Shakat Journal sat down with Jeremy Parkin, local Whitehorse musician, and member of Local Boy, before he played the Adaka Festival. We talk metal, DIY ethic, trail mix and corporate gigs.
I met with Katie Johnson just 4 days after the final day of the Adaka Festival, and it was clear things were not really slowing down. She had just gotten out of an interview with CKRW radio in Whitehorse and was working in the Whitepass building when I came in to chat with her. Sitting at a conference table overlooking the Yukon River, Johnson filled me in on what she’s been working on, and what is next for First Nations Arts and Culture in the Yukon.
I thought I would be attending a gathering of remote control drone hobbyists. It turned out, drones are only one example of droning.
Paradise Electronic Music Festival now in its 14th year and like any growing entity is seeking volunteers to help make it the best one yet.
Arts in the Park embarked on their 23rd year of free music hosted by Music Yukon at LePage park in downtown Whitehorse May 21st.
It’s hard to agree on anything these days. Thus, life remains interesting. Sometimes I feel like having the same opinion isn’t as important as having the conversation. Music is a great communicator.
The purpose of the Black & White album project was to bring youth in Whitehorse together. It was meant to act as a common ground where they could put their differences such as age, money, race, where they come from, aside and make some good rhythmic music. The musical talent in this town often goes unnoticed. With that in mind, we decided to go looking for underground artist in the Whitehorse area. It did not take long to find some incredible people who never had the chance to record in a professional studio. While we were hard at work, we also had a lot of fun, making it less work and more of a passion, which is needed in today’s society. Each and every artist that partook in the project agreed that they needed more music in their lives.