NFF Diversity Events// Free// 6-9pm
Public Lounge – Public Words
Aislinn Hunter received a Master of Fine Arts from the Univeristy of British Columbia. She has studied under JAck Hodgins, Lorna Crozier, Timothy Findley. Linda Svendson and George McWhirter. Her latest collection of short stories, What’s Left Us, is published by Polestar.
Author of a book of short stories, Out on Main Street and a novel, Cereus Blooms at Night, which won the Chapters First Novel Award and was short-listed for the Giller Prize. Mootoo is also a visual artist and filmmaker. She lives in Vancouver and New York. Her latest book of poetry, the predicament of or, is published by Polestar.
Rachel Flood has been a writer and an activist since she can remember and is now working towards integrating the two in her everyday life. She has been active in the spoken word community as the creator of unrefined at the (sugar refinery) and other projects. She has a self-published chapbook called I Always Thought It Could Never Happen To Me.
Tanya is a poet. It is her natural work. She writes and speaks form the bones of her Caribean-Québécois heritage. She has been writing since birth, self-publishing, hosting events and doing spoekn word for six years. Music is the next step. We got words from the beyond, vocal chords from the belly, congas from the heart and doublebass up the ass. The intent is love, the outcome, divinity. ‘Just as poets of all periods have know: love is music.’
Percussionist group centered on instruments rather than people. A fantastic array of percussive talent to add flow and texture to any event. Members include Tai Pu, Steve Sacky and more.
Zigs Lounge – Deep Downtempo
Those Lazy Bastards
Those Lazy Bastards have been rocking kids parties and church socials for years now. They’re a couple of vinyl junkies who respect all forms of music but mostly draw inspiration from old school funk, electro, downtempo and underground hiphop. Look out for their first mix tape in the fall if they ever get their slothful acts together.
Plus: Jds Vanbish & Zeeda dropping sick mixing & hiphop science.
Lugz – Local Funk
Vicky is what she is for the love of the jam. Beginning as a fun summer excuse for music, Vicky has emerged to become Vancouver’s best jam band. Consisting of 4 members (Tom Gallos- lead vocals, Brendan Ladner – guitar & vocals, Peter Mynett- bass guitar, and Mike Smith- drums), Vicky is getting ready to rock like she’s never done before.
Monsoon – Deep House
A deeply inked, deep house depth charge to your soul.
The aloof purveyor of a unique auditory aesthetic: the discernible beauty of the beat.
The Whip – Broken Beats
209 E. 6th Ave
Adaptek: aka Hi-Fi & Vuxx
Ground breaking fusion between drum&bass and turntablism. 2 DJs on 4 turntables, Adaptek’s debut self-titled CD is an exciting, fast and furious mix of hip hop, drum&bass & turntablism.
DJ/producer. West Coast, 2step, Hip hop funky breakbeats. The release of Layz’s 2nd CD, titled Wake’n Break (S.W.E.D. VL2) coming Fall 2001. Turtablism verses 2 step all rolled up into one Phat mix.
Soundwarz DJ champ 1997 and 1998 just to start. This hip hop gone Breaks DJ has dominated the Vancouver Club and Rave scene for the last year. Hooking up with Twisted and Argo to headline with a countless number of Superstar DJs.