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Midnite takes centre stage as Starbelly jams this weekend

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
July 14th, 2011

Starbelly Jam

Friday, July 15-17, Crawford Bay Park, East Shore of Kootenay Lake

Starbelly Jam is an outdoor music festival held in Crawford Bay.
Now in its 12th year, Starbelly’s music and other entertainment is very eclectic, and this year will include world music, hip-hop, reggae, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and other acts that are a little harder to define.

They also have entertainment and activities for children. It’s a real family festival.
Add a great selection of on-site food, a craft faire, free workshops, roaming jugglers, clowns and more, and it could be the cultural event of the year in the area.

The 2011 lineup includes:

~ Midnite (Roots reggae – St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands)

~ The Coup (Funk / Hip-hop / Soul – Oakland, California)

~ EOTO (Breakbeat / House / IDM – California and Colorado)

~ Ron Sexsmith (classic Canadian singer/songwriter, pop / folk – Toronto, Ontario)

~ Nathaniel Rateliff (powerful folk rock / Indie – Denver, Colorado)

~ The Lost Fingers (Acoustic / Gypsy Jazz / 80’s Pop – Quebec City, Quebec) (francais) (english)

~ Cast of Clowns (Americana / Jam Band / Psychedelic – “The Big Top” (pick your town), USA)

~ Frazey Ford (Americana / Soul – Vancouver, BC)

~ Bombino (Tuareg Rock / Blues – Agadez, Niger)

~ We Are the City (Experimental / Progressive / Rock – Kelowna, BC)

~ Shook Twins (Acoustic / Folk / Progressive – Portland, Oregon)

~ Rick Scott (Folk / Children’s Entertainer – Protection Island, Nanaimo, BC)

~ Green State (Bluegrass trio – Portland, OR)

~ Adham Shaikh & the Outworld Orkestra (New World Fusion: Global Traditional / Electronica – The Kootenays, BC)

~ Kashoo (Live Electronics – Nelson, BC)

~ Shred Kelly (Folk Rock – Fernie, BC)

~ Gadji Gadjo (Eastern European Folk / Jazz / Quebecois Roots Music – Montreal, Quebec) (francais – translatable)

~ Namgar (Acoustic / Folk / Folk Rock – Siberia, Buryatia)

~ Winay Taki (Traditional Folk – Cusco, Peru)

~ Anne Glover (Children’s Entertainer – Victoria, BC)

~ Tippy Agogo (Children’s Entertainer / Eclectic – Edmonton, AB)


  • Rob Goblin & Douglas Watt (beat box performance and a “sound circle” beat box workshop)
  • Cookie Hoops with Dawna MacLellan (hooping workshops and a “Harp ‘n Hoop” performance)
  • The Hip Sisters (belly dance workshops and performance)
  • Samba workshops with Ben Johnson
  • Haka workshops with Sarah Connolly
  • FolkFusion Skirt Dancing with Slava Doval
  • Yoga with Karuna Erickson, Katya Hayes and The Dharmas, kids yoga with Anie Boudreau
  • Story telling with Susan Hulland
  • kids instrument making with Jacqueline Wedge, crafts with Petra Eck, and LIVE painting with Avrell Fox

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