Mellow Melange

Vancouver Jazz Festival 2019

June 30th David Lam Park on False Creek

The biggest and most impressive free concerts are usually the ones at David Lam Park, when thousands of people turn out with their blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the music, market stalls and beer garden.

Gambian/Canadians reflect on their African homeland

SONA and her band from The Gambia

In addition to playing the 21-stringed KORA, she also sings and plays the guitar. European-born of African heritage,

SONA strongly identifies with the latter.

Sona Jobarteh - GAMBIA (Official Video) HERE

SONA'S GAMBIA ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND CULTURE HERE

Joyful dancing at Ndenbam - a Joller village in

The Gambia

HERE

BEGINNER

HEADWRAP

STYLES -

YouTube

HERE

South African/Canadian Laura van der Linde, a local ceramist, Black Swan selling garments in her market stall and festival lover Judy

Two Jackets and a Prom Dress, August 18, 2017 blog features my jacket of the day

HERE

Our 4 years living in 70’s

war torn

West Africa was considered

a hardship posting.

We consider it an experience of a life time.

Watching SONA’s video today brought tears of joy remembering

HER people, music and dance.

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