Doors at 7:00pm
$10 advance available at www.okomfest.com/smg-tickets
Tickets $15 at the door
Compassion Gorilla (www.compassiongorilla.com)
New Release: COALESCE
Preview the new album HERE! https://compassiongorilla.bandcamp.com/
With their third studio album, Coalesce, Compassion Gorilla offers up a unique interpretation of diverse and worldly musical styles, weaving together earthy and folkloric sounds with sophisticated and punchy modern sensibility. The album is officially released September 14th, and is accompanied by a busy fall tour in the band’s home province of BC.
Coalesce features 8 tracks of musical ingenuity. From the wizardry of the opening track’s cello feature, to the tight horn riffs of “Milk Thistle”, the psychedelic cumbia groove of “Music for the People”, and the 5/4-time Balkan-jazz stylings of “Son del Mar”, the album presents a steady stream of fresh ideas while maintaining an overall cohesive feel. Latin rhythms anchor the album in a steady, infectious groove, forming a bed for punchy brass harmonies, socially conscious lyrics, and rolling dub-delay effects. The warm, rootsy production style is reminiscent of an older age of recording, giving it a simple and concise sound.
Compassion Gorilla’s current sound, as presented here on Coalesce, has evolved over years of shifting membership, diverse collaborations and worldly travel. On tour promoting this new release the band boasts a 6-piece lineup that includes Daniel Cryderman (trombone and vocals), Chris Fretwell (guitar, charango, requinto and vocals), Dan Beer (drums), Suzanne Stirling (trumpet), Ariel Palacio (accordion), and Brin Porter (bass).
“great storytelling and the international language of music command the stage at today’s festivals. Compassion Gorilla will find themselves front and centre again and again. With their eclectic blend of global rhythms and easy charm, they know how to bridge the gap between audience and performer.”
- Cal Coat, artistic director, World Beat Stage, Concord Pacific Vancouver Intl. Dragon Boat Festival
Live Video: https://youtu.be/qLc46hPQBU8
Music Video: https://youtu.be/0vS5OkQQZ0Y
Barefoot Caravan is a group based in BC’s Okanagan Valley who perform indigenous music in various languages. They represent the people of the world with unique, upbeat arrangements along with original compositions. They combine root rhythms; Soca, Afro-Cuban, Gypsy and Reggae with melodic harmonies.
Music and the arts are a gateway to knowing ourselves; a window to the soul. This is why music is so important in the world today. This is the intention Barefoot Caravan plays with.
Knowledge of the arts belong to us all. Various forms are rooted in many nations globally which are meant to be shared with everyone.This project believes in the influence that music has in the unification of the nations.
Doors at 7:00pm