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Locarno, Breaking Boundaries
The Vancouver World Music Festival presents H'Sao from Chad/Montreal, Locarno from Mexico/Vancouver and Breaking Boundaries from Columbia/Vancouver. This will be a night of fantastic grooves from Africa to Mexico to Columbia that will be sure to get you up dancing!
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Montréal-based band from Chad H’SAO has been capturing the hearts of small audiences and large crowds alike since 2001. The band has always been passionate about sharing its unique blend of modern sound and traditional African musical influences. H’SAO has traveled the world, delivering electrifying performances, launching three innovative albums and, most of all, developing a musical signature that spans several genres and thus transcends the “world music” category
Locarno is the Latin project of JUNO Award winning musician, Tom Landa. Like him, the music is equal parts Mexican and Canadian. Tom was born and raised in Mexico City, and moved to Canada in his teens. In the mid nineties he formed the Folk Roots band, The Paperboys, who have been touring world-wide for over 20 years.
Locarno launched their second CD, ‘Luz Y Sombra’ in November 2015. The new CD is a great mix of all the different Latin idioms the band plays, and features 10 original songs, and two traditional Mexican folk songs. The CD was nominated for a Western Canada Music Award in the spring of 2016. As the CBC’s Michael Juk says, “Don’t miss the chance to see this band. You’ll find yourself singing their praises too
Breaking Boundaries Band
The band was formed Vancouver, BC in 2015 with the purpose of sharing traditional Colombian rhythms. The band interprets vallenato, cambia, currulao, maquerule, puya, sanjuaneros, bullerengue, and agaubajos.
The group’s name reflects one of their main purposes: they want to overcome generational gaps and to share their music with people from all ages and backgrounds. They want to reach to those who love music, and they believe that they can create a strong connection with them through their music.