[dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”]M[/dropcap]usic has become a vital and integral part of the festival, and through the free concerts in Place des Festivals, it is now the most popular part.
The fact that Présence Autochtone coincides with Osheaga, now Canada’s biggest music festival (happening a short Metro ride away) hasn’t dampened enthusiasm. If Osheaga is Glastonbury, then this is WOMAD.
– Chris Patmore opines on this year’s Présence Autochtone at Montreal.
Photos and text by Chris Patmore.
Chris Patmore is a photographer-designer-writer in order of creative satisfaction, or a designer-writer-photographer in order of current earnings. After becoming totally disillusioned with the world of film journalism he has returned to his first loves: music and photography. Sirius Flatz, manager of Molotov Jukebox, says, “Chris has what one could call a musical eye, capturing bands in their perfect moments.”