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CANCELLED - SAFIA NOLIN | VÉRONIQUE TRUDEL

Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver regrets to announce the cancellation of Safia Nolin’s Nouvelle Scène concert initially scheduled on Saturday, February 26, 2022 in Studio 16. Due to the artist’s decision as a result of health issues, Safia Nolin cannot make the trip and present her planned show in Vancouver this weekend. Under the circumstances, anyone who has purchased tickets for the in-person or live-stream performance of Safia Nolin’s concert will be reimbursed.

Cancellation of Safia Nolin’s Nouvelle Scène concert, both in-person and on livestreaming. 

 Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver regrets to announce the cancellation of Safia Nolin’s Nouvelle Scène concert initially scheduled on Saturday, February 26, 2022 in Studio 16. Due to the artist’s decision as a result of health issues, Safia Nolin cannot make the trip and present her planned show in Vancouver this weekend. Under the circumstances, anyone who has purchased tickets for the in-person or live-stream performance of Safia Nolin’s concert will be reimbursed. Our client service team will contact you directly by email or by phone to process the refund of your tickets.

Anyone looking for more information on the refund process is welcome to contact Le Centre’s client service at 604-736-9806, or by email at info@lecentreculturel.com.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused by this cancellation, which is beyond our control.

Thank you for your understanding,

 

 

 

SAFIA NOLIN (QC)

2016 Gala de l’ADISQ 
Félix award for Discovery of the Year and Video of the Year.
2016 Gala de l’ADISQ 
Nominations in the categories of Folk Album of the Year, Critics’ Choice for Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year.
2017 Gala de l’ADISQ
Félix award for Female Vocalist of the Year and Cover Album of the Year.
2019 Gala de l’ADISQ
Nomination Folk Album of the Year.
2020 Canadian Folk Music Award 
Nomination in the category Songwriter-Composer of the Year.

 

With her moody folk songs, Safia Nolin has won over critics and fans from the beginning. Whether she is singing her own compositions or classic covers from the Québécois and French repertory, the artist transports us into her singular world. A native of the City of Québec, she launched her first album in 2015, entitled Limoilou in reference to this district of the lower city of Québec where she grew up. This first opus became a cult album on the francophone music landscape, and since then, the artist has had a stellar rise to fame. Limoilou earned recognition for the singer as Discovery of the Year at the 2016 Gala de l’ADISQ, and the following year at the same awards ceremony, the honour of being chosen as Female Vocalist of the Year. We can add to this her nomination on the long list of the Polaris Music Awards, the prestigious Félix-Leclerc Awards, and the SOCAN Discovery Awards. After the release of two albums of cover songs, (Reprises vol 1 released in 2016, and Reprises vol 2 in 2019), including in particular numerous collaborations with artists such as Marie Carmen, Alexandra Strélinski, La Force and Pomme, as well as a second album of original songs, Dans le Noir (“In the Dark”), released in 2018, Safia Nolin has never failed to make her mark as an iconic figure in Francophone vocal music in Canada and in Europe. She has also released many singles and EPs, and ensuing collaborations, for example with the Patrick Watson duo for the song Mélancolie (Melancholia), the Dagues videoclip showcasing drag queen Verona Verushka, and a beautiful clip for her bilingual Lesbian Break-up Song, a collaboration with Bien à vous (“Yours Truly”) and The Womanhood Project. Safia Nolin is a headliner for numerous festivals, including the Montreal Francofolies. In addition to bridging the gap between the francophone music scene and the anglo-Canadian artistic realm, she has charmed the French with her performance as opener for Lou Doillon and Pomme, and she has been featured in the pages of Inrockuptibles, Télérama, and the daily newspaper Libération, among other publications. This very engaged artist is also the spokesperson for Lesbian Visibility Day (Journée de la visibilité lesbienne) in Montreal, and she recently shaved her head for the “Shaved Head Challenge” (“Défi têtes rasées”) to raise money for LEUCAN. In 2020, she created the show Saint-Jeanne, an inclusive performance for the Fête nationale du Québec (broadcast online for this first edition), with the goal of reflecting contemporary Québec and giving visibility to artists who are not as visible as they should be.

On December 16, 2021, with the COVID-19 pandemic in full force after the emergence of the Omicron variant, Safia Nolin released a new EP entitled SEUM. After building up expectations with the cuts PLS, 1000 and Mourir au Large (Dying off the Coast), in this new EP Safia offers us abrasive indie rock songs and minimalist folk pieces in harmonious cohabitation. In parallel, Safia Nolin presents a videoclip that she made herself for Personne (Nobody),the fourth cut on SEUM. This song transposes Safia Nolin into the universe of the famous video game Les Sims, that she has loved since she was an adolescent.

In the fall of 2021, right after the release of this new EP, Safia had started a tour in Québec that was supposed to be continued in April 2022, after an interruption imposed by the pandemic. So this is her first opportunity to come out to meet Vancouver audiences and enjoy the delights of our springtime after such a harsh winter in Québec at the start of 2022.

 

 

VÉRONIQUE TRUDEL ( B.C) 

Véronique Trudel is an artisan-musician. Her work is eclectic and creative, mainly in the intimist style of folk music, but without being confined to a particular style. Accompanying herself on piano, her guitar or her ukulele, she performs her compositions with sweet refreshing originality and contagious sensitivity. Her creations are imbued with spirituality, nature, social justice, love and a feeling for daily life as a mother. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, her musical interests, especially singing and composition, go back to her childhood. In 2006, when she spent 10 months living in Iqaluit in Nunavut, she developed an interest in performance.

Originally from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Quebec, she lives today in Nelson, British Columbia. Music is not her only passion. She is an herbalist and a gardener with an interest in permaculture, as well as psychology and cultural mediation. She shares her inner quest with striking authenticity, naïveté and generosity.

 

 

Anyone looking for more information on the refund process is welcome to contact Le Centre’s client service at 604-736-9806. 

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