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11-28 Coup de coeur francophone
November 28th
7:30 pm
Old Fire Hall
1105 Front Street
Founded in Montreal in 1987, Coup de coeur francophone is a festival dedicated to the promotion and the discovery of francophone artists and their music. Presented each year in November in Montreal as well as in nearly 45 Canadian cities, it brings together artists from the national and international scene in a program focused primarily on emerging artists, their boldness and creativity.
This year, in Whitehorse, leave it to Réunion Cajun and Les Rats d'Swompe to make you dance on Louisiana francophone music and traditional French-Canadian folk music!
Réunion Cajun
A musical project formed in Whitehorse, the band Cajun Reunion draws its inspiration from the music of Francophone Louisiana. Consisting of Brigitte Desjardins on vocals, guitar and triangle, Keitha Clark on the fiddle, Ryan McNally on vocals, guitar and fiddle, and Paul Bergman on the stand-up bass, this band takes great delight in honouring Cajun music through their interpretation of traditional songs by Cléoma Breaux, The Balfa Brothers, Canray Fontenot and many more.
Les Rats d'Swompe
Originally from Northern and Eastern Ontario, Les Rats d'Swompe are proud French Canadians who have joined together to share their passion for traditional fiddle music, call-and-response songs and old-time musicality. Based in Ottawa, the trio Yan Leduc, Martin Rocheleau and Patrick Pharand is one of the rare bands bringing folk music to the Franco-Ontarian stage.
With a brand new formula for success, the trio is taking the stage alongside some exceptional musicians, delivering original songs and remakes from the French-Canadian folk tradition. An electric guitar, drums, a banjo and a mandolin are added to their festive trad-rock atmosphere, resulting in a show that's infused with an energy that's as wild as it is contagious.
Tickets available at
Nathalie Lapointe
867 668-2663, ext 500
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