CityFolk Day Two: Jack Johnson brings good vibes to Ottawa

CityFolk’s second day was sunny and full of music, and it was the first time this week both stages were open. It seemed to be a more mixed-age crowd compared to the mainly young crowd the day before for Post Malone, with a lot of families, couples, and students attending. Jenn Grant attracted a crowd into the Ravenlaw stage area during her melodic set, captivating the audience with songs like “Lion With Me.” The area was crowded but not too crazy, with enough room for people to sit on the ground around the stage and take in the performance. While Grant kept her audience in a trance, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats kept it lively and fun outside at […]

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Indigenous reconciliation underway at Carleton

Revitalizing Indigenous Strength and Education (RISE) events took place over the month of January with Indigenous sexuality as its theme. The campaign has been held yearly since 2007 and aims to celebrate Indigenous strength and culture. Fredrick Stoneypoint, a first-year student in the Aboriginal Enriched Support Program (AESP), said initiatives like RISE help foster friendships and bring awareness to the Indigenous community at Carleton. “I believe that I can speak for many other marginalized communities at Carleton in saying these awareness events need to happen throughout the year; not just for a month,” Stoneypoint said. RISE is organized by the Mawandoseg Centre, one of two Indigenous centres at Carleton, along with Ojigkwanong. Ojigkwanong, part of Carleton’s Centre for Aboriginal Culture […]

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Q+A: Ottawa folk-pop duo Moonfruits

Ottawa folk-pop duo Moonfruits are a husband-and-wife pair. With their next show set for Jan. 17, and an online fundraising drive for the second album going on, the pair sat down with The Charlatan to talk about the origin of their name, their music, being bilingual, and being both a working and romantic partnership. The Charlatan (TC): How did you get the name Moonfruits? Is there a story behind it? Kaitlin Milroy (KC): When I was a little kid I used to call mushrooms “moonfruits” because I thought that they were little fruits that grew by the light of the moon, and I told Alex about it. Alex Millaire (AM): One day we were making pasta sauce and we both […]

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