Schedule

World Music Stage

PRESENTED BY

Concord Pacific Logo - Building Canada's largest communities

1:30 - 2:00

Parade of Culture

Parade of Culture

Watch all of the cultural pavilions march throughout the festival before the Welcome Ceremony on the Main Stage.

2:30 - 3:00

Cookin' With Brass

Cookin’ with Brass

Known for their heart pounding energy, Cookin’ With Brass is an adrenaline-charged band that features an innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, R&B, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop beats, Rock and Pop. Their genre-bending performances unleash brassy Funk and Street Beat rhythms that move people.

Cookin' With Brass has a repertoire that spans from early Motown songs like I Want You Back by The Jackson 5 to Love Again by Dua Lipa and other Top 40 hits plus New Orleans Brass Band favourites.  This fun band supercharges popular songs with a universal party groove, making Cookin’ With Brass the ideal band for any event

Funk Instrumental R&B

3:30 - 4:00

Blue Marble Ensemble

Blue Marble Ensemble

Blue Marble Ensemble is an infusion world music ensemble, who perform songs from various parts of the world; including Eastern Europe, Middle East, Latin America, South Africa, Arab world, and India. Our goal is promotion of love, unity, and peace among all human beings regardless of their origins, skin color, religion, and language. We advocate for ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness’ of all human beings in the world through music.

Fusion Jazz Pop

4:30 - 5:00

Golosa La Orquesta

Golosa La Orquesta

Golosa La Orquesta expresses in their performance and lyric content, a conscious and energetic message inspired by landscapes, nature and the social-environmental situation in Latin America and especially Chile.   

 “We travel from our land to deliver the deepest sounds rooted in our mystical continent to the world. Rhythms with airs of huayno, celebration, and carnival among others from the folklore of the southern cone of Latin America; fused with the power of rock and the freedom of jazz are present in our music. 

In 2019 they were nominated for the Pulsar Awards (the main awards in Chilean music) with their album "Sobre la Ciudad", which has the collaboration of Argentine singer-songwriter Kevin Johansen. 

Latin Rock World Beat

5:30 - 6:00

Babylung

Babylung

With R&B instincts and hip hop tendencies, Babylung digs deep into the soul to create music both unequivocal and honest. His tender voice and soothing lyrics have reached over 285,000 listeners globally with over 1,000,000 streams and has been featured on Spotify Canada's New Music Friday, Just Vibing, and R&B Favourites playlists. As a dynamic performer, Babylung demands the crowds attention with his often improvised arrangements and call & response songwriting, reminiscent of the Gospel music he was raised on.

R&B Soul

6:30 - 7:00

XL The Band

XL The Band

XL The Band is the Western Canadian Music Award nominated hip hop/ jazz/ alternative fusion side project of 4-time JUNO Award winning Vancouver group Swollen Members. The members of XL have decades of live experience rocking audiences of tens of thousands on festival main stages, playing in orchestras, and winding up jazz clubs.

XL is composed of Prevail and Rob The Viking from Swollen Members, Liesa Norman, a former Vancouver Symphony Orchestra flautist and singer who holds a doctorate in music performance and composition, and Neph from WCMA nominated rap group Alpha Omega.

Alternative Hip Hop Jazz

7:30 - 8:30

Shad

Shad

Shad is one of Canada’s most revered rappers, a peerless wordsmith who embodies hip-hop’s power to entertain and educate. To date, Shad has racked up over 30 million streams, a Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year (for 2010’s TSOL), and four placements on Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize shortlist, most recently for his 2018 concept-album opus, A Short Story About a War. His most recent album, TAO, was released in October 2021 on Secret City Records.

Hip Hop Rap

9:00 - 10:15

MANILA GREY

MANILA GREY

MANILA GREY are a Canadian R&B duo from Surrey, noted for their Juno nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year! Consisting of Filipino Canadian musicians Ghostride Neeko and Blame Soliven, they formed in 2016 and released their debut EP, No Saints Under Palm Shade, in 2017.   Their latest singles, Silver Skies and Time Zones have collectively generated over 30 million audio streams and have cemented MANILA GREY as one of BC’s fastest rising new artists.

Hip Hop R&B