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Festival ete francophone vancouver

Every June since 1990, Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver organizes the Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver (Vancouver Francophone Summer Festival), one of the most important cultural and musical francophone events in Western Canada.

Discover more than a week of concerts under the banner of international francophone music. In a lively atmosphere, thousands of people come together to hear artists from across Canada and around the world. Our audience is not limited to the Francophone and Francophile community, but includes the population of Vancouver at large as well as tourists who are interested in taking in a cultural experience that is unique on the West Coast!

The Festival is:

  • One of the most important francophone rendez-vous  west of Ottawa
  • A way to abolish language barriers and promote multiculturalism

Since its first year, Le Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver has presented many international artists such as Daniel Bélanger, Patrice Michaud, Pierre Lapointe, Coeur de Pirate, Linda Lemay, Zachary Richard, Les Cowboys Fringants, La Compagnie Créole, Ariane Moffatt, Paul Piché...

FESTIVAL D'ÉTÉ |DJ LAF | ALORS ON REDANSE | DJ LAF

Location Croatian Cultural Centre 3250, Commercial DriveVancouver, V5N 4E4

Presale
Member Ticket: $10 
Non-Member Ticket: $15

At the door rates
Member Ticket: $15
Non-Member Ticket: $20

                     

On the occasion of the St-Jean-Baptiste day, The Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver is organizing a festive night on June 24th at the Croatian Cultural Center. The evening will start with a performance by Vallée des Loups to commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21). Then Montreal’s Joyce N'sana, of Congolese descent, will give us a unique show accompanied by three BC Francophone artists with African roots: Jacky Essombe, Yoro Noukoussi and Kocassallé Dioubaté. The night will end with a DJ set by DJ LAF that will heat the dancefloor for everyone. 

Ticket rates – Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive - 7:30 P.M

GENERAL ADMISSION - DOORS OPEN AT 19:00 PM

 

Presale tickets 

At door

Member**

Single ticket: $ 15

Single ticket: $ 20

Non-Member

Single ticket: $ 20

Single ticket: $ 25

 

** Member: By having a BRONZE category membership, you benefit from 2 tickets at reduced rates.
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JOYCE N'SANA (QC)

Joyce N’sana is the voice of Afrobluehop. Radio-Canada’s Discovery of the Year for 2021-2022 made her name with Reggae, but this diminutive woman with a big voice now makes music in a delicious blend of Afro-blues and Hip-hop. Growing up in war-torn Congo, she has one clear and determined message: the art of peace. She has drawn attention for her “incredible intensity” (Éric Barette, Radio-Canada) and for her “survivor’s fervour” (Stéphane Laporte, La Voix) and her new EP "Obosso" has been praised as “high calibre” (Jean-François Côté, Radio-Canada). She takes her audience on an emotional roller coaster, both with the stirring rhythms of her music and her voice that straddles sweetness and raucous ascents.

It is no accident that Joyce N’sana has won many awards over recent years. This Congolese-Quebecer released her first EP in March 2016 and stayed at #1 in Canada for the whole summer in the Earshot ratings for the World Music category. The same year, her EP was named "World Music Album of the Year" by CJLO radio. In 2017, she made an appearance on the show La Voix, in 2018 she won in the Montreal finals of the Landmark Events Showcase, and in 2019 she was a finalist in Vitrines XP. As she has recently been named Radio-Canada’s Discovery of the Year for 2021-2022, she will present her new EP "Obosso", available on all the major platforms.

JACKY ESSOMBE (BC)
&
YORO NOUKOUSSI
KOCASSALÉ DIOUBATÉ

Originally from Cameroon, Jacky Essombe grew up in Yaoundé and Paris and now lives in Vancouver. She has toured in Canada, the United States and Europe with major recording artists and has appeared on television and radio in Canada, Europe and Africa. A true cultural liaison and an enthusiastic ambassador for the African culture, Jacky's passion for her culture inspired her to become a best-selling author, professional dancer, dance teacher, storyteller, trainer and speaker and a TV and radio show host. She uses dance as a medium to express life to its fullest and also as a journey to a higher level of consciousness. She loves to share the traditions, history and culture of Africa, and the wisdom of her ancestors, and she truly believes that the Western world can benefit from the ancient wisdom of indigenous people. Jacky will be joined by the multi-instrumentalists and talented, Yoro Noukoussi & Kocassalé Dioubaté to give you an unforgettable performance for the 33rd Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver.

 

VALLÉE DES LOUPS (BC)

Vallée des Loups combines passion for music and social justice to create songs that engage the heart and spirit. Singer-songwriter Pascale Goodrich-Black and of the multi-instrumentalist and composer Max Goodrich-Black are the backbone of Vallée des Loups, a collaboration of musicians from diverse backgrounds that anchors itself in acoustic soul and pop. This year, Vallée des Loups offers an intimate concert by Pascale and Max, who will share their hearts and their powerful message. Their voices and the melodies they create are as poetic as they are moving. Vallée des Loups speaks to the challenges affecting Indigenous and Francophone communities, and to protecting the Earth. This music invites you to dive into a musical universe that vibrates with humanity.
 

SHALL WE DANCE with DJ LAF

On the occasion of the St-Jean-Baptiste day, The Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver is organizing a festive night on June 24th at the Croatian Cultural Center. he night will end with a DJ set by DJ LAF that will heat the dancefloor for everyone. As an antidote to the two pandemic years behind us, marked by confinement and social distancing, DJ LAF will fly from Quebec City to Vancouver with a music set capturing the greatest hits of Francophone music from the 2000’s, going back to the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. A passionate of intergenerational music, DJ LAF (aka Sylvain Laforêt) will create a memorable ambiance to the delight of all Francophones and Francophiles, no matter if you are from Canada, Quebec, France, Belgium, Switzerland or any other part of the Francophone world, there will be something for everyone to rejoice, and make this 2022 St-Jean-Baptiste day a memorable one!  

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