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Showtime

Friday 10:30 pm

Origin

Toronto, Ontario

Genres

Folk, Indie, Pop, Rock

Connect

Bahamas

Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish Canadian from Barrie, Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he’s been making music under the name Bahamas- writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs. His new album, Bahamas Is Afie, was released August 19, 2014 and is a coming of age record. Self titled and self produced, it is the next step in the evolution of Jurvanen’s songcraft, guitar mastery, and melodic pop hooks, following his previous full lengths Pink Strat (2009) and Barchords (2011). Bahamas is Afie remains a sparse, moving, headphone album, complemented by a more developed arrangement of strings, brass, winds, orchestral percussion, and chamber choruses that transport the listener from moving seas to a search for strength, to a place of resolve and comfort. As a producer and session musician, he is known as one of Canada’s most talented guitarists and he has worked with artists such as Feist, Jason Collett and Jack Johnson, releasing his albums on the latter’s Brushfire Records. His first ever Sudbury show will truly be one for the books.

A. David MacKinnon

Toronto, Ontario

Afrikelektro

Montréal, Québec • Democratic Republic of Congo

Anique Granger & Mélanie Brulée

Montréal, Québec • Toronto, Ontario

Bahamas

Toronto, Ontario

Brian Dunn

Sudbury, Ontario

Chuck Roberts

Sudbury, Ontario

Cindy Cook of Polka Dot Door

Toronto, Ontario

Collective Roots – Meltdown Winner 2016

Noëlville, Ontario

Dale Pepin's Story Socks

Sudbury, Ontario

Digging Roots

Barrie, Ontario

Dwayne Trudeau

Sudbury, Ontario

Fagroongala

Sudbury, Ontario

François Lemieux

Elliot Lake, Ontario

Frederick Squire

Sudbury, Ontario

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Montreal, Québec

Hugh Jazz

Sudbury, Ontario

Jeff Stewart & Community Drums

Sudbury, Ontario

Jennifer Holub

Sudbury, Ontario

Josh Turnbull

Sudbury, Ontario

Kate Maki

Sudbury, Ontario

Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire

Moncton, New Brunswick

Mandala

Sudbury, Ontario • Toronto, Ontario

Martine Fortin – Meltdown Winner 2016

Sudbury, Ontario

Matt Foy & Little Sir Echo

Sudbury, Ontario

Mike Petersen’s Good Old Fashioned Punch & Judy Show

Canada

Minotaurs

Guelph, Ontario

Murder Murder

Sudbury, Ontario

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Troy, Nova Scotia

NLFB Arts Village

Northern Ontario

Northern All Stars Steel Pan

Sudbury, Ontario

Orkestar Kriminal

Montréal, Québec

Paul Dunn

Sudbury, Ontario

Pretty Archie

Rose-Erin Stokes

North Bay, Ontario

Sheesham & Lotus & Son

Wolfe Island, Ontario

Steven Page

Toronto, Ontario

Sun K

Toronto, Ontario

The Amazing René

Sudbury, Ontario

Union Duke

Toronto, Ontario

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Northern Lights Festival Boréal: July 8-11, 2021

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