Le Vent du Nord
Renowned as wonderful ambassadors of la francophonie, Le Vent du Nord is also acknowledged as an influential force and key player in Québec’s traditional folk music revival.
Since the group’s founding in 2002, the quartet has racked up several prestigious awards, including 2 JUNOS (Canadian grammys), 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards, 1 Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros (France) and Artist of the Year at Folk Alliance International (USA).
While exhibiting serious folk chops, Le Vent du Nord knows how to connect Québecois tradition meaningfully to the larger musical world. The group relishes collaboration with diverse musicians, including everyone from Väsen to Harry Manx, Julie Fowlis, The Chieftains, to pan-Mediterranean ensemble Constantinople and several symphonic orchestras.
On the road 2016-2017
With the release of their eighth CD Juno awards-winning Québecois quartet Le Vent du Nord is embarking on a new Worldwide Tour. Le Vent du Nord is still pushing the envelope and exploring new sounds with stunning vocal arrangements, instrumental textures and the often-astonishing togetherness they’ve built their legend on.
The show takes the audience through timeless stories and songs evoking often-forgotten episodes of Québec’s history with poetic descriptions that are destined to endure. The songs on ‘Têtu’ overcome any and all language and culture barriers. Let the words and music of this terrific new show lift your feelings, heart, and soul. Don’t miss Le Vent du Nord – they’re as magnetic on stage than on record. Their performances are a blast and their musicianship unparalleled!
“Their performance was spectacular – definitely a highlight of the season”
Manager Community Programs Carnegie Hall (New York City 2014)
‘Têtu’ with string quartet.
True to a creative process that keeps on getting better at reaching out to all kinds of audiences, Le Vent du Nord presents a special version of their Têtu show with a string quartet, just like on the CD by the same title, for a total of 8 musicians on stage. Delightful and spectacular across the board.
Nicola Boulerice: hurdy-gurdy, voice
Simon Beaudry: guitar, bouzouki, voice
Olivier Demers: violin, foot percussion, voice
Réjean Brunet: diatonic accordion, voice
More info about Le Vent du Nord to download at www.leventdunord.com.
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