Jacky joins festival line-up

Most of us can’t go to Africa, but during the Harrison Festival of the Arts this summer, Africa will be coming here.

Jacky Essombe has been added to the list of performers for the festival, taking place July 9 to 17 in Harrison Hot Springs. Essombe, part of Jacky’s Village, will be performing on the beach stage on July 12 and on Children’s Day on July 13.

Essombe was brought in after plans to have Chuck and Albert perform didn’t pan out. Other acts to look forward to this year are Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Tambura Rasa, Colin Linden, Beoga, Etran Finatawa, Ti-Coca and Wanga Neges, HAPA and James Cotton.

And that’s just a shortlist.

Other events held during the festival will include a workshop with an aboriginal collaboration, the juried art market along the beach and an art exhibit at the Ranger Station titled The Beating Heart: Spirit of Sts’ailes.

For an in-depth look at this year’s line-up, visit www.harrisonfestival.com.