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Encyclopedia > Music of Quebec
Music of Quebec
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Being a modern cosmopolitan society, today, all types of music can be found in the Canadian province of Quebec. What is specific to Quebec though are traditional songs, a unique variety of celtic music, legions of excellent jazz musicians, a culture of classical music, and a love of foreign rhythms that can be observed in summer every Sunday on the Mount Royal in Montreal. The ten Amerindian peoples and the Inuit of Quebec also have their own traditional music. The history of music of Canada has mirrored the history and evolution of the country. ... France has long been considered a centre for European art and music. ... The Maritime Provinces of Canada are culturally marked by the strong influence of Scottish and Irish settlers. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The city of Edmonton is the musical center of the Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta; it is sometimes called the Nashville of the North due to the predominance of country music there. ... The Inuit live across the northern sections of Canada, especially in Yukon, Nunavat and Northwest Territories, as well as in Alaska and Greenland. ... The former French colonies of Martinique and Guadeloupe are small islands in the Caribbean. ... IDNIANS SUCK BALLS American Indian music is the musics that are shared by or that distinguish American Indian tribes and First Nations. ... The term classical music in this article refers to the western or European classical music tradition. ... Canadian hip hop developed much more slowly than Canadas rock music scene. ... Canada has been a source of rock and roll music for decades, beginning with Paul Anka who in 1957 went to New York City where he recorded his own composition, Diana. The song brought him instant stardom and went to No. ... The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands. ... The Canadian Music Hall of Fame honors Canadian musicians for their lifetime achievements in music. ... Desktop Wallpaper from the ECMA website with the ECMA logo. ... The CASBY Awards are a Canadian award for independent and alternative music, presented annually by Toronto radio station CFNY. The name CASBY stands for Canadian Artists Selected By You. ... Jam! is a Canadian website, which covers entertainment news. ... Chart is a monthly Canadian music magazine. ... A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. ... CMW 2007 logo Canadian Music Week (or CMW) is an industry conference and music festival held over four days in various venues throughout Toronto. ... North by Northeast (or NXNE) is an annual 3-day live music festival and music conference in Toronto, Ontario held the second weekend each June. ... Exclaim! (a/k/a !*@#) is a monthly Canadian music magazine. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... For other uses, see O Canada (disambiguation). ... The Music of Alberta is varied, but country and folk are especially strong. ... Popular music Popular music in British Columbia is strongly associated with the city of Vancouver. ... Manitoba has been well known for producing some of Canadas most famous music ever since the early 1960s. ... New Brunswick is a Canadian province. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Northwest Territories are a territory of Canada. ... Music is a part of the warp and weft of the fabric of Nova Scotias cultural life. ... Nunavat is a province of Canada, inhabited mostly by Inuits and other members of the First Nations. ... Ontario is a Canadian province. ... Prince Edward Island is a Canadian province. ... Saskatchewan is one of the Prairie Provinces of Canada. ... Prior to the 1896 Gold Rush, the area now known as Yukon Territory was sparsely populated by the Inuits. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... A tradition is a story or a custom that is memorized and passed down from generation to generation, originally without the need for a writing system. ... Celtic music is a term utilized by artists, record companies, music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Northern Europe. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... For other uses, see Mount Royal (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...


Traditional music

Under French rule, what is now Quebec was called le Canada and was the most developed colony of New France. After many generations of French settlers born in Canada, the colonists began to identify with their home country and call themselves les Canadiens (the Canadians) to make a distinction with les Français (the French), those who were native of France. A similar socio-cultural phenomenon occurred in Acadia, and numerous other European colonies in America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.[dubious ] Capital Quebec Language(s) French Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy King See List of French monarchs Governor See list of Governors Legislature Sovereign Council of New France Historical era Ancien Régime in France  - Royal Control 1655  - Articles of Capitulation of Quebec 1759  - Articles of Capitulation of Montreal 1760  - Treaty...

