The Clash Speaking Inuktitut = The Jerry Cans

The Clash Speaking Inuktitut = The Jerry Cans

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jerryCansThey are“… what would happen if The Clash had grown up speaking Inuktitut…” according to Penguin Eggs.

Fast rising northern stars, The Jerry Cans perform a delicious mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae.

Calling them unique is as much of an understatement as calling the universe big.

Let’s just say they’re wonderfully exciting, fantastic, and fun.

Passionate about preserving Inuktitut, they perform many of their songs in that language.

But it’s not their political or cultural motives that have grabbed people’s attention.

It’s the way that people, ranging from elders to young folk, cannot resist dancing to their high-energy tunes.

Taj Weekes & Adowa Bringing a Reggae Groove to Mariposa

Taj Weekes & Adowa Bringing a Reggae Groove to Mariposa

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tajWeeksTaj Weekes & Adowa unite social consciousness with a Reggae groove, then blend in elements of acoustic roots-rock and Afro-folk.

Theirs is a rich and vibrant sound that defies genre and has garnered critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences around the globe.

The band members hail from Jamaica, Dominica, Barbados and St. Lucia, providing a rich base of experience on which to produce a unique yet veritable pan-Caribbean sound.

Their performances are soul stirring and ‘rootsy’, delivering beautifully enchanting vocals and thought-provoking messages.

Musically, lyrically and rhythmically, this exciting group reflects the best from the past while elevating the Reggae genre to greater musical heights.

Find our more and listen to some of their great tunes on our Taj Weekes & Adowa Pinterest Board.

Elephant Revival: Bound to Take Mariposa By Storm

Elephant Revival: Bound to Take Mariposa By Storm

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elephantRevivalEvery once in a while, a truly original, fantastic-sounding group comes along and creates excitement on the Americana music scene.

Meet Elephant Revival!

Transcendental folk is perhaps the best way to describe their exciting musical stylings.

They are a troupe of accomplished players and vocalists, composers and songwriters that incorporates elements of Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, original folk pieces, traditional ballads, bluegrass, gypsy, psychedelic country, indie rock, reggae, jazz and an occasional hip-hop beat into a pleasing sonic mélange.

Individually and collectively, they have performed with or opened for a wide range of celebrated performers from Bela Fleck and Little Feat to George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – how cool is that?

Five simple words represent the ethos of this unique grouping of talent that shares a commitment to responsible environmental stewardship, “Where words fail… music speaks.”

Mariposa Folk Festival is very pleased to welcome Elephant Revival to our stage. Once you see them perform live, we are pretty sure that you will be pleased too!

Check out our Elephant Revival story board on Pinterest. While you’re there, click on Follow Board to get updates.