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CFMF at Pride

September 4th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CFMF at Pride

Online / Zoom

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Show starts at 7 PM (MT)

Calgary Folk Music Festival is honoured to partner with Calgary Pride reimagined on their 30th anniversary for a 2 hour live-streamed program Friday, September 4 from 7 – 9 PM (MT) presented by ATB with support from ENMAX. We’re pleased to help Calgary Pride celebrate resiliency, community and love. The inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ artists is integral to the Festival’s philosophy and programming priorities.

CFMF at Pride features Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO), Rae Spoon and Cécile Doo-Kingué in a live virtual concert where they interact with each other, the host (James Dean) and the audience.

Host bio

James Dean has been sliding across stages for 16 years as manager/drag dad of the Fake Mustache Drag Troupe. He loves creative collaboration, music and story telling. When not in denial about the amount of glitter in the house he spends time with his rescue rabbits and queer family.

How to watch

CFMF at Pride is being streamed on Zoom. Just click the link below to join!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88921317729

Meeting ID: 889 2131 7729 Note: there is no passcode for this free event.

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Featuring

Rae Spoon

Non-binary songwriter, performer, composer, producer, director and author Rae Spoon is loved for their queer-positive, electronic-pop-infused music. They’re the subject and composer of the NFB documentary-musical, My Prairie Home, co-wrote Gender Failure with Ivan E. Coyote and published a humorous song-writing instructional booklet, How To (Hide) Be(hind) Your Songs. In eight albums since 2001 Rae Spoon has been a master of restraint with sharply drawn verses that convey hope and hurt through clear vocals, simple synths and electronic percussion-infused pop.

Featuring

Queer Songbook Orchestra

Toronto based chamber pop ensemble Queer Songbook Orchestra create and perform a living archive of songs into intimate performances which explore and elevate LGBTQ2S+ narratives through a popular music lens. Through extensive touring, they bring tenderness, vulnerability and truth to centre stage. A highly collaborative collective, QSO has engaged local communities with guest story contributors, local narrators, arrangers, visual artists and singers, including Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Cris Derksen, Carole Pope, Orville Peck, Vivek Shraya and Mary Margaret O’Hara. They’ll feature four storytellers on CFMF at Pride. QSO have released three studio albums and Reach the Sky, a stop-motion animated short film.

QSO guest bios

Antoinette GreenOliph (She/Her)

Since coming out 24 years ago, Tobago-born restauranteur Antoinette GreenOliph develops memorable flavours while she makes herself into the person she was always meant to be.

jaye simpson (they/them)

jaye simpson is an Oji-Cree Saulteaux Indigiqueer whose work has been published in several magazines and is the author of ​it was never going to be okay​ (Nightwood Ed.), their first book of poetry.

Francesca Ekwuyasi (She/Her)

Francesca Ekwuyasi is a Halifax-based writer and multidisciplinary artist from Lagos, Nigeria. Her work explores themes of faith, family, queerness, consumption, loneliness, and belonging.

Dave Stewart (He/Him)

Dave Stewart is a copy and fiction writer in Prince Edward Island. He has written for a number of publications and websites, and earlier this year he released a collection of short stories entitled Monster Man.

Featuring

Cécile Doo-Kingué

What if Nina Simone played guitar like Jimi Hendrix and grooved like Sly Stone? Bursting through the confines of 12-bar blues with heavy dollops of rock, soul, jazz and Afro-beat, Cécile Doo-Kingué deftly mines the traditional blues subjects of love, personal demons and loss while also addressing current politics fearlessly and fiercely. In true blues fashion, though, Doo-Kingué’s unflinching gaze never comes at the expense of a good groove, a catchy melody or a sharp guitar lick. The daughter of Cameroonian diplomats, Doo-Kingué was born and raised in New York, moving to Montreal at 20. She seamlessly sings in both French and English, often in the same song, and has developed a reputation for blistering live sets in her two decades of performing.