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The CMA 2024 presents
 

Acadian Days at Grand-Pré 2023 is an annual festival with the mission of bringing together many Acadians to celebrate and share their culture and history with tourists and the local community of the world's most famous Acadian memorial site: Grand-Pré.

10:30 am Music

HENRI LAFITTE AND PHILIPPE APESTÉGUY

Henri Lafitte, singer-songwriter from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, carries with him 40 years of songs with various rhythms: life and challenges of his archipelago, eventful history, vital vector of the French language... He has organized festivals where Acadian artists have had a strong presence. In September 2022, the SNA awarded him the Camille-Antoine Richard Medal for his contribution to the promotion of his community and to the development of its youth. Philippe Apestéguy, also from Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, has a long experience as a bass player in a wide variety of genres, including rock, country-folk, jazz, but also song. He has a great faculty of adaptation and brings a very personal touch. He’s had the initiative to accompany Henri Lafitte in a process that carries the colors of the archipelago.

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Musique HENRI LAFITTE ET PHILIPPE APESTÉGUY
Poésie  Hommage à John Frédéric Herbin

11 a.m. Poetry

Tribute to John Frederic Herbin

In 2023, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the death of John Frederic Herbin. Born of a French father and an Acadian mother (Marie-Marguerite Robichaud), he bought the land where the Saint-Charles-des-Mines church and cemetery is located in 1907 and created a park in memory of the Acadians. Herbin was also a jeweler, optometrist, politician, historian, promoter of Acadian heritage, author and poet. Actor Alain Slipp will present some of his writings during the Acadian Days.

11:30 a.m. Music

VICKIE DEVEAU

"Proud Acadian from La Baie Sainte Marie, Vickie Deveau presents her original songs that are sure to make you tap your feet and smile with her charming lyrics.

Vicky Deveau 11 h 30 Musique VICKIE DEVEAU

Noon LUNCH

Free community BBQ
($5 donation recommended)

12:30 p.m.

Presentation by the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2023

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Musique Session  jam les violons d’acadie
Violon  Robert-Yves Musique Session « jam »les violons d’acadie
Violon  Daniel LeBlancMusique Session  jam les violons acadie
Violon- Robert Deveaux Musique Session « jam »les violons d’acadie

1 pm Music
JAM SESSION “ LES VIOLONS D'ACADIE”

Daniel LeBlanc
For the past thirty years, Daniel LeBlanc has been a mainstay musician of La Baie Sainte-Marie having toured with Grand Dérangement and most recently with Comté de Clare. He is the General Director of the Festival Acadien de Clare and the Artistic Director of the CMA 2024 August 15th show. Robert Deveaux

Dominique Dupuis

Dominique Dupuis is originally from Memramcook, New Brunswick. Her style is a very dynamic mix of Celtic and Acadian music. She has three albums to her credit and leads a career as an international soloist, notably with the Festival interceltique de Lorient where she performs regularly.

 

Robert Deveaux
of St-Joseph-du-Moine, NS is both a fiddler in the Cape Breton style and a folklorist with a passion for traditional Acadian song. He is also a pianist and has played in many large Acadian musical productions and is a member of the group "Les Zorvenants".

 

Adeline Miller
Considered one of the emerging women of Cajun music at only 21 years of age, Adeline Miller has been playing the fiddle since the age of 5. She is a three-time participant in the French immersion program at Université Sainte-Anne and has performed at the Festival Acadien de Clare. She is currently studying at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she is a member of the Cajun Ensemble, the String Ensemble and performs regularly in dance halls and festivals in Louisiana.

 

Robert-Yves Mazerolle
The host of Violon d'Acadie, Robert-Yves Mazerolle is passionate about traditional music in the Acadian, Quebecois and Cajun musical veins of Louisiana. He has been playing guitar, diatonic accordion and fiddle for many years. He has participated in music camps in Quebec, Acadia and Louisiana

Other fiddlers will be added soon. Musicians from the general public will be invited to participate at the end of the session.

Acadian Days activities and access to the grounds of Grand-Pré National Historic Site are free. However, visitors must pay a fee for guided tours and to visit the Information Centre and the Memorial Church on Friday and Saturday -- Free admission on Sunday, June 16

 

For more information: www.grandpre.ca     
Facebook: experiencegrandpre

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