Winnipeg Folk Fest: Dub Step Pow Wow

Rooted in a rich history of musical storytelling, the Winnipeg Folk Festival has always found ways to keep traditional art forms relevant.

Thanks to beats from DJ Shub and some phenomenal string work from Cris Derksen (casted hand be damned!), this year’s Dub Step Pow Wow took things to the next level. Fusing bone-rattling drum beats and contemporary cello music with Native American hoop dancing, the set reminded us that technology and tradition are not mutually exclusive.

Here’s what Shub and Cris had to say about teaming up for one of the festival’s most memorable workshops, breaking into the mainstream music scene and more.


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