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  27 March 2008  

2008 Vancouver Festival d’été francophone


Since its creation in 1990, the Vancouver Festival d’été francophone has become one of Canada’s most important francophone cultural events west of Ontario. This year, once again, music from the francophone world will resonate in the streets of Vancouver with the festival’s 19th season from 2008 June 12 to 24. On this unique occasion, the Festival d’été will also be the occasion to celebrate the 150th anniversary of British Columbia and the 400th anniversary of Quebec with the Francodome where we will present the dynamism of Canadian francophone culture in all its facets, in lyrics, visual arts and music.

Bruno Pelletier and the Cowboys Fringants! Two artists for a great concert

For over 20 years, Bruno Pelletier has been making waves on the concert scene around the world. It’s no surprise. He’s a singer and an accomplished musician, a huge star in Quebec, the winner of 15 Felix awards in the course of his career, and his enchanting mellow voice still goes straight to our hearts and souls. The Vancouver Festival d’été francophone will be your chance to hear his latest album Bruno “Pelletier et le GrosZorchestre”, a unique recording with accents of pop-jazz, that brings back some of the artist’s old heart throbs and hits.

Bruno Pelletier is, first and foremost, a sublime singer and one of the most talented francophone artists of his generation. His great versatility and his passion for the stage have made it possible for him to seamlessly reconcile a prolific career as a solo performer with famous musicals like “La légende de Jimmy”, “Starmania”, “Notre-Dame de Paris” and “Dracula - Entre l’amour et la mort”.

This show promises to be an intimate and unpretentious performance that is fun and emotionally rich.

The Cowboys Fringants need no introduction!! With a real cult following in Quebec, these four musicians (Jérôme Dupras, Marie-Annick Lépine, Jean-François Pauzé, Karl Tremblay) with their zany humour promise once again to bring us a wild show that breaks with conventions. Their audiences are growing all the time and they give the group complete licence to deliver songs that range from funny to polemical or nostalgic, all in a subtle alchemy of rock and traditional Quebecois music.

Since 1997, these fun and wacky artists have been performing across Canada and Europe, carrying in their baggage hits like “Toune d’automne”, “Les Étoiles Filantes” and “En berne” . Their albums “Break Syndical”, “Attache ta Tuque” and “la Grande Messe” have sold over 500,000 copies. The group has been nominated several times at the Adisq gala and carried off the Félix“ award for the best popular song with” Les étoiles filantes. Their rising stardom is not about to wane!

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