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Mariposa Folk Festival : A History (Paperback) (Michael Hill)

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A history of the Mariposa Folk Festival, from its humble roots in Orillia in 1961 to international acclaim and legendary status as a premier folk-music gathering.

Mariposa began in the heyday of the early sixties “folk boom.” In its more than fifty-five years, it has seen many of the world’s greatest performers grace its stages: Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jann Arden, and Serena Ryder.

The festival has long held a musical mirror to popular culture in Canada. It thrived during the folk boom years and the singer-songwriter era of the early seventies. Its popularity dipped during the rise of disco and punk as the seventies wore into the early eighties. And it nearly died of neglect in the nineties — the age of progressive rock, new country, and the golden age of CD sales. Thanks to a recent wave of independent, “home-grown” music, Mariposa is having a resurgence in the early twenty-first century. Audiences have always come and gone, but the festival has stayed true to its mandate: to promote and preserve folk art in Canada through song, story, dance, and craft.
Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Music, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Michael Hill
Language: English
Street Date: May 30, 2017
TCIN: 51556999
UPC: 9781459737730
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-0739
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