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Calgary, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Calgary, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band World Roots


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Our judges had the difficult task of choosing one artist to be showcased at Indie Week Canada 2016. This year we are proud to announce Cable Street as our top Alberta act, with runners up: Scruffy Fish, and The Mitch Belot Band! Many thanks to all the dedicated and amazing artists that made this event incredible! -

"Ubuntu - Becoming Human"

Once again, Roger Duncan brings a delightful program of vibrant and rhythmic traditional West African Music. They begin with a Ghanaian inspired "Migration" designed to get feet and body moving to the beat - and it does! Next is the self- proclaimed cheesy number called "Coco Luv" which they suggest for the beach.
Fast paced rhythmic tunes such as "Kassa", "Kima" and "Kurubi" celebrate life and spirit. Interspersed with these are interesting and thought provoking vocal presentations like the title track and the very beautiful "(Every Day) a Child is Born" and "Magazine Dreams". Four bonus tracks entitled "Zenmonkeys" are offered before the final "Zeni's Song". This is their tenth year of performing and traveling. - Synchronicity

"Smells Like Tribal Spirit"

This ain't a CD for "headphone only." Roger Duncan's Removing the Mask is a recording that combines meditation, dance and aromatherapy. The producers intend for the listeners to be actively involved. Within the CD liner notes are directions on how to fully appreciate each song. They are all based on the Hindi tradition of Chakra. Removing the Mask is full of a wide array of instruments, ranging from ancients like didgeridoos to new world sounds from keyboards, and the music itself comes from many traditions like African and Middle Eastern. - Calgary Herald

"Removing The Mask"

A blend of voice and primordial instruments designed to "stimulate, balance and interact with the energy flow of the chakra system." I personally enjoyed this CD so much that I must have listened to it at least 5 times in two days. There is a wonderful continuity in the presentation, from the melding of male and female voices in "Elements" to the all-too-abrupt ending of "Spirit Cries."
Take time out of your busy day to sit and listen. Or let the music move you and begin to dance. Remove your mask and let the sounds refresh your body, soul and spirit. - Synchronicity


Groovin Curry
Ubuntu - Becoming Human
Hands to Heart
Removing the Mask
Looking for the One



Since 1992 Roger Duncan has formed a variety of bands including The Urban Tribe and The One World Drummers but a musician awaits that moment in time when all the players come together to create a new sound through collaboration and camaraderie.  Scruffyfish is that rare creation.

Out of the minds of violinist - Curtis Chenail,  percussionist – Ian Dickau, multi-instrumentalist & vocalist - Roger Duncan, bassist & vocalist – David Kovatch, guitarist – Juan Manuel Rizzatti, and keyboardist – Bruce Rodger, Scruffyfish emerged from the world of sound.  In the heart of Alberta, a new country music was born.  Global Country World Music.
 Scruffyfish found their roots in the West African polyrhythmic rhythms and blended them with the backbeat of rock and roll, rhythm, and blues and melded them with hook-filled melodies. In 2016, Scruffyfish and their energetic, participatory performance placed second place in the Road to Indie Week Alberta music competition. Scruffyfish is currently working on their first album that will be released in the spring of 2017.

The entrancing music of Scruffyfish is calling you to the dance floor.  It is time to swim with the fishes.

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