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LIVE MUSIC: Bon Debarras- En Panne de Silence
October 12 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm£6 – £12
Bon Débarras: foot-stomping Canadians!
Arts Alive has a great tradition of featuring top Canadian performers and this year welcomes back the wonderful Québec-based band Bon Débarras, with their new show, En Panne de Silence.
Bon Débarras burst onto the stage with heartfelt warmth, jigs, dances and some blazing body percussions. Their mad tempo music gives way to a tender love song, a quiet folk tune or a foray into Innuit traditions, touching upon some of Québec’s deepest roots. This musically versatile trio play a panoply of instruments – guitar, banjo, fiddle, viola, harmonica, Jew’s harp, ukulele, rhythmically supported by the cajon and podorythms. Their music is joyful stuff, with a compelling energy calling for foot stomping and dancing!
Sian Kerry, Arts Alive Director saw the band in Canada and comments: ‘They brought the house down on their first visit, it’s great to welcome them back. Brilliant musicians and great showmen, combining traditional tunes with funky body percussion and dance moves.’
The worlds of music, dance and poetry untied through a collaboration between Montreal artists The group brings together a fusion of Quebecois folk music, traditional step-dancing and global influences, for a show that is full of fun and inventive energy, in an atmosphere that transcends boundaries and ages. A welcome return- not to be Missed!
Folk music is deeply rooted in the memory of French-speaking America.
Bon Débarras takes you on a whirlwind musical journey through various communities from which they have drawn their inspiration, including Québec, Acadia and Louisiana. Feet stomping, hand clapping, leg slapping and full-on singing are to be expected from both performers and the audience alike. Presented in schools and various children’s festivals throughout Canada and France, this show, with its songs, tales, lilting and called dances, will not fail to move you and give you a spring in your step.
“From this third opus of the group emerge again a contagious pleasure and an obvious passion for the transmission of the traditions of the French-speaking America….. committed and beautifully poetic” ICI Musique Review of En Panne De Silence