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Mae Maes – Ryoko’s band at Mukunomi Fureai Matsuri

Konnichi-Mae! To complete the trifecta of tunes from Saturday’s Matsuri comes my favourite!

Ryoko’s band Mae Maes played at a community outdoor festival (you can see video some of the other performers elsewhere in this archive) and several of the usual supporters were out on a sunny and surprisingly hot day, including the effervescent Tadanori Suzumura-san – “the Shacho” (boss) is a singer himself and a huge supporter of local music. 

Here we are hanging out: 

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Boocuss (ska punk from Okayama, Japan) at a community festival

Saw a great band Saturday, Nov. 23rd at Mukunomi Fureai Matsuri (where Ryoko’s Mae Maes also performed) called Boocuss , a ska-punk funtime band.

Looking forward to seeing them again in a more suited venue (this was an outdoor community festival which was cool but ya know, not ideal for their style).

Anyhow, here’s a little variety pack video.

Trio: Sax, Drums and Singing at a Japanese Festival

 

An interesting trio with jamming alto sax, quirky on-in-one drum kit, and trad vocals as seen at Mukunomi Fureai Matsuri (festival) on Okayama, Japan, Nov. 23, 2019.

Bagpipers and Drums at Highland Games, Victoria, Canada

 
Bagpipes and Drums at Victoria Highland Games, British Columbia, Canada, 2016.
 
Don’t know the band’s name, nor the song, but i do enjoy hearing the lovely tones. Hope you enjoy as well. 

Festival Express Redux: a cross-Canada train trip exploring art, culture, media and business

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#Translink – needed a festival express today…

For the record *still* waiting for bus … #Translink – needed a festival express today… Got a bevvie handy?

high degree of transit difficulty – 4x transfers for tasty beers…

Heading to german sommerfest at scandanavian cultural centre in burnaby – high degree of transit difficulty – 4x transfers for tasty beers

The edelweiss dancers are done – nothing to do but drink beer and eat bratwurst…

The edelweiss dancers are done – nothing to do but drink beer and eat bratwurst (& tasty deserts) at german sommerfest in burnaby

now waiting for bus (I.e. the usual)…

Killed a batch of warstieners and kong ludwig weissbier plus bockwurst at german sommerfest – now waiting for bus (I.e. the usual)

Parade of Lost Souls, 2007 Soundscape – Urban Vancouver #5

Photo by Ianiv & Arieanna

Follow along on: Aural Wanderings at the Parade of Lost Souls (.mp3, 30MB, 37:35)

Wandering around enjoying community entertainment along Commercial Drive during the Parade of Lost Souls festival during the pagan Halloween in Vancouver, BC, Oct. 2007. Features drums, fireworks, mariachis and conversation snippets.