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August 16, 2006

Salmon Arm Blues & Roots Festival

Written by
cindy mcleod

14th Annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival runs August 18-20

One of the largest multi-cultural festivals in B.C.’s Interior kicks off this weekend as the Salmon Arm Blues and Roots Festival gets underway. Featuring 50 blues, world and folk artists on seven outdoor stages, the festival is returning for it’s 14th year August 18th through the 20th.

This year’s festival boasts an all-star roster of artists from around the globe, as well as showcasing both emerging and recognized Canadian greats. Below is a list of talent performing over the three days:

Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Performers Roster

Alpha yaya Diallo (Canada)
Adham Shaikh (Canada)
Alexis Puentes (Canada, Cuba)
Amir Amiri Ensemble (Canada, Iran)
Angela Harris (Canada)
Apache Indian backed by the Reggae Revolution (UK)
Baka Beyond (UK, France, Africa)
Bedouin Soundclash (Canada)
Cassius Khan Trio (Canada)
Cephas and Wiggins (US)
Corey Harris and the 5 x 5 Band (US)
Daniel Zindler (Canada)
Doug Cox and Sam Hurrie (Canada)
Downchild Blues Band (Canada)
Eblen Maccari Trio (Lebanon, Mexico)
Ecclestons (Canada)
Ellen McIlwaine with Cassius Khan (Canada)
Fabulous Thunderbirds (US)
Feist (France, Canada)
FlyBob (Canada)
Frigg (Finland, Norway)
Gospel Hummingbirds (USA)
Hawksley Workman (Canada)
Holmes Brothers (US)
Jane Eamon with Gord Brush (Canada)
Jimmy Bowskill (Canada)
John Reischman and the Jaybirds (Canada, US)
K’Naan (Canada, Somalia)
Ken Whiteley (Canada)
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne (Canada)
Kinnie Starr (Canada)
Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble (Canada)
Lagbaja (Nigeria)
Lal (Canada)
Leroy Young – The Grandmaster (Belize)
Majid Qiyam (Canada, Afghanistan)
Maria Marquez (Venezuela)
McDades (Canada)
Megan Jerome Trio (Canada)
Mel M’Rabet (Canada)
Mihirangi (New Zealand)
Niyaz (Iran, USA)
Rastrillos (Mexico)
Ray Bonneville (Canada)
Richie Havens (US)
Rick Fines (Canada)
Runaway Moon Theatre (Canada)
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion (USA)
Shiftless Rounders (US)
Studebaker John (USA)
Suzie Vinnick (Canada)
Tandava (Canada)
Ten Years After (Great Britain)
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience (USA)
Zora Young (USA)

for more information visit www.rootsandblues.ca

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