May 2014

My Sweet Patootie – Two Parts Exemplary Musicianship, One Part Vaudeville Comedy

This contemporary folk duo from Los Angeles sports a fresh sound with beautifully harmonized vocals, Acoustic roots group, My Sweet Patootie, brings twining vocal harmonies, monstrous finger style guitar, fiddle, percussion and abundant charisma together in one perfect package. Complete with tall tales and corny jokes,...

The Imbayakunas Bringing Andean Sounds to Mariposa

Sharing the rich Andean sounds of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, The Imbayakunas infuse traditional music with Latin and European influences, playing ancestral instruments ranging from rondador and other pan flutes, to charango and ronrocco (similar to a lute), and cajas (type of drum). Their distinctive melodies...

Pacific Curls: Put Your Finger on the Pulse of a Global Sound

Experiencing a Pacific Curls performance has been described as putting your finger on the pulse of a global sound. This talented trio has an impressive repertoire featuring the ukulele, cajon (percussion instrument), various other percussive instruments, fiddle, Taonga pūoro (traditional instruments of the Māori people), guitar,...

Havana’s Conjunto Chappottín Coming to Mariposa

Havana-based Son band, Conjunto Chappottín, has been performing since the 1940s. Currently under the direction of the trumpet player, arranger and musical director, Jesus Angel Chappotín Coto, and the percussionist and singer Miguel Cuni junior, the ensemble is one of the most renowned Son bands in...

The Barr Brothers

After a decade of criss-crossing North America with their Boston-based improvisational rock trio, a fire in a Montréal club proved providential, leading Andrew and Brad Barr in a new musical direction. On the street with what they could carry, they made friends with a waitress who...

Ariko Swinging Through Mariposa

Smiles ignite, toes tap and hips swivel when Franco-Ontarian sister group, Ariko, reaches into its quiver of tunes. Their fiddle-based music takes you on a journey through canadiana, jazz, gypsy swing and Celtic, with a repertoire that is energetic, rich in harmonies, and spiced with a...

Sarah Slean: A Modern Day Renaissance Woman

Best described as a modern day renaissance woman, Sarah Slean has made eight albums, starred in short films and a movie musical, published two volumes of poetry, held exhibitions of her paintings, written two string quartets, and shared the stage with leading orchestras. She’s been nominated...

Folk-Pop-Electro-Jazz, Ukelele-Playing, Singer-Songwriter, JoJo Worthington

Independent artist, JoJo Worthington, is a folk-pop-electro-jazz singer-songwriter who’s making a big impression with her original, catchy tunes. Best known for singing and playing ukulele, she’s accomplished on the glockenspiel, melodica and other instruments too. She started writing on guitar at the age of 14, then formed...

Iyeeeeeeeeee! – Zydeco Loco

Playing tunes in the Zydeco, Cajun, and Americana style, Zydeco Loco reaches deep into the rich musical traditions of the Louisiana bayou for inspiration. Whether it’s an original song or a reworked classic, their performances are at once piquant, fast in tempo, saucy and joyous. It’s...