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theBreaker.news Podcast: Positively West 4th Avenue

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The Khatsahlano Street Party, Vancouver’s largest annual free music festival, took over 10 blocks on West 4th Avenue for 10 hours on July 7. 

Music and food of all sorts. Shopkeepers selling their wares. One of them, Grant McDonagh, is proprietor of the legendary Zulu Records and the curator of the live music program at the promotion for the Kitsilano West 4th Avenue Business Association.

Zulu is billed as a “record store and community centre, since 1981.” While the big chains have come and gone, fiercely independent Zulu has remained. In a feature interview, McDonagh tells host Bob Mackin about adapting to the changing city and its changing business environment. What never changes, however, is the love of good music and the creative, entrepreneurial spirit on West 4th. 

Listen to highlights of the Khatsahlano Street Party, featuring Malcolm Jack, Jasper Sloan Yip and Slow, which played its biggest local show since its epic Expo 86 implosion. 

Also: commentaries and headlines from around the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest.

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