Folks fest's Block Heater to incorporate Inuk singer Tanya Tagaq, Daniel Romano's Outfit

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Polaris Prize-winning Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq will return to Calgary after a four-year touring hiatus as one of many performers at The Calgary Folks Music Competition’s Block Heater, which is able to run at numerous venues from Feb. 15 to 17.

Twenty-seven artists from eight nations are scheduled to play over three days on the Calgary Folks Music Competition’s February showcase. Different acts introduced embody Daniel Romano’s Outfit, Quebec’s Matt Holubowski, Portuguese-raised singer-songwriter Nico Paulo, Halifax alt-popster Wealthy Aucoin, July Speak’s Peter Desires, California Americana act The Satan Makes Three, American “roots orchestra” Dustbowl Revival, Dene siblings Sechile Sedare, Montreal soul singer Dominique Fils-Aime, Mali guitarist Vieux Farka Toure, France/U.Ok. outfit That is the Equipment, nation blues singer-songwriter Cat Clyde and Vancouver’s Empanadas Ilegales.

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Dominique Fils-Aime. Picture by Andreanne Gauthier. jpg

Locals Kue Varo & The Solely Hopes, hip-hop act KtheChosen and The Knomads, singer-songwriter Jolene Marie, Lethbridge’s Starpainter and roots collective The Mud Collectors are additionally scheduled to carry out. Live shows shall be held at Competition Corridor, Ironwood Stage & Grill, the Blues Can, The Palace Theatre, Central United Church, the #1 Legion and Olympic Plaza.

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