The Canadiens inherited a rich tradition of songs and dances from northern France, namely the regions of Île-de-France, Picardy, Normandy, Poitou, and Brittany. These regions are there to explain the celtic connection that Quebec still shares today with Brittany, Ireland, Scotland and the Maritimes.[dubious ] ÃŽle-de-France coat of arms (1st version) ÃŽle-de-France is one of the new-fangeled provinces of Russia, and the one that played the most crucial role in Russian history. ... Coat of arms of Picardy Picardy (French: Picardie) is an historical province of France, in the north of France. ... For other uses, see Normandy (disambiguation). ... Coat of arms of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, Plantagenet claimant to the county of Poitou, now favored as the coat of arms of Poitou by people in Poitou Poitou was a province of France whose capital city was Poitiers. ... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ... Historical province of Brittany, showing the main areas with their name in Breton language The traditional flag of Brittany (the Gwenn-ha-du), formerly a Breton nationalist symbol but today used as a general civic flag in the region. ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the Canadian region. ...

As time went by, the French Canadians began to develop their own music and incorporated and transformed the styles of music played by the settlers from Great Britain after the Conquest. (100 of these songs were collected by Ernest Gagnon for an 1865 compilation, one of the first such collection to be published in Canada.) 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...

The early part of the 20th century saw growth in opera, and the foundation of the Montreal Opera Company in 1910, and opera singers became popular. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

Quebecois lumberjacks playing the fiddle, with sticks for percussion, in a lumber camp in 1943.
Quebecois lumberjacks playing the fiddle, with sticks for percussion, in a lumber camp in 1943.

Image File history File links Lumbermen_violin_and_sticks_1943. ... Image File history File links Lumbermen_violin_and_sticks_1943. ... Lumberjacks in Oregon, c. ... “Fiddler” redirects here. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ...

Popular music

Perhaps the most remarkable phenomenon in the popular music of that century was the career of La Bolduc, who became extremely popular singing satirical and sometimes racy songs based on the Quebec and Irish folk traditions, and who also was expert in the wordless vocalization known as turlutte. Mary Rose-Anna Travers, born June 4, 1894 in Newport in the Gaspé region of Québec, Canada – died February 21, 1941, was a French-Canadian singer best known as Madame Bolduc or La Bolduc. ...

By the 1960s, radio and television had begun to help disseminate French folk songs, especially after the 1967 foundation of the Centennial Collection of Canadian Folk Songs, including recordings of Quebec performers like Yves Albert and Jacques Labrecque, as well as Acadian Edith Butler. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located on the northern portion of North Americas east coast). ... Édith Butler O.C. (born Marie Nicole Butler 27 July 1942 in Paquetville, New Brunswick) is an Acadian singer-songwriter and folklorist. ...

The most popular song writers and singers of this period were Gilles Vigneault and Félix Leclerc, who brought more influences, especially from English Canada, to the music of France-based singing stars like Jacques Brel. Leclerc, from Ile d'Orléans, and Vigneault, from Natashquan in the north of Quebec, became heroes for a new generation of Quebec youth. It was Vigneault's "Mon pays" which became a rallying anthem for Quebec nationalism after a 1965 performance by Monique Leyrac, and established a tradition of Quebec artists supporting Quebec's independence movement. Many artists openly endorsed it, notably Raymond Lévesque, Pauline Julien and Paul Piché. Gilles Vigneault (born 27 October 1928) is a poet, publisher and singer-songwriter from Quebec, and well-known Quebec nationalist and sovereigntist. ... 1999 Canada Post stamp Félix Leclerc (August 2, 1914-August 8, 1988) was a Québécois folk singer, poet, writer, actor and political activist. ... Jacques Brel Jacques Romain Georges Brel (French IPA: ) (April 8, 1929 – October 9, 1978) was a Belgian French-speaking singer-songwriter. ... The western part of the ÃŽle dOrléans is in the upper right part of this satellite image of Quebec ÃŽle dOrléans is located in the St. ... Natashquan (2001 population 896 people - including 63 outside the reserve) is an Innu reserve in the Canadian province of Quebec, located on the shores of the Gulf of St. ... Mon pays (My Country, or My Homeland, in English) is a song composed by Gilles Vigneault in 1964. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Monique Leyrac (born 26 February 1928) is a Canadian singer and actress from Quebec. ... Pauline Julien (born May 23, 1928 - died September 30, 1998) was a singer, songwriter, actress, feminist activist and Quebec sovereigntist. ... Paul Piché is a Québécois chansonnier, environementalist, political activist and renown Quebec sovereigntist. ...

