Artists to Discover!

Dateline: 01/09/98

Once again, I would like to introduce a guest columnist for this week's feature. Danielle Tremblay is no stranger to the Québec music scene, having taught courses on the subject at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She writes for and sings with the Trio Vocal Jennifer Allen, a Sherbrooke group with a wide variety of styles, from ancient medieval airs to songs with a more contemporary beat.

She's also working with Yves Laneville, developing La chanson du Québec et ses cousines, without a doubt the best Web site around on francophone music history.

Other Artists to discover ...

Discover them before everyone else and before the conventional media!!! These new francophone artists playing all styles - from poetic song to techno mix - are foisting themselves on the Web with "punch" and with refinement (or subtlety - your choice).

Chardeau: (Chardeau means show)
A concept of show mixing song with multmedia languages via rock and improvised jazz. Chardeau is a French artist who surrounds himself with excellent quebecois musiciens in a tour that's well-documented on the site. Real Audio sound files are available for all the songs. French. English version available soon.

Pat et Thick:
Dynamic site presenting the experimental sound of the most audacious quebecois duo today in techno-industrial music. Linked with the company Techno-514. French.

Jean Rabouin:
Site of a sober elegance of the "chansonnier" (folk singer) Jean Rabouin, great artist of words and of music which is at once classic, blues and folk. Originally from Rimouski, on the Gaspé peninsula. Sound files in three formats. FRENCH.

«Le Sanctuaire» de Dominick Aubut:
Still under construction, but already interesting. This site developed by a young musician (drummer) includes good technical and historical info on drumming, etc. FRENCH and ENGLISH.

Thanks to Danielle, once again, for her excellent links. This same column is also available in French from Johanne Pouliot's site.

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