Coming up / À venir

May 16 2016 at Usine C in Montreal:

My arrangement of the Yiddish song Dremlen feygl oyf di tsvaygn will be performed by Suzie Leblanc, soprano, Vincent Lauzer, flute and Mark Edwards, harpsichord, during SMCQ’s concert Le petit livre des Ravalet:

Le 16 mai 2016 à l’Usine C de Montréal:

Mon arrangement de la chanson Yiddish Dremlen feygl oyf di tsvaygn sera interprété par Suzie Leblanc, soprano, Vincent Lauzer, flûte et Mark Edwards, clavecin, dans le concert de la SMCQ Le petit livre des Ravalet:


(Un)Forgotten Voices – Le Tombeau de Barbeau

A Multimedia Show by Jérôme Blais

Presented by Vocalypse Productions, in partnership with Upstream Music Association and Dalhousie University.

January 10, 2016

Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Jerome Blais – Composition, Arrangement, Artistic Direction
Janice Jackson – Singer, Producer
Derek Charke, Flutes
Eileen Walsh, Clarinets
Sue Sayle – Viola
Norman Adams – Cello
Lukas Pearse – Double Bass
D’Arcy Gray – percussion

Traditional Songs from coast to coast revisted / reimagined.

(Un)Forgotten Voices – Le Tombeau de Barbeau is a multimedia show based on the work of Canadian folklorist Marius Barbeau (1883-1969), who many consider the father of Canadian ethnomusicology. In the first half of the 20th century, Barbeau collected thousands of songs, tales and artifacts all across Canada. Even though some aspects of his legacy are now considered controversial and therefore disputed, the fact remains that he is responsible for gathering and preserving a cultural heritage that might be otherwise unknown to most of us.

The show represents Jérôme Blais’ very personal commentary on Barbeau’s work, in particular the massive collection of wax roll recordings found at the Canadian Museum of History. It is sung in several different languages: French (from Quebec and Acadia), Huron-Wendat (Quebec, Oklahoma), Maliseet, Tsimshian (northern coast of British Columbia) and English.

Jérôme Blais acknowledges the fact that this show will be presented on unceded Mi’kmaw territory.

Part of Upstream Music Association’s OPEN WATERS FESTIVAL 2016′
For a Full Line – Up go to:

Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue, Halifax NS
Tickets $25 / $20 (students / seniors)
Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office
902.494.3820 or toll free 800.874.1669
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