Mariposa Folk Foundation announces release of Video Vignette celebrating Buffy Sainte-Marie
Mariposa Folk Festival, in co-promotion with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, is releasing a video vignette showcasing the music and history of the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie. The Mariposa Virtual Stage will be hosting this short video, titled “Episode 3” on Mariposa’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MariposaFolkFestivalOfficial) at 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 18th. For those who miss the launch event, the vignette will also be available on Mariposa’s website at www.mariposafolk.com.
These Mariposa Virtual Stage’s “Episodes” are unlike any other online concerts, as they pay homage to folk and Mariposa legends by combining rare and unearthed archival footage with compelling contemporary performances. The Episodes are a celebration of the Mariposa Folk Festival’s 60th anniversary and another example of Mariposa remaining “true to our roots – for generations to come”. Episode 3 will be hosted by CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter Producer and Host Shelagh Rogers. It features historical footage of Buffy Sainte-Marie from the 1960’s to the present day. Celeigh Cardinal, winner of the 2020 Juno Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year, adds a powerful, personal performance of Buffy’s classic anthem “Universal Soldier”.
Mariposa Folk Festival takes place July 6th, 7th and 8th, 2018, in beautiful Tudhope Park in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, on the shores of scenic Lake Couchiching.
According to Artistic Director, Liz Scott, “We’ve got an exciting mix of music, from worldwide sensations like Walk Off the Earth to Canadian treasures like Valdy to international stars like Nick Lowe and right back to the family area with puppet shows and hula hoop workshops and karaoke.” Scott added, “We’re staying true to our roots while providing a balanced and fun-filled folk festival with a strong focus on community. Lots of stages and interactive activities in a beautiful park. It’s a great way to spend a summer weekend!”.
The 3-day Mariposa Folk Festival will have song, story, dance and craft on more than ten stages. Tent and RV camping is available on the festival site. Special pricing for youth and young adults. Kids 12 & under admitted free.
According to Festival Chair, Pam Carter, “It’s shaping up to be one of the best editions of Mariposa Folk Festival in decades. Ticket sales are very robust, and we haven’t even announced all of our programming yet.” Carter hinted at an upcoming announcement about an important figure in Canadian folk music history, stating “Soon we will share some exciting news about a prestigious event planned for the Main Stage”.
Here is the full lineup for Mariposa Folk Festival 2018 in alphabetical order:
A.J. Croce, Abigail Lapell, Alan Doyle, Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian, Angelique Francis, Angie Nussey, Anh Phung, Ariko, Bahamas, Bill & Joel Plaskett, Birds of Bellwoods, Blind Boy Paxton, Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Cécile,
Doo-Kingué, Danny Michel, Dave Penny, Defying Gravity: A Tribute to Jesse Winchester, Earle and Coffin, Élage Diouf, Fast Romantics, Fitzgerald Sisters, Fred Eaglesmith, Fränder, Gareth Pearson, Good Enough Live Karaoke, Good Lovelies, Hat Fitz & Cara, Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni, Iskwé, Jenie Thai, Kevin Breit, Land Of Talk, Larkin Poe, Leif Vollebekk, Lisa LeBlanc, Madison Galloway, Mark Reeves, Molly Tuttle, Mélisande [électrotrad], Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, Port Cities, Shreem, Skye Wallace, Slocan Ramblers, Tami Neilson, The Free Label, The Heavyweights Brass Band, The Kubasonics, The Matchedash Parish, The Wanted, The Western Swing Authority, Treasa Levasseur, Valdy, Walk Off The Earth, Wendell Ferguson, Zachary Lucky.
Mike Hill, Author of The Mariposa Folk Festival: A History – Mariposa Talks Interview
In this Mariposa Talks Interview, Mike Hill, author of The Mariposa Folk Festival: A History, published by Dundurn Press, regales viewers with interesting anecdotes from what is the definitive book about Mariposa’s storied past. The ‘tell all’ relies on a rich treasure trove of incidents, surprises, ups and downs, and personal recollections of Mariposa Folk Festival. Some interesting nuggets are served-up in this edition of Mariposa Talks.