Cabin Radio to broadcast new NWT music festival

Carmen Braden - Hannah Eden
Yellowknife composer and performer Carmen Braden in an undated publicity shot. Photo: Hannah Eden

Cabin Radio will broadcast live coverage of Yellowknife musician Carmen Braden’s first Longshadow Music Festival, coming to the city in June.

The three-day festival features a broad range of music from the past two centuries, including big-band jazz and contemporary percussion.

Yellowknife’s Andrea Bettger will perform a world premiere composition by NWT fiddler Wesley Hardisty, while the festival will also take attendees on a midnight-sun soundwalk through Old Town.

There are also free workshops exploring composition, improvisation, and contemporary music.



More: Longshadow Music Festival official website

Key sessions of the inaugural Longshadow festival, from June 14-16, will be broadcast live online by Cabin Radio.

Performer and composer Braden’s company, Black Ice Sound, is organizing the festival, with Braden serving as artistic director.

Events will take place at NACC, Sir John Franklin High School, and Music Space.



Festival highlights are as follows:

Friday, June 14
8pm Andrea Bettger premieres Wesley Hardisty composition

Saturday, June 15
2:30pm, 8pm Feature concerts at NACC

Sunday, June 16
12am Midnight sun soundwalk, starting at the Woodyard brewpub