Friday night the boys will join musicians from around the world at the 43rd annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a historic music fair with 12 stages featuring a wide variety of indigenous music styles. Then they will head to Lafayette for the Festival International de Louisiane for a weekend at the largest outdoor Francophone event in the U.S. The Festival places special emphasis on the connections between Acadiana and the Francophone world. Each year performing and visual artists from Europe, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, and the Americas are invited to share their talents with Louisiana artists, residents, and visitors. Credit picture: Bryan J. Smith, Reynald Recital Hall, 2012 nov.
The nominees for the 2013 JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in Toronto this morning, and for the 3rd time Le Vent du Nord are in the running. “Tromper le temps” has been nominated for best Roots & Traditional Album for the Year: Group. This year the Juno Awards ceremony will be hosted by Michael Buble on April 21, 2013 at the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. Congratulations to all the nominees! You can read more here
Le Vent du Nord will not be forgetting their 10th anniversary any time soon! In fact, unexpected news have just come in that make this soon-to-be-over 10th year even more memorable! Yesterday, Thursday the 29th of November 2012, Le Vent du Nord’s latest CD “Tromper le temps” received an award at the 65th edition of the Académie Charles Cros's 2012 Grands Prix annuels du Disque et du DVD. "We are thrilled, surprised and proud to receive a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros award, especially in the world music category. As Quebecois & American francophones, we are proud of this music, and proud of the fact that it is being acknowledged by the Académie as part of the large world music family," said the members of the band in a video played during the annual awards ceremony at the Auditorium Charles Trenet of the Maison Radio-France in Paris. Le Vent du Nord is the first Québécois artist to receive an award in the "World Music" category of that institution renown world-widely.
With the Montreal premiere of their new show Tromper Le Temps (“Fooling Time”) on October 30, Le Vent du Nord began a new journey. The group is now in the U.S. to launch its new album. They started their Fall 2012 Tour last weekend at the Austin Celtic Festival (Texas). From November 9 to 17, they will visit the Northwest (OR, UT, MT and CA) before returning to the Northeast at the end of the month (NY, VT).
The Montréal’s Premiere of Tromper le temps will be presented tomorrow TUESDAY OCTOBER 30 at the Théâtre Le Gesù, 1200 rue Bleury, Montreal. This may seem far for some of you, but, never know... If you're around don't miss it, it will certainly be a big time for everyone! (Directed by Michel Rivard. Sound: François Beauséjour & Light: Robert Perreault) Reservation : 514 861-4036
- Le Vent du Nord is currently nominated at the Canadian Folk Music Awards (Best Trad Album & Ensemble of the year) Gala, november 15