Fall in love with Kaleido

Fall in love with Kaleido

Fall in love with Kaleido! Kaleido Family Arts Festival is back September 15 – 17, 2017 for another weekend of joyous, exuberant, radically open arts held on the historic Alberta Avenue (118 Ave between 90-94).

 Photo by EPIC Photography

Photo by EPIC Photography

Fall in love with Kaleido! Kaleido Family Arts Festival is back September 15 – 17, 2017 for another weekend of joyous, exuberant, radically open arts held on the historic Alberta Avenue (118 Ave between 90-94). Kaleido welcomes arts and cultural experiences with multi-arts collaborative performances in music, dance, theatre, film, literary and visual arts with performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks and found spaces. You have to see it to believe it!

Highlights include


Eric Bibb

A career spanning five decades, 36 albums, countless radio & television shows and non-stop touring has made Eric Bibb one of the leading bluesmen of his generation.  A Progressive preservationist, a fiery singer with true soul, gospel and folk roots, enjoyable and accessible, his blues are honest and powerful.  One critic wrote: “He has all the ingredients for stardom – handsome good looks, a voice as strong and soulful as they come, the guitar chops to hold his own against the best and he writes compelling, sensitive songs.  His blues are clean, beautifully sung, soulful and upbeat”.  The weekly syndicated American program “House of Blues Radio Hour” host Elwood Blues (a.k.a. Dan Aykroyd) once declared to Eric: “You are what the blues in the new century should be about.”

Image and biography extracted from EricBibb.com


Sheldon Casavant

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Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Sheldon Casavant provides unforgettable event entertainment at special events and venues around the world. Are you looking for a high energy and amazing magician to entertain at an upcoming conference, awards banquet, staff Christmas party, or corporate event? Check out Sheldon’s interactive comedy magic stage show and roving close-up magic entertainment.

Imagine a mind-bending experience where borrowed objects vanish and reappear, float through the air, and challenge the perceptions of reality. Laughter, amazement and excitement: Sheldon’s light-hearted show will leave your audience with memories that will last a lifetime.

Image and biography extracted from SheldonCasavant.com


Kalabante

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Contemporary circus techniques combine with traditional African music to create an energy-charged performance from these Guinean brothers. Their art is appreciated by all age groups and adapted into French, Susu and English.

Image and text extracted from Kaleidofest.ca


Takwakin Village

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Autumn is a welcoming time for communities to share a richness of their heritage and traditions. Join a cultural celebration including artisans, music and dance of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples at the Takwakin Village. There will be traditional crafts for sale as well as craft workshops and demonstrations. (Fish scale art, bannock tasting, Métis finger weaving, Cree language lessons, and flint & steel firemaking). 

Image and text extracted from Kaleidofest.ca