Here, in no order, are my 4 must-see acts at Musicport....
Mercedes Peon - shame her website is in Spanish, I'm sure there's a Google Translate button somewhere that'll turn it into excellent fractured English...the word 'legend' is over-used and cheapened...Mercedes Peon is the real deal.
Amsterdam Klezmer band - with a bit of luck, this link should give you the English version of their website. I've never seen them, but you can't go wrong with a bit of klezmer - music made to define the word 'raucous'. should be uplifting.
Kanda Bongo Man - of whome one journo said ' “
If Kanda Bongo doesn’t make you want to dance, call an ambulance. You’re dead.”
Chris Wood - simply the finest singer/songwriter in the UK. And of the UK. Maybe one year M.Port could get Hugh Lupton along too, to do some story telling.
Then there's a whole list of other people that I might see, basically just about all the other artists [it would be churlish to list the ones I don't want to see] - although the scheduling (ok, and the amount I've had to drink) also has a bearing on all this...
I seem to remember a promise of fireworks (real as opposed to auditory) at some point and I'm sure the food, drink and general ambience will be F A N T A S T I C ...so a big thanks in advance, and I'm counting down to Fri.
Anyone know what time the first act is on?