Regina Folk Festival: Summer Satellites
The Regina Folk Festival Presents: Summer Satellites on Aug. 6-8th at the Brandt Community Stage at the Conexus Arts Centre.
Bring your low-rider chairs, blankets, or tarps & dress for the weather!
Lineup and schedule subject to change.
If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 2 weeks prior to the event, we ask that you transfer your ticket to someone who can attend, or contact the box office for a refund.
The Regina Folk Festival strongly recommends use of masks when not seated.
Many thanks to our Accessibility Sponsor, SaskTel!
Friday, August 6th, 2021 7:30 PM: vbnd & ygretz
vbnd is a Saskatchewan based musician who makes music aimed towards uplifting the Neosoul/Jazz/RnB scene in the province. With over 30 million streams across DSPs worldwide, vbnd is ready to show the world his smooth sounds of Jazz infused Neosoul/RnB.
ygretz has a secret weapon. She's already made peace with distance. In the prairies, it comes natural. Often overlooked, over-flown. But on her new EP "Jelly22", ygretz reminds us that we all dream in isolation. The artist offers up a hazy, opiated canvas self-animated videos with chiptune backdrops. She then paints with vocals like wide, pastel coated brush strokes.
Saturday, August 7th, 2021 2:00 PM: Origin of Spin & Germane
Origin of Spin
Origin of Spin is a Pakistani/Canadian beat maker who produces a mix of 90's Boom Bap, Trip-Hop, Downtempo, Jazz and Electronica. Raised in the analog era of turntables, drum machines and samplers, he navigates through technology in the digital age searching for sounds which invoke emotion, passion and impact the listener in a profound way.
Germane is not the type of person that can easily be categorized and that is reflected in the music that he creates. He makes music across many different genres. So far he has released songs that would fall under hip hop, dancehall and EDM categories. He is also getting ready to release his first country song. Germane believes music is truly the universal language and is excited to explore even more genres going forward. Germane is a teacher and was inspired to start his music career by his students at Dene High School in La Loche, northern Saskatchewan. Germane is a true lover of life and people and enjoys learning about other cultures and discussing politics when he is not creating music.
Saturday, August 7th, 2021 7:30 PM: Eekwol & Tesher
Eekwol is an award-winning hip hop performing artist and activist living in Saskatoon, originally from Muskoday First Nation in Treaty Six Territory. She has dedicated years to the culture and craft of hip hop to create something unique and astounding to give back to the community. Eekwol uses her music and words to spread messages of resistance, revolution and keeping the language, land and culture alive for the next generations. Through her original sound she displays her activist roots by living and creating as a supporter of both Hip Hop and Indigenous culture and rights.
Canadian rapper and producer Tesher rose to prominence through his unique brand of genre-bending remixes and mashups on YouTube and SoundCloud. Tesher released his debut original single Young Shahrukh in 2020, continuing his string of viral hits. Hailing from the city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Tesher and his music are one and the same: a blend of two cultures. As he draws on both his South Asian heritage and the Western culture he grew up in, Tesher aims to create music that resonates not only with the South Asian diaspora, but with a global audience.
Sunday, August 8th, 2021 2:00 PM: Marissa Burwell & Dale Mac
Marissa Burwell is an indie act from the heart of Saskatchewan, known best for her captivating yet endearing performances in basements and coffeeshops. On her self-titled EP we see an artist starting to find her sound and it is clear that she is on the verge of something special.
Dale Mac, Roots/Rock/Blues songwriter, is from White Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan. The storytelling in his lyrics and driving music are both backed by his soulful and energetic guitars. Whether performing acoustic roots in intimate venues, amp driven blues, or rock based stage shows, Dale’s guitar writing is also the energy behind his range of song writing. He has two releases under his belt. His first release under the alias "Kinder Scout" (2015) was followed up by the successful EP "American Horse" (2017) under his name Dale Mac. His upcoming release "Pejuta Road" blends his threatened Nakota language, hand drumming, with contemporary guitar driven storytelling.
Sunday, August 8th, 2021 7:30 PM: TOVA & MELODNA
TOVA is one of the newest voices to emerge from the Queen City. Born Victor Adeolu Oriola, TOVA spent years working behind the scenes in the city’s music industry before stepping out on his own. In that time, he has produced and written for a plethora of musical acts home and abroad. His songwriting and production credits can be found on projects by Oboise, People of the Sun, D4wn, Grace, and ADEOLUWA.
MELODNA (mel•o•d•na) is catching fast attention as a young, prairie raised artist based in Saskatchewan. An up and coming singer-songwriter who is mastering her craft while speaking out on social injustices. You can expect to hear her own style of R&B while watching her progress in her new found love of rap. MELODNA unapologetically begins to rise.
Check out Summer Satellites’ free, on-line concerts over at reginafolkfestival.com!
Available on-line Friday, August 6: éemi
Available on-line Saturday, August 7: Tristen Durocher
Available on-line Sunday, August 8: respectfulchild
éemi is a bilingual singer-songwriter from Saskatchewan. The Fransaskoise musician sets herself apart with her rich voice, minimalist lyricism and electro-folk tone. Her lyrics are poetic and dark with a playful side. éemi was nominated for a Saskatchewan Music Award and the Trille Or Awards for her debut EP Honey, released in April 2020.
Tristen Durocher is a self-taught fiddle player whose home base has been both La Ronge and Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. He started playing fiddle at the age of nine after his grandfather, who also played fiddle, passed away. He learned to play by listening to his grandfather play on a recording. Tristen started to grow as a fiddle player after attending the John Arcand Fiddle Fest in Saskatoon, where both Métis and other fiddle styles are taught and celebrated. Tristen was the Peoples’ Choice at the 2019 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Competition where he also placed 9th among 35of Canada’s top fiddlers who attend by invitation only. He enjoys sharing his music in schools and at the special events for which his fiddle playing prowess is sought.
respectfulchild is an interdisciplinary artist born, raised, and living as an uninvited guest on Treaty 6 Territory. Their work explores the quiet tensions and chaotic beauty of being a queer Chinese settler on the prairies, ranging from spontaneous improvisation to meticulous composition. Their debut album 在找::searching:: was released in the summer of 2017 on Coax Records and they have toured across Canada and Europe with artists such as Rae Spoon, A Tribe Called Red, and Jeremy Dutcher.