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COUP DE COEUR - KANEN & MATT STERN - ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE ONLINE

ONLINE. For the last concert of the Coup de coeur, artists in residence Kanen and Matt Stern will present the music they created together after three days of work. Kanen is presented in collaboration with Montreal music contest Les Francouvertes.

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To comply with the B.C. government’s health and safety new regulations released on Thursday, November 19th, 2020, the concert will be only live-streamed, so that everyone in the francophone community can enjoy the concert. The show will be video-recorded and broadcast live on the online ticket website "lepointdevente.com". Once you have purchased tickets on the website, you will receive a streaming link by email. This link is unique and cannot be shared.  

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This show will also be presented online at no charge to the students of the École Au-coeur-de-l'île in Comox and the École Gabrielle-Roy in Surrey on Friday, November 27, in collaboration with the PassepART program.

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KANEN (QC)

THIS SHOW IS IN COLLABORATION WITH LES FRANCOUVERTES MONTRÉAL MUSIC CONTEST

Karen Pinette Fontaine hails from the Innu community of Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam in Quebec’s Côte-Nord region. She first attracted notice as a musician in 2016 on the show Le Rythme III, broadcast on APTN. Since 2017, she has remained active on the music scene, especially known for her participation in the collective Aboriginal music festival “Nikamu Mamuitun – Chansons rassembleuses” and her participation in the 24th edition of the Francouvertes, where she stood out among the semi-finalists. In 2019, she launched her solo career with her first EP entitled "Karen Pinette Fontaine". On stage, her special brand of folk music is accompanied by ukulele, double bass and piano, and she delivers heartfelt and sensitive lyrics written in French and in Innu in a soft and restrained voice. Between songs, this young artist converses comfortably with the audience, often presenting her compositions in poetic language with the rich imagery that flows naturally from her artistic world.

 

MATT STERN (B.-C)

Presented at the 31st edition of the Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver, Matt Stern is back with us to collaborate with the young singer Kanen. Matt is very involved with First Nations communities. He was so inspired by author Débora Abood’s children’s book Precious and Sacred, recounting the conversation between an Aboriginal grandfather and his grandson about the meaning of the two words in the title, that when he finished reading it, he wrote a song about it in one night! The editor and author of the story liked the song so much that they decided to distribute the recording to the participants at the International Indigenous Early Childhood Development conference. This song named "Precious and Sacred" is also featured on Matt’s album "Magic".

Born in Montreal and currently based on Vancouver Island, he has been a featured performer at the Campbell Bay Music Festival, twice at the Victoria French Festival, Canadian Music Week, POP Montreal, Enoshima Music Festival in Japan, the 1st World Outgames and on CBC's Home from the Vinyl Café. He is slated to appear at the Jeux de la francophonie canadienne in July 2021. Praised by Radio-Canada International for promoting body positivity and diversity, Matt has received awards from the LA Film Awards & the KASHISH Film Festival in Mumbai for his original music videos. He performs in Japanese, French, English and Spanish and has been featured in Exclaim!, Italy's Periodico Daily and on Let's Go There (Channel Q) in Los Angeles.

His music video "You're Magic" was picked up by Mtl Blog and went viral within 24 hours. Recently, his video "Take It or Leave It", compiled during quarantine from clips submitted by fans, was picked up by Victoria Buzz and achieved the same result. His new album, "Take It or Leave It" was released in January 2020 on all platforms and its first music video "Full Moon" was screened at the Victoria Film Festival in February. That same week, the first single "Don't Tell Me" was syndicated on CBC and picked up by shows across the country while French singles "Dans mes rêves" and "Droit devant" were broadcast on Radio-Canada. A recent feature in Addicted Magazine characterized Matt's new album as "beautiful music that makes you feel seen and safe."

 

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