Monday, March 14, 2011
Canailles + Maxime Catellier
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.
Claude Guerre — Dans le jardin de mon père
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
Night Shift: Zazalie Z
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.
Night Shift: Open Mic
Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec
5 minutes. Anything goes: poetry, prose, performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own work.