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Ryga Festival

Summerland's Arts Festival, 

Inspired by George Ryga

Brown Bag Cafe - Traditional BC Music 
with Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat

 Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Traditional music had a big impact on the lives of early pioneers and workers, and still has a powerful influence. This workshop is presented by Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat, the organizers of the Princeton Traditional Music Festival.

Jon and Rika are cultural historians and singers of traditional song, including sea shanties, ballads,logging and mining songs, particularly those from BC's Interior. Learn more about BC songs and their working and cultural heritage in this unique workshop. 

Learn some of the techniques of those songs so you can create your own!  No experience required - bring an instrument if you have one! 

Jon and Rika's CD, "Now It's Called Princeton: Songs and Poems from the Upper Similkameen" with 27 Similkameen songs and poems, will also be available. 


... or in person at the Summerland Art Centre, 9525 Wharton St, Summerland