Le Vent du Nord is a pioneer band with a very national characteristics, also, they combine many materials from French folk traditions and other ethnic characteristics, so they have a variety of songs. This award-winning and highly acclaimed band is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music with a broad range of global influences.
Their band members are playing various instruments, such as featuring button accordion, guitar, and fiddle. And “the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavour to even the most buoyant dance tunes.”-Boston Herald
The band’s large number of songs have both traditional sources and original works, while enhancing their passionate and powerful music, and has a broad global influence. Also, their uniqueness and their superb skills and flexibility have made them very popular and appear in many shows in different countries.
Not content with standard approaches to tradition, Le Vent du Nord has also created a symphonic concert that, according to Voir Montreal, “puts all traditional folk naysayers to shame.”On stage these friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions.
This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now. Now we have a chance to enjoy them in your own living room without leaving home!!!! What a safe way that we can wander in the ocean of music and ensure our health. You will enjoy the impact and shock from their music works what they bring to you for only 20 dollars.
What a great opportunity! If you are interested, please visit the website roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev20111219. Hope to meet you at 5pm on November 21.