:30 pm DJ Moussa, DJ SndFrq and Gogoua at 8:30 pm

On sunday at 2 pm, Kienou and Joanisse bang the drums at Large Drugs Studio, 161 Couchie Memorial Drive, Duchesnay Village, Nipissing First Nation for an enormous jam with Beautiful Sound Corpse DJ SndFrq, Tom Crimson and James Miles.

In the meantime, at 176 Lakeshore Drive (the previous Tweedsmuir faculty on the Gertrude intersection) there’s an Indigenous Jam that includes David Laronde and Debajehmujig Storytellers starting at 11 am DJ Moussa, Gogoua and Jones are scheduled for two pm They’re adopted by Herve Mility and Leroux at 4 pm, the identical time as a Francofusion Jam that includes Gab Lavoie, Tom Crimson and Ariel Hyatt and household (cut up between the courtyard and the NRCC’s Suite 14.

The World Tradition FusionFest is made attainable by sponsors and contributing companions: Division of Canada Heritage, Lengthy and McQuade’s Musical Devices, Good2Go, Nipissing Tradition Days, and Treatment Developments.

Amadou Kienou:

Born in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, in a household of griots of Dafing origin, Amadou Kienou is the seventh son of Baba Kiénou. From his early childhood, he was launched to music. Additionally a sportsman, he participates in soccer and athletics tournaments and competitions inside the Nationwide Institute of Youth and Sports activities of Burkina Faso. Nevertheless, I’ve devoted his life to music and dance. He performs a number of conventional devices such because the djembe, the balafon, the doundoun, the tama and the n’goni. First soloist of the Instrumental Ensemble of Burkina Faso in 1986, he joined the Wamde firm of Moussognouma Kouyate in 1988, then in 1989 the inventive ensemble of Désiré Bonogo during which he turned the primary percussionist. Between 1992 and 1994, he composed music for modern dance creations beneath the course of Lassane Congo. In 1995, he created with members of his household (brothers, sisters, cousins) a bunch referred to as Amadou Kiénou and the Ensemble Fôteban. He additionally works with choreographer Salia Sanou on coaching initiatives.

Abbel Maxwell:

Together with his ardour for arts and tradition, Abel Maxwell evokes freshmen and professionals to excel in what they do. He studied in three totally different continents (Africa, Europe and North America – Nationwide Conservatories of Dakar, Lyon, Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatory of Toronto) and holds a level in Enterprise Administration with a focus in Funds/Advertising and marketing from Universite Professionnelle Internationale Rene Cassin ( CEFAM Lyon, France) in 2005. Abel Maxwell helps his shoppers (professionals, mid-sized organizations in academic, well being & religious sectors) acquire larger worth by means of consulting providers utilizing Leisure and Inspirational talking. Abel based the Lyon Gospel Mass Choir (130 vocalists), a choir nonetheless acting at a number of worldwide capabilities and in addition launched in 2006 his first album produced beneath the Alter Ego Music document label (France).

Ever since he moved to Ontario in 2007, Abel has impressed numerous individuals by means of the humanities and has an excessive amount of affect on totally different organizations (Nationwide Affiliation of Music Trade – ANIM, Connexion Jeunesse Afrique Canada – CJCA, Middle Reveil Worldwide, Skilled Affiliation of Music Professionals – APCM) and enterprise initiatives in Ontario as a Director and Producer at BODB Leisure Company.


An experimental electronica musical duo from Ecuador based mostly in North Bay, Medussah performs with a spread of unique compositions from pop to bop that interprets sound from heavy and hazy to upbeat rhythms. The viewers is carried to outer area and again on a musical journey. On Sept. 10, they have been featured within the Gorilla Grooves occasion that carried out in North Bay’s iconic Masonic Temple with further occasions deliberate this fall. The band has been featured in festivals around the globe, profitable prizes and recognition for his or her unique model of expertise and musicianship. The musicians of Medussah carried out many reside occasions in South America and a profitable tour of the UK, they’ve been within the studio rehearsing and recording their music with native recording professionals.

Gabriel Lavoy:

A contract musician from North Bay, Gabriel Lavoie specializes as a keyboardist, drummer and producer, and is at the moment based mostly in Toronto. Gabriel begins as a classical piano pupil, finishing his research with the Royal Conservatory of Music to acquire his ARCT. Throughout highschool, he was a part of the teams Unisson and Café Chantant during which he performed the keyboard and the drums. As a pupil at Nipissing College, he based the English rock group Kings of Our Kin with whom he recorded an EP and a full album. Lively in English and French, Gab had the prospect and continues to accompany on stage artists corresponding to Patrick Wright, Daniel-Groleau Landry, The Beautiful Feathers, Kyris, Alex Southey, Kalila Badali, and Aniqa Expensive. Gab additionally works within the studio, having typically labored with Shawn Sasyniuk, and having recorded keyboard tracks for Daniel Groleau-Landry, Iduna, Alex Southey, and Matt Thibeault.

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