One thing no one is going to accuse Verdun of being is a hotbed of live music, for the most part it’s non existent. But things are changing. There is now a weekly Friday night Jam at Cafe Kali that is an unqualified success according to those who have shown up and it just seems to get better every week. And did I mention that it is free?
Friday night featured December’s Special Guests, The Girardin Family, and their high energy percussion based tunes had everyone ready for a party! From Gypsy, Calypso, Latin beats, traditional ballads, and some open experimentation there was something for everyone.
There is a cool environment even on the street during the Jam, lots of people going in and out, dollar store a few doors down brings lots of walk by traffic.
The Girardins bring tons of equipment so everyone gets a chance to play something.
Lots of positive energy, that’s how they get you going.
It’s a great environment and there is room for more.
It’s lots of fun and you never know how long a given jam will go.
Wally Dae was in the house and sang some original tunes.
You can create a round the campfire atmosphere even indoors.
Rocky Mt Lo was demonstrating Ribbon Weave Art in the back.
There are breaks here and there which gives anyone a chance to do something if they want but soon those Girardins are coming at you again!
She is awesome, a pure musical talent!
Elinore Girardin singing a tune, and doing a great job!
Wally Dae and his dad.
Some rock and roll on the keyboards with Victor Girardin.
Craig Girardin and Barry MacPherson doing a delightfully laid back and almost jazzy While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
So why not step in over the next couple of weeks and get yourself some excellent free entertainment at Cafe Kali!
Friday from 6-9
5200 Verdun Avenue (Metro Verdun)
Produced by Empreintes d’artistes.