Global Music Fest @ the Laurel Packinghouse
All shows are 19+, $15 per night
Feb 21: Cod Gone Wild!
Cod Gone Wild is a Modern Celtic band, based out of the Okanagan Valley of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The “Cods” have melded veteran musicians from diverse musical backgrounds such as folk, rock, jazz, and funk, to create a modern Celtic sound with driving rhythms and tight vocal harmonies.
Feb 22: @Five Alarm Funk, Ezra Kwizera
Five Alarm Funk: On stage the group is an unstoppable orgy of energy. Ten musicians perform intricate and airtight arrangements with delirious dance moves and full-on head banging. Choreographed arm movements coincide with melodic climaxes, while the four percussionists create a true spectacle, not to be missed.
Ezra Kwizera is an international artist, music producer and community leader. Ezra’s music style is richly multi-cultural – a zesty yet soulful mix of Reggae, Soca, East African Bongo, and Pop. With linguistic agility, Ezra fluidly sings and raps in English, Kinyarwanda, Luganda, Zulu and Swahili. Growing up as a refugee in Uganda before moving back to his home country Rwanda after the 1994 genocide, Ezra has a powerful motivation to support Rwandans through his music to rebuild their country. His music conveys the spark of an overcomer and the passion of a community leader with a vision to inspire change in his generation. He currently lives in BC, Canada