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Part three of Readers’ Choice presents five vital songs by performers ranging from edgy Finnish folk singers to an indigenous Ontario academic, poet and musician as well as two Iranian sisters singing a more than century-old protest song to rally resistance to government repression

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Kris Klaasen started writing music reviews in Calgary for college and university papers as well as the Calgary Herald. He also wrote occasional record reviews for the Georgia Straight in the 80s. A lifelong communicator and music enthusiast, Kris has been involved with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in various capacities for more than 35 years and has recently been studying African hand drumming. He's also a pretty good whistler. The photo shows Kris and his daughter at VFMF.

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