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Monday, March 14, 2011

5:00 pm

[“Band + Poetry” Happy Hours]

Canailles + Maxime Catellier

Divan Orange, Montréal, Québec

Free admission

Inspired by Zydeco, country, blues, ragtime, bluegrass and garage rock, with compositions that are truly Québécois, Canailles is seven self-taught hyperactive musicians with degrees in whiskey-soaked nights. Their guest is writer Maxime Catellier who shares their love for a raw acoustic sound everyone wants to listen to.

8:00 pm

[Shows at 8 pm]

Claude Guerre — Dans le jardin de mon père

  • Claude Guerre

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


In partnership with Le Printemps des Poètes.

Director of the Maison de la poésie in Paris, Claude Guerre is both a poet and monologist. Dans le jardin de mon père, which he has performed across France, is a grieving poem that is also a return to his native Provence, the land of the troubadours. It is tale of recollection, a rap performed as ceremony, written in poetic meter and delivered in a lilting tongue. With a rare intensity, Claude Guerre sits alone in the midst of the audience, attempting to halt the march of time and remember.

One hour, no intermission, no bar service. An evening of listening.

Dans le jardin de mon père will be performed in Quebec City on March 17 at the Théâtre de la Bordée and in Chicoutimi on March 19 at the Bibliothèque publique in Chicoutimi, Salle Marguerite-Tellier.

quand je mourrai, mes fils chéris
diront un poème de moi
ils ont mon nez devant leur reste
c’est ma mort, enfin, c’est mon tour
ils sont vaillants et forts me portent
aux bras, en chemise tous trois
tendres pensées qu’un fil relie
mes chers amis, au cimetière!

10:00 pm

[Night Shift]

Night Shift: Zazalie Z

Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec

Free admission

Sacred Spirit is a sound, voice and visual performance inspired by First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Beliefs, myths, legends, rituals and cultural genocide are the themes that drive a show that is both lyrical and rebellious. Live painting and IMPRO*MIX by Nadine Samuel and Johanne Picard, co-founders of Virus d’improvisation Picturale de Montréal.

11:00 pm

[Night Shift]

Night Shift: Open Mic

Hosted by Pascal-Angelo Fioramore
Musical accompaniment: Guido Del Fabbro & Philippe Brault

Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec

Free admission


5 minutes. Anything goes: poetry, prose, performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own work.