Thursday, August 13, 2009

Arrested Development

Arrested Development
Originally uploaded by raise my voice
This band is not folk, but certainly gave an "arresting" performance last weekend at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Arrested Development is hip hop with a message.

Decidedly Afrocentric and socially conscious, Arrested Development is the antithesis to the gansta rap movement of the 1990s. The meaningful lyrics, solid rhythm section, and funky dance moves had the audience pulsating to the beat. A folk festival is indeed a unique venue for this kind of music, but just goes to show that it caters to people with a wide spectrum of musical appreciation. ~ Paula E. Kirman

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