Unconscious Encore is one of those talked about bands that garnered some decent buzz, and in spite of my best intentions to check them out live, I’ve somehow failed to do so. This local group delivers an original blend of alternative hip hop that’s jam packed with unique instrumentation and real, honest lyrics. They’ve been praised for their dynamic and charismatic live shows, and in the not so distant past, Unconscious Encore collaborated with some folks from ReelOut to create an addition to the Skeleton Park Community Songbook. Hopefully you’ve already heard of the Skeleton Park Community Songbook, but in case you haven’t, here’s the skinny.
In collaboration with 12 Kingston community groups and local professional musicians, The Skeleton Park Music Festival plans to create a community songbook & compilation DVD. The songbook & DVD will feature a wide variety of well known folk songs and songs written locally, in an attempt to reflect the rich diversity of the Kingston community. The community songbook will then be distributed throughout the community, as needed. The songbook will help encourage Kingstonians to share music together and learn to sing each other’s songs.
If you enjoyed this episode, or simply want to check out some more pieces of the Community Songbook, you may want to check out:
- David Francey & Open Voices – Torn Screen Door
- The Swamp Ward Orchestra and Rideau Public School – Je Fais La Difficile
- Jenny Whiteley, Joey Wright, Lovin’ Spoonful and the Sunnyside Community Garden – Hallelujah Haircut
- The Gertrudes – Kings Town
And we'd love to bring you more.
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