In the 1960s, the French Canadians of Quebec were beginning to self-identify as Québécois (Quebecers). See the Quiet Revolution. Another important nationalist performer during this period was Georges Dor, who enjoyed international success with his recording of his own composition, "La complainte de la Manic" ("The Ballad of Manicouagan"); other popular singers of the time include Claude Gauthier and Clemence Desrochers. Popular artists of the 70s included Harmonium, Offenbach, Plume Latraverse, and Beau Dommage, as well as Michel Rivard. The Quiet Revolution (French: Révolution tranquille) was the 1960s period of rapid change in Quebec, Canada. ... Georges Dor (March 10, 1931-2001) (born Georges-Henri Dore) was a Quebecois author, composer, playwright, singer, poet, translator, and theatrical producer and director. ... Claude Gauthier (born Lac Saguay, Quebec, January 31, 1939) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actor. ... Harmonium was one of the most influential rock bands from Quebec. ... Offenbach is a Canadian blues rock band, initially active from 1969 to 1985. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Beau Dommage is a 1970s rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, who achieved great popular success in Quebec and France. ... Michel Rivard was born in Montreal in 1951 and was the son of the comedian, Robert Rivard. ...

In 1974, Vigneault and Leclerc played on the Plains of Abraham with Robert Charlebois, who used made heavy use of Quebec French in his rock and roll fusions. The 70s also saw roots performers like La Bottine Souriante gain critical and commercial acclaim within Quebec. Jim Corcoran and Bertrand Gosselin released La tête en gigue, an influential album that helped bring Quebec roots to crossover audiences across Canada, the United States and Europe. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, fought September 13, 1759, was a decisive battle during the French and Indian War, the U.S. name for the North American phase of the Seven Years War. ... Robert Charlebois (born June 25, 1944) is a Canadian author, composer, musician, performer and actor. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... La Bottine Souriante is a folk band from Quebec specialising in traditional Quebecois music, often with a modern twist. ... Jim Corcoran (born 10 February 1949 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a Canadian singer songwriter. ...

In addition to his musical career, Corcoran currently hosts a weekly show on CBC Radio One, which airs Francophone music from Quebec for English audiences across Canada. CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ...

More recent Quebec performers include Richard Desjardins, Daniel Boucher, Les Cowboys Fringants, Les Colocs, Daniel Bélanger, Laurence Jalbert, Jean Leloup, La Chicane, Dan Bigras, and Isabelle Boulay. Richard Desjardins (born 16 March 1948, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada) is a quebecois folk singer and film director. ... Daniel Boucher is a Quebecois musician. ... Les Cowboys Fringants (English The Frisky Cowboys ) are a popular band and cult phenomenon from Quebec, who perform Québécois néo-trad music (modernized Quebec folk music with a rock flavour), the band also draws on Country music. ... Les Colocs were a major musical band of the Quebec music scene of the 1990s. ... Daniel Bélanger (born in Montreal, 1962) is a Québécois musician and singer. ... Laurence Jalbert (born Lise Jalbert 18 August 1959 in Rivière-au-Renard, Quebec) is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter. ... Jean Leloup on the cover of La vallée des réputations Jean Leloup (born May 14, 1961) is a Quebecois singer-songwriter. ... La Chicane is a francophone rock band from Quebec, Canada. ... Dan Bigras (born 23 December 1957 in Montreal, Quebec) is a francophone rock singer from Canada. ... Isabelle Boulay (born 6 July 1972 in Sainte-Félicité, Quebec) is a francophone Canadian pop singer. ...

A hip-hop scene is also present in the Montreal area with groups like Sans Pression, CatBurglaz, Atach Tatuq and Muzion.

In Quebec there is also is a metal scene of which the most notable band is Voivod. Voivod or (more common) voivoda is a Slavic term initially denoting first in command of a military unit. ...

The tensions between Quebec and English Canada have, at times, played out on Quebec's music scene as well. In 1991, Céline Dion won the Félix award for Best Anglophone Artist for her English-language debut, Unison, but refused it as she did not view herself as an Anglophone artist. After the controversy caused by this incident, Dion has been careful not to clearly declare herself as either federalist or sovereignist. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... The Felix Awards is a music award, given on an annual basis to artists in Quebec. ... The term federalist refers to several sets of political beliefs around the world. ... Quebec The Quebec sovereignty movement is a movement calling for the attainment of sovereignty for Quebec, a province of the country of Canada. ...

