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François-Félix Roy: Québécois Traditional Music

Date: 11 Jan 2024, 7:30pm - 8:30pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


An evening of musique traditionelle québécoise with emerging artist François-Félix Roy!

2024 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee / Traditional Singer of the Year!

Aldor Emerging Artist Award winning guitarist and singer François-Félix Roy (Festival Trad Montréal 2022) is a new and refreshing rising star in the Québécois traditional music scene. His unique approach combines the liveliness of traditional music with the nuance and subtlety folksingers are known for. From spirited war songs to introspective laments, his skillful guitar playing is empowered by the vibrancy of typical French-Canadian foot percussion. His concerts also feature instrumental reels and waltzes, reimagined through delicate fingerstyle arrangements.

François-Félix launched his debut album Peines perdues in 2023, produced by Éric Beaudry (De temps antan, La bottine souriante). Its success has carried him to a variety of reputable venues, including the National Theater of Genova in Italy. His music has earned prizes in Canada and in the USA, where juries have lauded his instrumental mastery as well as the genuineness of his enthralling performances. He has shared the stage with many renowned artists such as Italian virtuoso Beppe Gambetta and Oji-Cree songwriter Aysanabee.



Listen:

Solo performance at the National Theater of Genova
https://youtu.be/8GCMn3o3PDk

Suite de la cardeuse (Fingerstyle medley)
https://youtu.be/w_o72TjyYYU

Listen to Peines perdues
https://ffm.to/6avjgpb


*** WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW *** 

  • Date : Thursday,  January 11th, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location : Alliance Française de Philadelphie
  • Language : French & English
  • Fee: $20 for AF members / $25 for non AF members
  • Included in the price: One drink (wine, beer, sodas)



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