Over 2,000 visitors made their way to Ziv Przytyk’s family farm in Barnston West over the weekend for the 14th edition of ShazamFest. It’s a unique and alternative festival like no other, that celebrates art in all its kinds and that has been the gathering space for many friends who eventually became family for more than a decade. “It was such a party!” exclaimed Przytyk, looking back on the weekend’s festivities. “Attendance was higher than last year, and we definitely had more children than we’ve ever had. Our new Kids’ Zone with the pirate ship structure was definitely a big draw, and we had twice as many activities for children as the other years.” ShazamFest offers a large variety of artistic content, from jazz groups to rappers, with punk and DJ performances, as well as dance and circus acts. Despite one of the headliners cancelling within hours of their show, Afrikana Soul Sisters was revealed as one of the festival highlights. See full story in the Friday, July 19 edition of The Record.
By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record