Performing in 2017: Block Heater, Calgary Folk Music Festival!
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Traditions are often thought of as things frozen in time and space, but with a living tradition—like French-Canadian folk music—that’s rarely the case. Singer and guitarist Mélisande comes from a contemporary pop, rock, and French chanson background. Her husband and musical partner, Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (aka Moulin), is steeped in traditional music as Genticorum's flutist and electric bassist. Their collaboration in the innovative Mélisande [électrotrad] is a prime example of old airs and songs being reshaped in a multitude of ways. Their intriguing sounds are deeply entrenched in the ancient cultural roots of their hometown of Beloeil in Quebec's beautiful Richelieu River Valley. Inspiration drew them to forge an infectious and wholly original électrotrad celebration of sound: compelling reinterpretations of musical relics. Traditional acoustic instruments, foot percussion and rich, hypnotic harmonies weave a perfect French braid with electric instruments and sequenced noises. Award-winning, dance-inspiring, and all-around captivating: Mélisande [électrotrad] are waking up the ancestors to bring them to the rave. CV
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