6.30pm – SALON PRINCE JACQUES 1ER, HÔTEL DE PARIS
Rendezvous “What is the throat singing of the Inuit women of Quebec?”, with Jean-Jacques Nattiez, ethnomusicologist.
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QUEBEC’S GREAT VOICES AND TRADITIONAL SINGING
A concert in two parts
8.30pm – SALLE EMPIRE, HÔTEL DE PARIS
Soprano Hélène Guilmette, from Quebec, has a special way with fin de siècle French music, lightly bringing out the charm of this sometimes colorful, sometimes dreamy musical poetry. In the same concert, traditional Inuit singers perform their now famous guttural singing. Founded in 1980, the Avataq Cultural Institute (based in Nunavic, northern Quebec) is an organization dedicated to protecting the Inuit culture.
Photos / Hélène Guilmette ©Julien Faugère, Inuit singer ©Robert Fréchette
Traditional Inuit singing
Beatrice Deer, Evie Mark, Akinisie Sivuarapik
In collaboration with the Avataq Cultural Institute – Nunavik (Quebec)
Compositions and songs by
Hélène Guilmette, soprano
Martin Dubé, piano
With the support of the Québec government