Mokoomba and Geomungo Factory kick off Vancouver Folk Music Festival

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      Things are just getting started at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and crowds are already getting a taste of the diverse programming of the weekend, thanks to the Korean string instruments of Geomungo Factory, and the Afro-fusion sounds of Zimbabwe’s Mokoomba.

      The two acts were some of the earliest performers to kick off the three-day fest this evening at Jericho Beach Park.

      Below are a few photos of the performances. Stay tuned for more Straight.com coverage of the event this weekend.

      The rest of the Friday evening slate includes Great Lake Swimmers, Wintersleep, and headliner Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory.

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      Elan

      Jul 20, 2014 at 7:40pm

      I love Mokoomba, best band I've seen in a long time. I won't forget them anytime soon... Their energy, joie de vivre are an experience. Their voices, dance moves and the way they handle their instruments are all elements I would not have missed for anything...

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      Vanessa

      Jul 21, 2014 at 7:41pm

      Geomungo Factory! Amazing band.. never heard about this sort of music. Thecollaboration at the Stage 5 was one of the best stage. Hope to see you again in Vancouver.

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