Change is gonna come!
The OFC has been an Ottawa Institution for nearly four decades. During this time, many students have learned their craft here and gone on to other things. One such student was Alanis Morissette who rose to stardom in the mid 90’s.
Arthur McGregor opened the Folklore Centre back in 1976 as primarily an educational facility. “This is not just a business, it’s my life,” says the 61 year old owner. “I’ve grown up through these years, I have lost my business partner and my wife over these years. My kids have grown up through it. This is my life.”
For over 38 years he’s managed to keep this business a float despite economic down turns, shortages in student registrations, changes in people’s online habits and just the plain fact that people don’t shop in person and spend local dollars like they used too. In addition to instrument sales and lessons, it also hosts workshops with visiting musicians, supports benefit concerts and provides event sponsorship.
Cugini is a Canadian punk dub step artist (influenced by Skrillex and Blink 182) and producer that has worked with Shawn Mendes, Victoria Duffield, Jerzee Tha Icon, Stereos, Marissa Emma (Crystalyne) , Deion Gill (W3 The Future) YMCM.
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Cugini is currently working towards releasing a new EP in September.
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