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South Country Fair has announced 2012 line-up

Flying Fox and the Hunter Gathers from Winnipeg will perform at South Country Fair.


The 2012 South Country Fair will feature Alejandra Robles


South County Fair on Monday announced its 2012 line-up.
The line-up lives up to the fair’s mandate of bringing together an eclectic mix of artists to introduce people to new genres.
South Country Fair is July 20-22 at Fort Macleod Fish and Game Park.
The 2012 line-up includes Alejandra Robles, whose musical style represents her Afro-Mexican roots and that of the indigenous peoples of Latin America.
According to the South Country Fair Web site, Robles’ voice and presence pay a special homage to the beauty of the traditional music and dances of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Veracruz she learned to love as a child.
Robles’ music incorporating Caribbean rhythms and affections of Columbia and Peru on instruments indigenous to the southern Mexican Pacific Coast and of Central and South America.
Also performing at South Country Fair in 2012 is Wagons, from Melbourne, Australia.
Wagons plays rock ‘n” roll, country, cabaret, psychedelia and soul.
Winnipeg artists Flying Fox and the Hunter Gathers will bring their jazz/folk fusion style to the South Country Fair stage.
Also in the 2012 line-up is the Hungarian gypsy group Besh O’Drom, a group that plays contemporary World sounds with the ancient riffs of Transylvanian, Jewish, Turkish, Afghan, Egyptian, Lebanese, Armenian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Macedonian and Greek music.
Besh O’Drom has written sound tracks for theatre, appeared in film and played the Montreal Jazz Festival and festival and concert stages across Europe.
The 2012 line-up also features Picture the Ocean, The F-Holes, David Ross Macdonald, Dave McCann, Shakura S’Aida, Weber Brothers, John Wort Hannam, Rae Spoon, Modern Grass Orchestra and C.R. Avery.
Tambura Rasa, Punch Drunk Cabaret, Souljah Fyah, T. Nile, The Beauties, Redrum Triumph, Corwin Fox, Miss Quincy, Steve Brockley, The Magnificent 7s, Bitterweed Draw, 100 Mile House, Scarlett Jane, The Green Fools, Jana Keeley and Cathy Hawley are also in the line-up, which is still developing.

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