FOLK MUSIC CANADA AT 2016 FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL
(February 3, 2016 - Toronto, ON) Folk Music Canada is pleased to announce its activities for the 2016 Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, including showcases, a reception and festival style workshops, all taking place under the banner of #FMCTopnotch.
Folk Music Canada is hosting 75 showcase performances, in two rooms over four days at the conference’s host hotel. These performances will feature more than 80 artists from across Canada, including five 2016 JUNO nominees and five 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award winners. The full schedule is available at www.folkmusiccanada.ca, and on our Facebook event page:
We invite you to sample some of the #FMCtopnotch showcasing artists through our two SoundCloud streams here:
Red Room https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/fmcred2016
Blue Room https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/fmcblue2016
As well, Folk Music Canada is hosting 12 collaborative ‘in-the-round’ sessions, within the theme of ‘Crossing Borders’, pairing Canadian acts with artists from the United Kingdom and the United States. During these afternoon, round-robin presentations, 20 Canadians will share the stage with 15 international artists.
All ‘Crossing Borders’ artists can be previewed here: https://soundcloud.com/folkmusiccanada/sets/cb2016
Folk Music Canada is also partnering with the CIMA and all Canadian Provincial Music Industry Associations to host the Folk Alliance Saturday night reception, preceding the official showcases.
For all the news and real time updates about our events and artists, please follow Folk Music Canada on twitter @folkmusiccanada and include the hashtag #FMCtopnotch on all your social shares about Canadian Folk artists and music during Folk Alliance.
Folk Music Canada acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Socan Foundation , FACTOR, The Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters, in making these events possible.
As well, Folk Music Canada is grateful for its 2016 Folk Alliance partners, SpinCount, The English Folk and Dance Song Society, The Canadian Federation of Musicians and Beehive Productions.
ABOUT FOLK MUSIC CANADA:
Folk Music Canada is a membership organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community and its industry. We work to raise awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada.
Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount Music Promotions