Le Vent du Nord


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Québecois, World Music | Friday, May 12, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

Le Vent du Nord

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Considered a leading force in Quebec’s progressive folk movement, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party—infusing old Québecqois with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. The group delivers catchy songs and tunes, some taken from the Québec traditional folk repertoire while others are original compositions. Made up of four singers and multi-instrumentalists, Le Vent du Nord has a rich and varied instrumentation, well-polished musical arrangements, and incredible vocals. Le Vent du Nord played to a sold-out crowd at BlackRock in February of 2015, following their sold-out BlackRock debut in 2012.

Since their inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord have been enjoying meteoric success and winning critical acclaim and audience adoration across Europe and North America. The quartet has performed well over 1,400 concerts, racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala. The band is now one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits and Francophone ambassadors throughout the world.

“The quartet Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in (Quebec’s) progressive folk movement, and they leaven their hard-driving soulful music (a close cousin to Celtic music) with New Orleans polyphony and R&B.

Featuring button accordion, guitar, and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” — Boston Herald

 

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