After four exciting nights of live music, Arboretum Festival 2015 ended with fun and understanding.
Saturday’s event started off in the afternoon with some talks and panel discussion.
Performances by Austra, U.S. Girls, Hayden, The Weather Station, Saxsyndrums/Year of Glad, Shalabi Effect (Forgot to photograph them), Phèdre, Kings College, Petra Glynt, Piphauntas, Del Bel and New Fries.
The first one I missed out was called Unceded Ottawa (Click on the FB event for more info).
More info about that talk, click here.
After the talks the live music began with Ottawa’s Gamelan Semara Winangun.
“Semara Winangun is an Ottawa-based gamelan led (or ‘facilitated’ as he would say) by Jamie Gullikson. Once a week, we come together to play shimmering music in the basement of the Indonesian Embassy where we are surrounded by dragons and gongs and watched over by the gods that inhabit our instruments.
In contemporary usage, the word “gamelan” just means orchestra. There are many different types of gamelan in Indonesia; the music that we play comes from the island of Bali.”
After all that fun on Saturday, this was one way to end summer of 2015.
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