It’ll be a night of sweet and sweaty reverie in the wilds of Lumby.
The Jam Camp Summer Dance returns to the Mabel Lake Community Hall Thursday and the Jam Camp Society, along with the Monashee Arts Council, have announced this year’s headliners guaranteed to have everyone on their feet.
Returning to Jam Camp is Vancouver’s Indo-Celtic electronic “fusioneers” Delhi 2 Dublin along with Ottawa folk hipster Jeremy Fisher.
“The show will be supporting Jam Camp, an annual creative music camp for families,” said Jennifer Greenwood, arts and culture program coordinator with the Monashee Arts Council.
Delhi 2 Dublin have been long time supporters of Jam Camp. Described by one magazine as the “United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll”, they have become one of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands.
Fusing tabla, fiddle, dhol, Punjabi vocals and electric sitar with electronic beats, Delhi 2 Dublin takes listeners on a wild ride through global sounds and synchronicities.
Band members describe themselves as a mash up, a trans-cultural group of musicians creating the ultimate music for today’s globalista.
Beats guru Tarun Nayar, who is facilitating at Jam Camp this summer, Sanjay Seran, Andrew Kim and Ravi Binning, along with Sara Fitzpatrick, are diverse in both their backgrounds and musical influences.
This summer the band is releasing a new album, Turn Up the Stereo, which is both the title and the philosophy behind the release.
“Sometimes we just need to drown out the noise of the world by making the music louder,” said vocalist Seran.
The Delhi 2 Dublin crew is constantly touring. The road warriors feel that they plug directly into the world’s music and energy. The strong word-of-mouth for their live performances has enabled them to build a loyal and continent-wide fan base.
The band has played several of the top festivals in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. and, in 2011, expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe.
Sharing the stage with Delhi 2 Dublin will be two-time Juno Award nominee Fisher, an Ottawa-based musician whose craft is deeply imbued with a modern insight that has made him a strong and enduring musical storyteller.
It’s the genuine and instinctive showmanship of Fisher’s live performance that he may be best known for. Fans are continually engaged by his effortless storytelling – he’s one man on a stage sharing a moment with those around him.
Fisher has just released his fifth album, Mint Juleps. The acoustic-driven collection of 12 songs reunites Fisher with his folk-drenched musical roots and is a veritable throwback to the golden era of the singer-songwriter.
Fisher says he is excited to join Jam Camp this year, not only to play the annual summer dance show but also as a facilitator for the week-long camp.
“Inspiration comes from many places, but the common thread that runs through my music comes from a love for beautiful places and strong community,” he said.“I’m looking forward to participating in Jam Camp and playing a show at the Mabel Lake Community Hall is sure to be a highlight of my summer.”
Delhi 2 Dublin and Jeremy Fisher play the Jam Camp Summer Dance at the Mabel Lake Community Hall, Shuswap Falls Road north of Lumby, Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15/$7.50 available at Lumby Health Foods and Café Mazzega in Lumby, and at the Bean Scene in Vernon.