Le bal d'ouverture de la semaine de la francophonie
Daytime events from 9:00 am - 10 stages with concerts, workshops, dancing, learn-how sessions, family performances, jams. Evening Concert 6:30 pm late night Contra Dance: 11:00 pm
Afternoon In-Depth Classes at 3:30. Evening Concert: 6:30 pm Late Night Contra Dance: 11:00 pm
15 AU 18 FÉVRIER 2013 Festival du Voyageur, Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, MB festivalvoyageur.mb.ca
Label: Roues et Archets - Mad River Records (USA)
Manager: Heidi Fleming (Famgroup)
Bio: Over the last few years, Genticorum has become one of the most soughtafter proponents of Québécois musical culture, having performed and toured in over 15 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the energetic and original traditional ‘...See Full Bio
"The 'power trio' of Quebec traditional music!" Genticorum was founded in 2000, when Pascal Gemme (fiddle, feet, and vocals), Yann Falquet (guitar, Jew's harp, and vocals), and Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (wooden flute, electric bass, and vocals) discovered a mutual love for the curious Quebec dish called poutine (French fries soaked in hot gravy and cheese curds) and French Canadian fiddle tunes. Now, they say, they like shawarma too, and they've added some elements of contemporary composition to their music. After three albums and tours of more than 15 countries (including Egypt and Malaysia), they've become among the most sought-after ambassadors of Quebecois musical culture. Weaving wooden flute, fiddle, acoustic guitar, jaw harp, bass, and foot percussion with strong three-part vocal harmonies, they produce a brilliant tapestry. Get a glimpse into the spirited world of Quebec's traditional music from a real "power trio" that knows how to do it right!