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Revels presents Josée Vachon: Traditions and Songs of Acadia and Quebec
February 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Explore musical traditions from around the world with the #RevelsConnects: Musical Connections Series of FREE intimate salon-style performances and companion podcasts, produced in collaboration with the Mass Cultural Council. This new series explores musical traditions from around the world with intimate virtual experiences, including 45-minute salon-style performances with a variety of musical tradition bearers. Each performance is hosted on Facebook Live and followed by a companion podcast produced in collaboration with the Mass Cultural Council and hosted by the MCC’s Folk Arts & Heritage Program Manager, Maggie Holtzberg.
Don’t miss an incredible #RevelsConnects: Musical Connections journey as Franco-American singer Josée Vachon performs traditional songs of Quebec and Acadia, as well as her own original music that teaches the history and culture of New England’s Franco-Americans.
Companion Podcast to be posted Wed., March 3
Josée Vachon has performed throughout New England, eastern Canada, and France for over 35 years, representing Franco-American culture and music. She has 12 solo recordings and 2 with her band, Chanterelle, has an original song on a Smithsonian Folkways CD, and has received several honors and awards from Franco-American organizations, cultural and educational groups. She hosted over 500 episodes of “Bonjour!”, a French variety cable TV show from Manchester, NH, and was a guest singer/actress for the 2016 Acadian-Cajun Christmas Revels at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. Josée also recently received a fellowship from Mass. Cultural Council for her work in traditional arts. Learn more about Josée on her website http://joseevachon.com/.
Josée Vachon: Traditions and Songs of Acadia and Quebec streams live @TheRevels on Facebook on Sunday, February 28 at 5:00 pm ET.
The companion #RevelsConnects: Musical Connections podcast will be available on podcast streaming apps including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher beginning Wednesday, March 3. Check out all our #RevelsConnects: Musical Connections podcasts at https://revelsconnectsmusicalconnections.buzzsprout.com