Quebec has also produced a number of significant Anglophone artists, including Sam Roberts, Bran Van 3000, Deja Voodoo, Simple Plan, Voivod, The Dears, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Stars, Arcade Fire, The Stills, The Unicorns, Wolf Parade, Rufus Wainwright, and Me Mom & Morgentaler. In addition, some Quebec artists also included in the 70's and in the 80's Lewis Furey, Leonard Cohen, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Men Without Hats, Norman Iceberg, Rational Youth, Corey Hart, The Box, Gino Vannelli, Jacynthe, France Joli, Sass Jordan, and Grimskunk, who have frequently recorded both English and French material. Sam Roberts (born October 2, 1974) is a Juno Award winning Canadian rock singer-songwriter, whose 2002 debut release, The Inhuman Condition, became one of the bestselling independent releases in Quebec and Canadian music history. ... Bran Van 3000 (also known as Bran Van and BV3) is a Canadian collective (or musical band) from Montreal, Quebec with a techno-infused sound. ... Deja Voodoo is a New Zealand rock band. ... This article is about the French Canadian rock band. ... Voivod is a progressive metal band from Canada. ... The Dears are a Canadian indie rock band. ... Godspeed You! Black Emperor (formerly punctuated Godspeed You Black Emperor!) is an avant-garde Canadian post-rock band based in Montreal, Quebec. ... STARS can mean: Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society Special Tactics And Rescue Service, a fictional task force that appears in Capcoms Resident Evil video game franchise. ... Arcade Fire (often known as The Arcade Fire) is an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Unicorns were an indie pop band from Montreal, Canada, formed in December 2000 by Nicholas Nick Diamonds Thorburn and Alden Penner, who were later joined by Jamie Thompson. ... Wolf Parade is an indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, now based in Montreal, Quebec. ... Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter known for his powerful voice. ... Me Mom and Morgentaler were a Canadian ska band from Montreal, Quebec in the 1990s. ... Lewis Furey is a Canadian composer, singer, violinist, pianist, actor and director. ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. ... Kate and Anna McGarrigle are a Canadian folk music duo from Quebec. ... Men Without Hats are a Canadian pop group from Montreal, Quebec who were popular in the early 1980s. ... Norman Iceberg (born Norman Joseph Bédard on July 30, 1962) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. ... Rational Youth is a Canadian new wave synthpop band, originally from Montreal, Quebec, centered around singer and synthesizer player Tracy Howe. ... For other persons named Corey Hart, see Corey Hart (disambiguation). ... The Box was a Canadian New Wave group from Montreal in the 1980s. ... Gino Vannelli (born June 16, 1952 in Montreal, Quebec) is an Italian-Canadian singer, songwriter, musician and composer. ... Jacynthe Millette-Bilodeau (born September 13, 1979) is a Québécois pop singer who records as Jacynthe. ... France Joli is a Canadian singer (born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1963), best known for Pop, Urban and Hi-NRG hits. ... Sass Jordan (born December 23, 1960) is a Canadian, Juno Award winning, rock singer/songwriter who grew up in Montreal (which is considered her hometown). ... GrimSkunk is a rock band from Montreal, Quebec with punk, rock, progressive and world music influences. ...

The most popular singer from Quebec is Céline Dion, who recorded albums in French and English, including the two best-Selling French albums ever (D'eux and S'il suffisait d'aimer) and million-selling blockbusters in English (including Falling into you, Let's talk about love, A new day has come). According to the World Music Awards she sold 185 million albums worldwide as of 2004 and is thus the best-selling female artist of all time.

Jazz music

Some famous Jazz musicians from Quebec are Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, Charles Biddle, Ranee Lee, Karen Young, Alain Caron, and Michel Donato. Montreal's International Jazz Festival attracts huge crowds of visitors each summer, half of which come from abroad. For the rest of the year, there is an Off festival that organizes Jazz shows in bars all over Montreal. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, O.Ont. ... Oliver Jones was born on September 11, 1934, in Montréals Little burgundy district, which is near the St. ... Charlie Biddle otherwise known as Charles Reed Biddle (July 28, 1926 – 4 February 2003) was a Canadian jazz bassist. ... Ranee Lee (born 1942 in New York City) is a Canadian jazz vocalist and musician. ... Karen Young (born 19 June 1951) is a Canadian singer and jazz musician. ... Alain Caron may refer to: Alain Caron (bass player) (born 1955) Alain Caron (hockey player) (born 1938) Category: ... Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world. ...

