What To Do This Weekend: Rootstock’s 48 Hour Virtual Music Festival

ROOTSTOCK, is a non-profit association, started to celebrate the magic of music and wine. Its mission supports young artists, just getting started in their careers, through mentorship and financial support. In 2020 the festival is expanding beyond its roots to a global audience of musicians and winemakers through virtual means.

Starting Saturday July 11 until Sunday July 12 a ROOTSTOCK pass will get you access to 48 hours of non-stop music performed by established artists and new artists competing for five ROOTSTOCK Artist Awards. 

The ROOTSTOCK Music pass allows access to the 48 Hours of Music and the opportunity to vote for your favourite young artist to win one of their artist awards.

https://rootstockmusic.com/passes/

Other pass options include purchasing a Wine & Music Pass, where visitors can receive wines indicated in the pass shipped directly to you and access to an online Wine Experience with a Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) professional Wine Advisor. 

Headline Artists include:

Ibeyi – The music of this French duo covers impressive ground, combining multiple languages (English, French, Spanish, and Yoruba), traditional percussion techniques, with an added elegance of jazz and electronic sampling. In just a short span from their initial 2014 single, they’ve made their way to playing major international festivals, returning this year to Coachella again. 

Fatoumata Diawara – 2019 has already been an exciting year with Diawara’s Grammy performance and two nominations for Best World Music Album and Best Dance Recording. An exhilarating blend of traditional African music, funk, and jazz, Fatoumata’s singing and guitar playing are not to be missed. 

Jungle by Night – This modern Afro-beat, jazz, and funk group from Amsterdam bring a fresh new creative element to the establishment of jazz, putting them on the frontline of musical innovation today. Jungle by Night’s 2018 album “Livingstone” captures the group’s trajectory towards fusing electronic sounds with a jazz vocabulary. Jungle by Night has also appeared at  major festivals such as Pinkpop, Glastonbury. 

 J.B. Dunckel​- From the French duo “AIR,” Dunckel’s solo work is an impressive combination of electronic music and informed musicianship, as Dunckel draws musical inspiration from both classical and electronic music pioneers. JB Dunckel’s 2018 album is self-described as “futuristic and optimistic, (a) contemporary sound odyssey.” 

Adam Naas – This up and coming Parisian singer, has drawn comparisons to Prince and  Michael Jackson from the press. He manages to project both an introspective and powerful  voice in his music. Both his 2016 single “Fading Away” and his 2018 album “The Love Album”   have received critical acclaim. 

We can’t wait to join in the fun!

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