Film, Video Vishtèn: Acadian Music from Prince Edward Island

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Title
Vishtèn: Acadian Music from Prince Edward Island
Summary
The band Vishtèn paid homage to their traditions and to the historic and strong musical connections on their island Acadian communities.
Event Date
March 21, 2019
Notes
-  Vishtèn is an award winning Canadian band that performs both traditional and original Acadian music with rock energy. Their original "neo-traditional" compositions blend updated versions of French and Celtic genres. The trio comprises multi-instrumentalists Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc from the Evangeline Region of Prince Edward Island, and Magdalen Islands' native, Pascal Miousse. These three artists are accomplished solo musicians as well. Located off the north coast of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island is home to a small but thriving a Francophone Acadian community with a rich tradition of song and instrumental music. Nearby, the even smaller archipelago of the Magdalen Islands (les Iles de la Madeleine) is predominantly Francophone, recognized for its distinctive French dialect, songs and unique fiddling style. All three members of Vishtèn were raised in homes in which traditional music, percussive dance and kitchen parties were part of everyday life.
Running Time
1 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
image

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