Film, Video Vishtèn Oral History

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Vishtèn Oral History
Members of the band Vishtèn paid homage to their traditions and to the historic and strong musical connections between their two island Acadian communities.
Event Date
March 21, 2019
-  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.
-  Stephen Winick is a writer-editor in the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.
Running Time
39 minutes, 56 seconds
Online Format
online text

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