Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Le village historique Acadien -- The Acadian Historic Village, Caraquet, NB

I’m sure many of you have been to Old Sturbridge Village or Plimouth Plantation. There is a similar living history museum in northern New Brunswick, Canada. If you thought understanding the Olde English at Plimouth was difficult, imagine the ancient French spoken by the Acadian role players in this village.

The link below is video tour of the various buildings and actors showcasing their crafts.

It’s about 10 minutes long.
The music:
Le monde a bien changé by the group 1755.
La vielle bross en Acadie by the group Suroît.
Le jardinière du couvent by the group 1755.

The official web site of the Village is below:

s’amuser – have fun!

Friday, July 8, 2011

French music at The Greater New Bedford Summerfest

The Greater New Bedford Summerfest - An International Folk Music and Arts Festival was held July 2nd + 3rd at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts.

There were over 50 musical groups performing over the two days.
Le Vent du Nord from Québec and Vishtèn from Prince Edward Island performed on the largest of the 7 stages at the festival.

The Acadian group Vishtèn on the Custom House Stage.

Also performing was singer/dancer Benoit Bourque from Québec.