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Mountain Mardi Gras: Feso, The Carnival Band, The Choir Practice, Nils of Beats without Borders, Bob Baker, Ashley and Tropical Heat, Ivan E. Coyote, Richard Van Camp

Sat. February 25th 2006 3pm - 8pm @  Capilano River regional park (All Ages) 3pm - 8pm
Presented by: Public Dreams Society

Mountain Mardi Gras is a new event by Public Dreams Society and produced in partnership with the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. It was created and developed by Public Dreams, Artist-in-Residence, Vanessa Richards.

Mountain Mardi Gras slips across boundaries. It cultivates the ancient and the modern impulses for masquerading and community celebrations. It is a summons to the good people of the West Coast Rain Forest to gather in the splendour of the North Shore mountains and jump into the ring of international carnival culture.

We will celebrate the land, its creatures and ourselves. At Mountain Mardi Gras, Raven will be our host. Other attendees will be the mischievous animal tricksters, Monkey King and Anansi Spider, with Brer Rabbit from New Orleans Mardi Gras as our guest of honour. Tricksters cunningly remind us of our greatness and our foibles.

When night falls, carnival music bands will lead mardi gras guests in a procession across the mighty Cleveland Dam. Revellors will enter the final event of the night and dance the worldly rhythms of Beats Without Borders.

Costumes Encouraged. Dress for the Elements
Bring a Cup for Cocoa. Be Prepared to Play

Bob Baker
Ivan Coyote
Jen Cressey
Abegael Fischer Lang
Somae Murray
Maurice Nahanee
Naomi Steinberg
Richard Van Camp
Glen Watts
Ashley and Tropical Heat
Drum Circle with Dean Rath
Eagle Song Dancers
Freddy Fuddpucker and his Rolling Clones
Jie Delights
Madura Dance Collective
Nils of Beats without Borders
Pedal Play
Samba Celestial
Samba du Soleil
Sincere Lam Guzheng Ensmble
The Carnival Band
The Choir Practice

The Carnival Band (Carnival - Mardi Grai Soul-Jazz-Blues)

The CARNIVAL BAND is a community music project with ten years of history, based out of Commercial Drive's Britannia Community Centre. With a floating membership of around 30 people playing brass, woodwinds, accordions, percussion and stringed instruments, their monstrous repertoire includes samba, calypso, swing, afrobeat, jazz, funk, disco and tra... more info

The Choir Practice

Essentially an indie rock choir made up of ten vocalists from other prominent Vancouver bands, such as: P:ano, Young & Sexy, AC Newman, The Gay, Great Aunt Ida, Radiogram, The Beans, Superconductor, etc. more info

Ivan E. Coyote (storyteller)

Ivan Coyote was born and raised in the Yukon, but currently inhabits an attic in East Vancouver, where he writes books, lists, and funny stories. Funny poignant. Yep. That's Ivan's specialty. more info
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