Deep Roots rhythm pa­rade de­lights crowd


As the Deep Roots Mu­sic Fes­ti­val was un­der­way in Wolfville, the an­nual event known for turn­ing some heads also made some noise.

The Fresh Beats Rhythm Pa­rade rolled out Sept. 29, and saw many peo­ple dress in bright, sur­real cos­tumes to talk part and join the mu­sic.

Led by the Djugdjug En­sem­ble, the pa­rade cir­cled Wolfville’s down­town core, de­light­ing count­less by­standers as it went.

Peo­ple like Donna Holmes, who waved with wings as she walked down Main Street, wore smiles as bright as their clothes as they pa­raded through town.

The event is also known for its gi­ant pup­pets, made by Wee Gi­ant Theatre, which have be­come among the pa­rade’s most note­wor­thy com­po­nents.

Bruno Al­lard leads the pa­rade with the Djugdjug En­sem­ble, the drum­ming group that played beats through­out the event.

Pa­rade par­tic­i­pants this year took part in a pup­pet-mak­ing work­shop, and could also choose to wear one dur­ing the pa­rade.

The fes­tiv­i­ties also fea­tured a snake car­ried by mul­ti­ple peo­ple, who raised and low­ered it as it slith­ered through the pa­rade.

Donna Holmes lights up Deep Roots’ Fresh Beats Rhythm pa­rade Sept. 29 with her rain­bow-coloured out­fit and even brighter smile.

The pa­rade also fea­tured its note­wor­thy gi­ant pup­pets that seem­ingly floated above cos­tumes.

The pup­pets are cre­ated by Wee Gi­ant Theatre, and have be­come a main­stay at the pa­rade.

Jen­nifer Boutilier and her son, Hen­drix, also walked in the pa­rade.

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