Mighty Popo (Jacques Murigande) grew up in Burundi hearing contemporary and traditional musicians from East and Central Africa on the street, in clubs and in people’s homes, while radio and recordings played music from the whole African continent and beyond. Since moving to Canada, Popo has performed and recorded many types of music, including blues, reggae, R&B and many African styles. He won a Juno Award in 2004 as a member of the African Guitar Summit. Popo uses the power of music and dance to engage youth and animate communities. Website: www.borealisrecords.com/artists/mighty-popo
Gil’s Hootenanny is hosted by Spirit of Rasputin’s and will take place on May 1st at the Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue in Ottawa). Doors open at 7:00 and we’ll be singing by 7:30. Tickets are available at the Ottawa Folklore Centre or online, via Spirit of Rasputin’s.