For over a decade, Vishtèn has earned its place as one of the most respected bands on the international touring scene. The members of this driving trio are both powerful francophone singers and fiery multi-instrumentalists, fusing Acadian and Celtic genres with rock and indie-folk influences. .
Coming from the province of Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast they are recognized as an ambassador of Francophone culture around the world. .
The trio comprises multi-instrumentalists Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc and violinist Pascal Miousse. All three members of Vishtèn were raised in homes in which traditional music, percussive dance and kitchen parties were part of everyday life. Together, they pay homage to their traditions and to the historic and strong musical connections between their two island Acadian communities.
From their traditional roots, these three “high voltage musicians” have crafted a unique brand of neo-traditional music that combines extensive archival research, original compositions, traditional French Acadian songs and virtuosic instrumentals. The infectious rhythms of tapping feet and lilting mouth music blend seamlessly with the fiddle, guitar, accordion, octave mandolin, whistles, piano, bodhrán and jaw harp to offer a musical experience that illustrates their wide sense of the world and breathes new energy and beauty into traditional sounds.
Vishtèn is available for summer festival and they will be on tour in Benelux between 20 and 25 November 2018.
”…traditional but fiercely up-to-the-moment…” Penguinn Eggs
More information about this amazing trio on www.vishten.net.
For availability and conditions, please contact Loecker – a passion for roots music