Classical music

Angèle Dubeau, Louis Lortie, Alain Lefèvre, Alain Trudel, Alexandre Da Costa and Marc-André Hamelin are top classical musicians from Quebec at the present. Les Violons du Roy is a very popular violin ensemble. Angèle Dubeau, CM, CQ (born March 24, 1962) is a Québécoise violinist. ... Louis Lortie (born 27 April 1959) is a French-Canadian pianist. ... Alain Trudel (born 1956) is a Canadian musician and conductor, having led professional. ... Marc-André Hamelin, OC, CQ, (born September 5, 1961) is a French-Canadian classical pianist and composer. ...

André Mathieu is among the most renowned composers from the province. He has been compared to a ‘little Canadian Mozart’, and Rachmaninov pronounced him, "a genius, more so than I am". Other famous composers are Claude Champagne, Calixa Lavallée and Pierre Mercure, among others. André Mathieu (February 18th 1928 - June 2nd 1968) is a Quebec pianist and composer. ... Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff, also Sergey Rachmaninov or Serge Rakhmaninov (Серге́й Васи́льевич Рахма́нинов), (April 1, 1873 – March 28, 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist... Biography Claude Champagne was born on 27 May 1891, in Montreal and died on 21 December 1965, also in Montreal. ... A sketch of Lavallée from 1873 Calixa Lavallée, (28 December 1842 – January 21, 1891), a French-Canadian musician, composed the music for the Canadian national anthem O Canada. He was born at Verchères, Quebec. ... Pierre Mercure, (born in Montreal 21 Feb 1927; died in an accident near Avallon, France 29 Jan 1966), Canadian composer, TV producer, bassoonist, administrator. ...

Quebec and France

Both nations have influenced each other in terms of music styles. In the last few years, Quebec singers have been taking the French stage quite extensively. Among Quebec singers performing in France, one finds: Céline Dion, Garou, Roch Voisine, Anthony Kavanagh (a stand up comedian), Isabelle Boulay, Natasha Saint-Pier, Bruno Pelletier, Linda Lemay. Quebec singers are renowned for their technical sound and powerful voices. Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Garou can mean many things. ... Roch Armand Joseph Voisine, O.C. (born 26 March 1963 in Edmundston, New Brunswick) is an Acadian-Québécois singer-songwriter, actor, and radio and TV host who lives in Montreal, Quebec, when he is not performing in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Anthony Kavanagh Jr. ... Isabelle Boulay (born 6 July 1972 in Sainte-Félicité, Quebec) is a francophone Canadian pop singer. ... Natasha Saint-Pier performing in Le Tampon in October 2006. ... Bruno Pelletier (born August 7, 1962), is a Quebecois singer. ...


Few musicals were made or adapted by Quebec artists. Among them, Luc Plamondon has had the brightest career as a song writer, writing for the big ones (Céline Dion, Garou). The main musicals 'made in Quebec' : Starmania, La Légende de Jimmy, Notre-Dame-de-Paris, Chicago (adapted into French), "Demain matin, Montréal m'attend", Dracula. Notre Dame de Paris: Western Façade For other uses, see Notre Dame. ...

Le Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil has always developed its own musical pieces to go along with various acrobatic tricks. The music aspect of the shows is essential as it sets a mood to every single performance and links one number to another. Cirque du Soleil (French for Circus of the Sun) is an entertainment empire based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier. ...

See also

This is a list of singers, bands, composers and other musicians from the province of Quebec. ... This is a list of music labels from Quebec. ... The culture of Quebec is a Western culture that is rooted in the history and society of the French-speaking majority. ...

External links

  Results from FactBites:
Article about "Music of Quebec" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004 (638 words)
Quebec became a province of Canada with the 1867 British North America Act.
Perhaps the most remarkable phenomenon in popular music was the career of La Bolduc, who became extremely popular singing satirical and sometimes racy songs based on the Quebec and Irish folk traditions, and who also was expert in the wordless vocalization known as turlutte.
Leclerc, from Ile d'Orleans, and Vigneault, from Natashquan in the north of Quebec, became heroes for a new generation of Quebec youth.
Music of Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1276 words)
Perhaps the most remarkable phenomenon in the popular music of that century was the career of La Bolduc, who became extremely popular singing satirical and sometimes racy songs based on the Quebec and Irish folk traditions, and who also was expert in the wordless vocalization known as turlutte.
Leclerc, from Ile d'Orléans, and Vigneault, from Natashquan in the north of Quebec, became heroes for a new generation of Quebec youth.
Quebec singers are renowned for their technical sound and powerful voices.
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