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Rooted in rhythm

Le Vent Du Nord is Olivier Demers, Réjean Brunet, Nicolas Boulerice, and Simon Beaudry.  - Contributed
Le Vent Du Nord is Olivier Demers, Réjean Brunet, Nicolas Boulerice, and Simon Beaudry.
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Juno Award-winning Le Vent du Nord ends their western Canada tour with a stop in Maple Ridge.

Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air.

Featuring Simon Beaudry, Nicolas Boulerice, Réjean Brunet, and Olivier Demers,  Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intensely listenable performances that push their roots in striking global directions.

Since its founding in 2002, Le Vent du Nord have become compelling Francophone ambassadors, winning critical acclaim and audience adoration across Europe and North America.

Having given the La Part du Feu concert 250 times in North America, Europe, South America, and Scandinavia, Le Vent du Nord presents a new show with the songs of Tromper le temps (Fooling Time), from their seventh album, released in 2012.

Tromper le Temps was nominated for both a 2013 Juno Award (Roots and Traditional album – Group), the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards (Group of the Year, Album of the Year) and won the prestigious 2012 International Prize Charle Cros (world music).

Made up of 4 singers and multi-instrumentalists, Le Vent du Nord returns to its roots, drawing from yesterday and today to give us a glimpse the hopes of possible tomorrows.

Through songs meant to resist the march of time, the Tromper le temps concert evokes often forgotten episodes of Québec’s history with provocative texts and poetic descriptions destined to endure throughout the ages.

A way to fool time, while there is still time. It is a concert that stirs emotions and touches the heart and soul.

Showtime

• Le Vent Du Nord plays the ACT Sunday March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at theactmapleridge.org.

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