This is the beginning! We’re thrilled to announce the first list of performers for Sappyfest 2019, our 14th annual gathering of musicians, artists, dancers, punks, poets, and performers!
Apollo Ghosts // Deliluh // FET.NAT // Haviah Mighty // JOYFULTALK // Julie Aubé // Mauno // Motherhood // Snotty Nose Rez Kids // Tryal // The Weather Station
We come together every year in the heat and hope of mid-summer with the belief that art and music can teach us new ways to listen, new ways to hear, new languages of collaboration. We celebrate this chance to be together, to share this space here in Sackville, NB, welcoming new friends and old, from near and far, all with open hearts.
In addition to performances by some of the most exciting independent musicians working in this country, Sappyfest 14 will include Short&Sweet, a program of short presentations curated by contemporary dancer Katie Ewald. Twelve artists/dancers present a variety of work, with the single parameter that the performance be under 3 minutes duration. A timekeeper is present for the event and artists going over the allotted time frame will be immediately cut off! And Alex Samaras of Tryal (and The Queer Songbook Orchestra) will host an open group singing workshop culminating in an on-stage performance by workshop participants. We’re all in this together, so let’s start singing!
And there is so much more to come! More music, poetry, artist talks and workshops will be announced soon!