The Beaudoin Project in Burlington (Vermont) this July 27-19

In the early 1970s, Philo Records released two albums by the "First Family" of Franco American music and dance, Louis Beaudoin and the Beaudoin Family, recordings that brought to the world the vital and vibrant musical traditions of French New England. The Beaudoin Project is a group of Beaudoin children, grandchildren and family friends who have reunited to celebrate the Beaudoin family's rich musical legacy. Together they bring the excitement, drive and passion of traditional Franco American music, song and step dance to this year's festival.

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Thanks, Shoja, for the info!

Salut, mes amis!

J'invite tout le monde à participer dans ces événements...
Belle journée!


Le 14 juillet, vers 18h30

Dans le cadre du Festival des Nations, quartier Saint-Michel, à Montréal, Parc René-Goupil, au coin du boul. Robert et de la 25e avenue. 45 minutes de concert (musique, chanson et gigue), avec Pierre Chartrand, Richard Forest, Marie-Soleil Pilette, Dominic Desrochers.

Le 15 juillet, à 11h
Anne-Martie Gardette et Gilles Plante, dans le cadre des conférences Vivement Dimanche, feront une conférence-démonsration sur la danse et la musique en Nouvelle-France, à la Maison Saint-Gabriel, à Montréal (2146, place Dublin, Pointe-Saint-Charles). Cette activité fait partie d'une série de conférences-démondtration donné par l'Ensemble Claude Gervaise tout au ong de l'été.

Le 21 juillet en soirée
Ne manquez pas la veillée de danse québécoise câllée par Pierre Chartrand, avec André Brunet au violon et Martine Billette au piano, à la base de plein-air l'Interval. Venez pour le weekend! (baignade, canots, etc..., repas sur place). Une veillée qui va swigner, dans un site enchanteur situé à Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides. (819) 326-4069.

Du 2 au 5 août

Danse Cadence sera des Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France à Québec.
Les 2 et 3 août : musique, gigue et danse traditionnelle québécoise (spectacle-animation), sur la Place Royale, à Québec, avec Pierre Chartrand, Martine Billette, André Brunet, Nancy Gloutnez, et Peter Senn.
Les 4 et 5 août : musique et danse de la Nouvelle-France (spectacle-animation), avec L'Ensemble Claude Gervaise, et les danseurs Anne-Marie Gardette, Pierre Chartrand, Margarita Marambio et Mickaël Bouffard

Le 11 août

Pierre Chartrand callera la veillée de danse traditionnelle dans le cadre du Festival La Grande Rencontre à Montréal : 20H30 LES VEILLÉES DU PLATEAU • DANSE FRANCE-QUÉBEC-ÉCOSSE Pierre Chartrand au call, Bruno Kowalzyck harmonica; Olivier Chéres violon.

Du 15 au 18 août
Colloque international à l'Université Sainte-Anne (Nouvelle-Écosse)
LA RÉSISTANCE DES MARGES: Exploration, transfert et revitalisation des traditions populaires des francophonies d’Europe et d’Amérique. Une trentaine de conférenciers (dont Pierre Chartrand), de divers pays et régions francophones, Renseignements et secrétariat
Elaine LeBlanc, Centre acadien : (902) 769-2114, poste 204

Les 8 et 9 septembre

Dans le cadre du Festival Chants de vielles (les 8 et 9 septembre 2007, à Calixa-Lavallée, à 30 minutes de Montréal), Anne-Marie Gardette et Gilles Plante donneront un atelier sur les rondes chantées le samedi 8 à 16:30 et un atelier sur les danses de la Nouvelle-France le dimanche 9 à 12:30.

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Summer Sessions 2007

Dates: July 14, 21, and 28, 2007
Time: 6:00–9:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Courtyard and Garden Terrace
Admission: Free; no reservations required.

Our annual concert series returns with three nights of high-energy, genre-bending outdoor music at the Getty Center. From forró to vallenato, "dirty reggae" to "cumbia-tronic," and everything else in between, Summer Sessions presents the coolest international grooves that world music has to offer.

Don't miss our food and drink specials from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Equatorial Heat, July 14

The series opens up with the coolest of South American exports.

Los Amigos Invisibles
Playing the nightclubs of Caracas before relocating to New York City, this Grammy-nominated Latin dance band has released several discs on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. The sextet have been called "the Swiss Army knife of groove bands" for their ability to effortlessly blend disco, funk, space age music, acid jazz, bossa nova, hip-hop, electronica, and rock. Campy and retro, but with enough subtlety to elevate their music to the heights of "smirking international cool," a live show by these "invisible friends" is always a guaranteed non-stop party.

Forro in the Dark
Forro in the Dark is not your father's forró band. Supplementing the traditional instrumentation with electric guitars, an array of flutes, modern percussion, and other contemporary instruments, the group stylishly reinvents the popular Northeastern Brazilian music known as forró for the hipsters and club-goers of New York City. "Peppy, poppy, and impossible to sit still through," Forro in the Dark captures the immediate, pleasure-craving core of forró for modern audiences to relieve their stress on the dance floor.

DJ Dolores & Aparaelhagem
DJ Dolores burst onto the global club scene a few years ago with an explosive mixture of traditional northeastern Brazilian sounds with dance floor-friendly electronics, rock, and dub. Blending musical styles favored by the working classes with loops, breakbeats, street sounds, and live instrumentation, DJ Dolores, and his new live band Aparelhagem, create a musical cocktail both culturally meaningful and—most importantly—festive.

Also on hand for the evening is RNZ from the Listen Recovery Crew—a collective dedicated to recovering and archiving vinyl recordings from around the world—who will spin beats from Latin America and beyond.

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