Working and Performing in the USA with Liana White
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by Folk Music Ontario
5d ago
In this week's episode, we chat with Liana White, the Executive Director of the Canadian National Office of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, otherwise known as the CFM. Liana provides an in-depth overview of US immigration and visas, focusing specifically on the requirements for Canadian musicians looking to work and perform in the US. She explores various scenarios to clarify when a visa is necessary and offers detailed guidance to address common questions. Find the CFM online: Facebook Website About Liana White Liana is the Executive Director of the C ..read more
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All Things Folk Alliance International with Jennifer Roe
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by Folk Music Ontario
2w ago
Welcome back to the third season of ReFolkUs. In this week's episode, we chat with Jennifer Roe, the Executive Director of Folk Alliance International. Jennifer dives into all things Folk Alliance, sharing insights about the organization's history, growth, and exciting plans for the future. She also discusses their annual conference, highlighting what makes next year's 2025 event in Montreal, Quebec unique. Additionally, Jennifer introduces FOLK+, an online music conference featuring expert panels, networking opportunities, showcases, and more. FOLK+ is taking place from June 5-6th, 2024. Regi ..read more
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The Art of Booking Pt. 6 - Hillside Festival with Samir Baijal
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by Folk Music Ontario
3M ago
Today, we are releasing the sixth episode in our series titled ‘The Art of Booking’ where we speak with Artistic Directors of music festivals from across Canada. In this week's episode, we speak with Samir Baijal, the Artistic Director of Hillside Festival on Guelph Lake Island in Guelph, Ontario. Samir chats about his process of booking both the lineup and the workshops and the importance of fostering community through the festival. He also delves into how Hillside serves as a model for a 'green festival' — designed to minimize its environmental impact after the event ends. Find Hillside Fe ..read more
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The Art of Booking Pt. 5 - Vancouver Island MusicFest with Doug Cox
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by Folk Music Ontario
4M ago
Today, we are releasing the fifth episode in our series titled ‘The Art of Booking’ where we speak with Artistic Directors of music festivals from across Canada. In this week's episode, we chat to Doug Cox, the Artistic Director of Vancouver Island MusicFest in the Comox Valley in Courtenay, BC. Doug discusses the format of this campground festival, which includes six distinct stages. He also explains his process of booking artists for the festival each year and dives into why he looks for artists that want to engage with the festival in more ways than just playing their set on stage. Find V ..read more
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Addressing Climate Justice with Luke Wallace
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by Folk Music Ontario
4M ago
Today on ReFolkUs, we chat to Luke Wallace. Luke touches on the ways in which he incorporates climate justice into his music by inspiring others through messages of hope, unity, and power. Luke also discusses his belief in initiating change collectively rather than individual thinking and addresses his perspective on how the music industry and artists can respond to the climate emergencies that we face. Find Luke Wallace online: Instagram Facebook Patreon Website ____________________ Luke Wallace is a songwriter, speaker, choral arranger and environmental champion from the Coast Salish Te ..read more
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The Art of Booking Pt. 4 - Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival with Louis Robitaille
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by Folk Music Ontario
5M ago
Today, we are releasing the fourth episode in our series titled ‘The Art of Booking’ where we speak with Artistic Directors of music festivals from across Canada. In this week's episode, we chat to Louis Robitaille, the Artistic Director of Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Louis discusses the format of the festival, which includes performance sets on the main stage, fiddle and dance workshops, and song circles. He also touches on his process of building the lineups each year and how he seeks to book artists based on the the ..read more
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In Conversation with Aysanabee
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by Folk Music Ontario
5M ago
Today on ReFolkUs, we chat to Aysanabee. We discuss the incredible trajectory of his career — from his roots as a journalist to a fulltime music artist. He also delves into how he became the first artist signed to Ishkōdé Records, reflects on his experience performing at the 2023 Juno Awards and discusses why he feels every musician should be attending music conferences. Buy/Listen to Aysanabee’s latest EP Here and Now, released October 2023 Catch Aysanabee’s upcoming tour with Allison Russell  Follow Aysanabee: Instagram Facebook Website _________________ Juno-nominated artist Aysan ..read more
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The Art of Booking Pt. 3 - Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival with James Keelaghan
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by Folk Music Ontario
5M ago
Today, we are releasing the third episode in our series titled ‘The Art of Booking’ where we speak with Artistic Directors of music festivals from across Canada. In this week's episode, we chat to James Keelaghan, the Artistic Director of Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival in Owen Sound, Ontario. James chats to us about what he looks for when programming the lineup and booking artists for the festival. He also shares how his career as a touring musician has taken him to festivals around the world, allowing him to gather inspiration to incorporate into the fabric of Summerfolk - elevating the ..read more
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Identity & Creative Expression with Janice Jo Lee
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by Folk Music Ontario
5M ago
Today on ReFolkUs, we chat to Janice Jo Lee about the interplay between identity and creativity. Janice discusses how her Korean identity informs the narrative of her creative expression, and how music and art that is rooted in personal identity evoke both empathy and connection. Janice also fills us in on her latest album, Ancestor Song and discusses the themes that are present within. Buy/Listen to Janice Jo Lee’s latest album Ancestor Song, released November 2023. Follow Janice Jo Lee Instagram Facebook Website ____________________ Janice Jo Lee (she/they) aka E Sing Hey, is an award-w ..read more
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Transcending Cultural Boundaries with Just Prince
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by Folk Music Ontario
7M ago
This week on ReFolkUs, we chat with Just Prince about his musical influences from both Eastern classical and Western music. Through his superb musicianship and artistry, he weaves these influences together to create a distinctive sound that is uniquely his own. Just Prince also discusses his ambitions for the future as a music artist, his strategies for overcoming self-doubt and discusses his recent achievement of winning the 2023 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award for his song 'Kamli'. Listen to 'Kamli'Listen to the Hariharan Ghazal in a blues scale Find Just Prince on social media:Instagra ..read more
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