Kazoo! Fest 2017: Wednesday Preview

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Well, looks like we’ve made it. 10 years ago, we kicked off this little festival and we’re still kicking. Thanks for sticking with us – we hope you enjoy the week.

At noon, we’ve got a free CSA noon-hour concert by Richard Laviolette happening on campus in the University Centre. It is co-presented with our friends at CFRU 93.3 FM, and the concert will be broadcast live.

We have a few options to choose from for how you want to spend your opening night. Join us and our friends from Ed Video at 7:30pm at Kazoo! HQ (127 Woolwich St.) for Present Rituals, a group exhibition featuring video, film, installation, digital prints, and drawings about magic, ritual, and witchcraft. After that, we very excited to bring you two great films – first, at 9pm, we will be screening Hazel McCarthy III‘s film, Bight of the Twin (which documents Hazel and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and their journey to Oudidah in Benin) then, at 10pm, we will present Actually Huizenga‘s film about a convent-inclined female that is forced into marrying a creepy, possessive rich dude, Heavenly Sin.

Meanwhile, over at Silence, we have programmed what is sure to be a very special night. The evening will open with Luyos MC and her arresting and innovative experimentation. Following Luyos MC, we are thrilled to be able to present Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. A renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg activist, author, musician, academic, poet and a member of the Alderville First Nation, we are quite fortunate to have Simpson and her band help ring in Kazoo! Fest 2017.

As soon as things wrap up at Kazoo! HQ and Silence, rush over to eBar where Sackville standout Klarka Weinwurm, performing as a three piece, will get things started just after 10pm. Then we’ve got Guelph’s golden child, Richard Laviolette hitting the stage with an all star band. This is also Laviolette’s release show for his long-awaited (and soon-to-be-classic) LP, Taking The Long Way Home (You’ve Changed Records).

Kazoo! Brew is also back. Be sure to try this tasty dry-hopped pale ale, which is available all week exclusively at Kazoo! Fest venues. Big thanks to our friends at Wellington Brewery for making this happen!

10 years.
Day 1.
Turn it up.

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