Friday, February 18, 2005

5:00 pm

[5 à 7 at Casa]

Premier disque du Band de poètes

Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec

Free admission

poet-musicians and musicians who understand poetry
passion, humour, intensity
this band turns music into poetry and poetry
into music

Launch of the Band de poètes’ CD with a performance of some of their favourite pieces.

Le Band de poètes is made up of poets José Acquelin, D. Kimm, Geneviève Letarte and Guy Marchamps, accompanied by Bernard Falaise on guitar and Normand Guilbeault on bass. At this innovative group’s shows, the poets make music and the musicians follow the words and whispers of the poems. An experience full of excitement, humour and intensity.

For their first release, recorded live at the Va-et-Vient cultural bistro in September 2004, the poets perform texts and songs for which they have written the words and music. Produced by Les Filles électriques, the group was formed in March 2001 on the initiative of D. Kimm, with the aim of presenting music and poetry shows in Quebec and internationally.

Produced under the record label Monsieur Fauteux m’entendez-vous?, the CD is a co-production between La Smala and Les Filles électriques. Distribution: DAME.

8:30 pm

[Shows at La Sala Rossa]

Une fanfare qui parle

Fanfare Pourpour
special guest:
Chloé Sainte-Marie

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


Meet the people behind the famous Fanfare. Hear their stories and their original works.

No need to understand French or English. Just follow the beat.

The festival will wrap up with La Fanfare Pourpour in an original show that will be both poetic and theatrical. The members of the fabled Fanfare speak in words and song about their life and work in one of Montreal’s most amazing musical ensembles. With musicians ranging in age from 24 to 69, the group functions as a true collective. Their music inspires, delights, and makes your feet move and your body sway… Also featuring the Festival guest of honour Chloé Sainte-Marie.

And the Festival ends with a dance to the music, of course, of the great Fanfare Pourpour.