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COUP DE COEUR FRANCOPHONE DE VANCOUVER

Originating in Montreal, this event is an annual testimony to our connection to Francophone culture. Today, a number of presenters in Canada use the Coup de coeur label to refer to a series of concerts that are organized independently but are united around a common desire to celebrate the arts through francophone music and song.

Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver looks forward to seeing you for the 25th edition of Coup de coeur francophone de Vancouver in November 2019.

Since its beginning, many artists have come to perform at this annual event: Michel Rivard, QW4RTZ, Daniel Lavoie, Myriam Parent, Martha Wainwright, Radio-Radio, Fred Pellerin, Les Sœurs Boulay, Les Hays Babies, Anaïs and many more.

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MICHEL RIVARD + MEHDI CAYENNE

Location Vancouver Playhouse600, Hamilton St.Vancouver
As part of the 23rd edition of the Coup de coeur francophone de Vancouver, Le Centre present Michel Rivard and Mehdi Cayenne in concert on November 29th. 
 
 
MICHEL RIVARD + MEHDI CAYENNE

TICKETS - PRESALE

Membres: $25*

Non-membres: $30*

*Excluding service fees

 

**You have until 9pm on Wednesday, November 28th to purchase your tickets at our presale rate starting at $25. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door on the night of the event. Box office will open at 7pm and the doors at 7:30pm.

 

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MICHEL RIVARD
 
Le Centre is proud to welcome singer-songwriter-composer Michel Rivard with his most recent show «Songs whispered in your ear». Michel Rivard has established himself over the past 40 years as one of the most fascinating creators on the francophone music scene. In the footsteps of Leclerc, Vigneault and Ferland, this wholehearted artist has contributed to taking Quebec songwriting toward new forms of contemporary urban folk.
 
With titles such as Le blues de la Métropole, La complainte du phoque en Alaska, Je voudrais voir la mer, Maudit bonheur, the many classics created by Michel Rivard are a powerful testimony to his status as a top-notch songwriter-composer who has won many awards, both here and in Europe. From the adventure of Beau Dommage to his many solo albums and major collaborations (including with OSM and Diane Dufresne), he continues to apply with unfailing success a very personal vision and style to his whole remarkable and constantly evolving career.

About his show ''Songs whispered in your ear''
''In 1977, my first solo album was release, entitled Méfiez-vous du Grand Amour (Don’t trust big love). To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this adventure, which is still alive and well, and to thank you for being part of it, I would like to bring you an intimate and informal evening, filled with songs and conversations. From the very first songs to the as yet unreleased compositions of recent months, with little anecdotal or poetic detours, I will sing you the words and the notes that have been closest to my heart over the past forty years. On stage there will be me, a microphone, a stool, several guitars and all the joy that keeps me passionate about this business. In the room I hope with all my heart there will you. See you soon!” - Michel Rivard

 

 

 
MEHDI CAYENNE
 
The show will open with singer-songwriter-composer Mehdi Cayenne. Originally from Algeria and France, growing up in Quebec, Acadia and Ontario, he felt his artistic vocation calling him like an asthma attack from the age of six. Mehdi invented himself as a singer, poet and comedian, criss-crossing Canada in all directions to perform on street corners, in cafés, bars, auditoriums and theatres.

Launching the Mehdi Cayenne Club in 2009 (now shortened to just Mehdi Cayenne), he released the album ''Luminata'' in 2011, followed by ''NA NA BOO BOO'' in 2013 and then ''Aube'' (Dawn) in 2015, winning critical acclaim and awards en route, such as at the Trille Or Awards Gala rewarding artists from Canadian francophonie, and performing on some of the major stages here and abroad. Through hundreds of high-spirited shows, his reputation has been made as a whimsical artist off the beaten track - but behind his “mad dog” image he reveals an intense love of creation and a solid background in the business.
 
His moniker “Le Cayenne” refers to the Cayenne prison, the setting for the life of Henri Charrière, discovered by Mehdi through his reading of ''Papillon''. The idea here is to escape the prisons that we sometimes build in our minds. The name is well suited to an artist who does things his own way and never closes any doors. In perpetual evolution between French chanson, pop, funk and post-punk, Mehdi Cayenne is an artist who is impossible to pigeon-hole and who is spreading his wings high into the international francophone music scene.