BURLINGTON – Québecfest unites De Temps Antan and Le Vent Du Nord together for one night on the Flynn main stage at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15.
Long joined in both blood and spirit, Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan now combine forces in an exciting tribute to Québec’s musical revival. As charter members of an elite Québecois fraternity — two members of each band have a brother in the other — each group has carved its own distinct path to prominence. Now they combine their considerable talents in an artful integrated program of original and traditional music celebrating Québec’s vibrant Francophone culture.
Le Vent du Nord features button accordion, guitar, and fiddle, and the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an “earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes,” according to the Boston Herald.
De Temps Antan forms a power trio catapulting audiences headlong into the future French-Canadian music and culture. Since the band’s founding in 2003, Éric Beaudry, David Boulanger, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honored songs and melodies, adapted to the needs of each generation.
Tickets start at $15; call 802-86-FLYNN (863-5966), voice/relay calls welcome; or go online to www.flynncenter.org.