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April 2013

Festival Performers- a Comprehensive List

Below you will find a list of all the musical groups or performers that appeared at each Great Lakes Folk Festival, and at the three National Folk Festivals that were held here in East Lansing.  Most recent information is at the top.

Musical Performers at 2003 Festival

Poster from 2003 Great Lakes Folk Festival-  10 boxes, 2 lines of 5 with simple line drawingsAlberta Adams, Blues *
Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton Celtic
Johnnie Bassett, Blues
Stella Chiweshe, Mbira: Shona ceremonial music
Feufollet, Cajun*

Musical Performers at 2004 Festival

Poster from Great Lakes Folk Festival 2004 - stylized yellow guitar with blue wavy stringsAziz Herawi, Afghan Lute
Nadim Dlaikan, Arabic Music*
Bobby Hicks, Bluegrass
"Little Sonny" Willis, Blues
Eddie Burns, Blues
Johnny Perona, Bones and Spoons
Universal Xpression, Caribbean

Musical Performers at 2005 Festival

Great Lakes Folk Festival poster image, 2005- guitar on blue backgroundCarey and Lurrie Bell, Chicago Blues
Diouf, Quebegalese percussion
Georgia Sea Island Singers, Gullah music, dance, and stories*
Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble, Japanese taiko drumming