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Vishtèn (CAN)

Thursday 23 of August: Klubscenen: 17:45
Music Programme 2018

Friday 24 of August: Telt 2: 17:00
Music Programme 2018

As everyone knows, Cajun music comes from Acadie, where the French first colonised the eastern seaboard of Canada before being driven south to Louisiana by the English who then called it Nova Scotia. For more than a decade, Vishtén has been playing their own blend of new and traditional songs and instrumentals plucked from the French-speaking Acadian culture. Vishtèn enjoy great respect on the international folk scene as a trio who represent a rich musical tradition, which they mix with rock and contemporary indie folk influences. Vishtèn numbers multi-instrumentalists Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc from Prince Edward Island and violinist Pascal Miousse from Magdalen Island.

The islands have maintained their French culture and all three trio members grew up with parties and dances where traditional music was a natural component. Vishtèn have toured widely in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and have won many awards, among them the Canadian East Coast Awards and Québec’s Edith Butler Award recognising their contribution to French Canadian culture. Vishtèn’s most recent album is Terre Rouge from 2015. This is Vishtèn’s only Danish festival appearance in 2018.

(Foto: Jacinta Bernard Juin)

 

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