Brisbane Powerhouse presents
Le Vent Du Nord
Planet World Music & Dance Series
Wed 17 Oct 2012
Internationally adored Quebec folk outfit Le Vent Du Nord presents their repertoire of original music and traditional French songs.
Since its 2002 founding, the quartet has become one of the leading exponents of Quebec’s culture, having given more than 1000 concerts worldwide. The talented singers/ multi-instrumentalists have racked up several prestigious awards; two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), and three Canadian Folk Music Awards including Ensemble of the Year in 2010. Their current show, based on the awardwinning album Tromper le temps, draws together the scattered sounds of Acadian blues, New Orleans-style brass and Francophone resistance with a powerful vocal ensemble and a shifting cast of instruments.
Support Act: Sunas
Regarded as Queensland's premier Celtic group, Súnas have been delighting audiences around Australia and overseas with their fresh and exciting take on traditional Celtic music. Known for their engaging and intense stage presence, they are a group not to be missed. Súnas is a fiery four-piece band featuring multi-instrumentalists and exquisite three-part vocal harmonies. They play a unique and unforgettable blend of original, contemporary and traditional tunes and songs.
Duration: 1hr 50mins, incl interval
Images by: Stéphane Najman
This is an all ages event.
"To see them play live is to witness a explosion of notes, melody, and songs and an explosive and happy connection among musicians and audience." - FOLKWAX
“Le Vent has enough virtuosity and spirit to make its four musicians sound like 40 at times, and it tackles Scot, Irish or French material with equal authority." - Boston Herald
“This is contemporary tradition in fine style, muscular and energetic, with attractive melodies and strong harmonies." -The Living Tradition (UK)
PLANET is the Brisbane Powerhouse dedicated world music and dance program delivered in partnership with BEMAC. This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.