La Nuit sur l'étang and Prise de parole publishers may be celebrating 40th anniversaries, but that doesn't mean the Francophone art organizations aren't supportive of whats new.
On Feb. 26, the music festival portion of the celebration announced a lineup of Franco-Ontarian indie groups set to play a circuit-style show throughout Collège Boréal.
Beginning at 7 p.m. on March 22, eight groups will wow crowds with their music at various venues, “some quite out of the ordinary,” around campus.
“We wanted to give a chance to emerging artists,” Francois Girard, communications co-ordinator for La Slague, said.
The lineup includes:
-Surf-rock that leaves a lasting impression by Marie-Claire and the Hula Hoops
-Sudbury's own dramatic 'screamo' group Lanorme
-Hard-edge folk-rock from Patrick Wright et ses Gauchistes
-260 gigs of electric music and contagious craziness courtesy of Les DJ Masqués
-World-pop meets spoken word with Mehdi Cayenne
-Progressive-rock-reggae from Eastern Ontario with Mastik
-Striking lyrics and soaring-rich sound by Pandaléon
-Cult-band classic Konflit
“There's a lot of different genres,” Girard said. “It's a unique experience.”
The concert is just part of what's happening in celebration of the Francophone art anniversaries.
French writers from Ontario will be celebrated and honoured March 22 at 7 p.m. at Fromagerie Elgin, and a mainstage concert will take place March 23 at 8 p.m. at Laurentian's Fraser Auditorium.
Creative workshops will follow the concert, running late into the night.
The results of the workshops will be presented the next day at brunch at the Holiday Inn from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Tickets to the émergente, the emerging artists music show, are now available.
Tickets cost $20 for adults, and student passes are $15. To reserve tickets, phone 705-525-5606 ext. 4 or visit letno.ca/billetterie.