Food and Music at the 39th Annual Folk Music Festival

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Frying up delicious Arepas at El Coroto Kitchen

During the weekend of July 15-17, 2016 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 39th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music, I enjoyed some delicious food during the festival weekend by trying some of the dishes the food vendors were selling.

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Chef Bayan at Curb Your appetite

Chef Bayan at Curb Your appetite

Chinese style Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

Chinese style Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

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Venezuelan Arepas at El Coroto Kitchen

Venezuelan Arepas at El Coroto Kitchen

Johnny Pops

Johnny Pops

The Blackberry Cheesecake Popsicle by Johnny Pops

The Blackberry Cheesecake Popsicle by Johnny Pops

I loved the delicious Venezuelan Arepas at El Coroto Kitchen, along with the Chinese style Churro Ice Cream Sandwich by Dinner by Bayan at his Curb Your Appetite truck. The Blackberry Cheesecake Popsicle by Johnny Pops was the perfect ending on Saturday.

Trad Attack

Trad Attack

Jojo Abot

Jojo Abot

Mexican Institute of Sound

Mexican Institute of Sound

Stage 3 was the place to be for the non-stop dance party and 3 incredible acts, Trad Attack (Estonia), Jojo Abot (Ghana) and Mexican Institute of Sound (Mexico).

Banh mi Sandwich and Dickies Ginger Beer

Banh mi Sandwich and Dickies Ginger Beer

Such a great combo, Banh mi Sandwich filled with delicious pork belly and veggies along with a Dickies Ginger Beer at Big Rock Urban Eatery on Sunday.

Les Noces Gitanes

Les Noces Gitanes

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The best music to be had on Sunday afternoon was at Stage 6 in the hot sunshine with a whole lot of people dancing. The “Wavemakers” set featured Mexican Institute of Sound, Trad Attack and Les Noces Gitanes.

Yemen Blues

Yemen Blues

Nahko and Medicine for the people

Nahko and Medicine for the people

The World Dance Party featured Nahko and Medicine for the people, Yemen Blues and Ajinai and for me this was the perfect ending to a wonderful weekend of music and delicious food in one of the most spectacular settings aroumd.

By: Richard Wolak