May 2015

Every Child Gets to Join-In with Sing Along Tim

A vocal explorer who pushes the boundaries of her voice, Teresa Doyle experiments with new vocal colours, extended vocal techniques, and vocal textures from other cultures. Her exploration has taken her around the world singing with Kenyan farm women, a Japanese lute player, Tibetan overtone singers,...

Thought Provoking, Highly Entertaining Verse – George Elliott Clarke

Poet, playwright and literary critic, George Elliott Clarke is a seventh-generation Canadian of African-American and Mi’kmaq Amerindian heritage. He has been instrumental in promoting the work of writers of African descent, especially those of Nova Scotia. Clarke has published in a variety of genres including verse collections,...

Vocal Explorer Teresa Doyle Coming to Mariposa

A vocal explorer who pushes the boundaries of her voice, Teresa Doyle experiments with new vocal colours, extended vocal techniques, and vocal textures from other cultures. Her exploration has taken her around the world singing with Kenyan farm women, a Japanese lute player, Tibetan overtone singers,...

An Articulation of a Generation’s Heartbeat – Ian Keteku

The poetry of Ian Keteku is an articulation of a generation’s heartbeat. A magician with syntax, he conjures new realities all in an attempt to better understand our existence. Keteku is a two time national slam champion and the 2010 World Poetry Slam champion. He has showcased his...

Griddle Pickers – Acoustic Country and Bluegrass

Acoustic country and bluegrass band, The Griddle Pickers is dedicated to producing organic, homegrown music steeped in the area’s diverse mix of musical traditions. They’re a tight and close-knit group, with brothers Sean and Dale Patrick providing lightning-quick pickin’, supported by bassist Mike Milner and his...

Acclaimed Producer, Recording Engineer, Song Writer and Arranger Steve Addabbo

Grammy nominated Steve Addabbo set the standard for the singer songwriter genre with his acclaimed production, recording engineering, writing and arranging acumen. He’s also a notable stage performer, and recently released his first full-length album of his own recordings, Out of Nothing (2015), after testing the...

Ariko Making Their Mariposa Return

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...

Lucho Quequezana Riding a High to Mariposa

With his music transcending into youthful playfulness - even as an established, internationally renowned artist - conventional descriptions cannot do justice to the story of Lucho Quequezana. Nurtured on Andean Peruvian rhythms, his horizons then expanded to a broad range of Peruvian music, mixed with foreign...

Virtuoso Michele Gazich to Perform at Mariposa

Musician, composer, songwriter and music producer, Michele Gazich, is known for his trademark style on the violin. He has played in orchestras, chamber music groups, and with singer songwriters, and has performed his own songs in Europe and throughout the world. Appearing on more than fifty albums,...

Songwriter and Poet Inge Andersen to Perform at Mariposa

Inge Andersen has always loved poetry and music. Inspired by Dutch poets such as Hans Andreus and Ellen Warmond, the Canadian poet Irving Layton, and songwriters like Phil Ochs, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor, she has written many poems and songs. She continued to write while performing...