Montreal, QC, CA
Venue Address (Get Directions)Museum of Making Music
Date and Time
Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 7:00pm
Genticorum Global Spotlight: Genticorum When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 Time: 7:00 PM Ticket Price:$25 - Purchase OnlineMember Price:$20 - Purchase OnlineStudent Price:$18 - Purchase OnlineArtist Website:http://www.genticorum.com/ DescriptionOn Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music presents the Global Spotlight Concert Series featuring Genticorum, a French/Canadian folk music trio from Quebec.GenticorumOver the last few years, Genticorum has become one of the most sought after 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 'power trio' also incorporates the dynamism of today's North American and European folk cultures in their music. They weave precise and intricate fiddle and flute work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar and bass accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humor and stage presence make them a supreme crowd pleaser.The trio consists of Pascal Gemme (fiddle, foot percussion), Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (flute, bass and jaw harp), and Yann Falquet (guitar). Each sings lead and joins in the three part harmonies. The songs are all in French, but the spoken intros for American audiences are all in English.Their sophomore album "Malins Plaisirs" was released in Canada in 2005 and won the Canadian Folk Music Award in the "Best Ensemble" category and was nominated for JUNO (Canada) and Felix Awards (Québec). Now released in Europe, in collaboration with the Weatherbox label, the album still collects rave reviews.Their third album, "La Bibournoise", was released in Canada in April 2008 to critical acclaim. It was awarded "Best traditional album" at the CFMA. It builds on Genticorum's trademark sound, combining rollicking interpretations of traditional Quebecois folk songs with a collection of original instrumentals written in the traditional style. Energetic and folksy at the same time, excellent in harmonized song as in the most frenzied rhythms; sometimes it's hard to believe there are just three band-members!