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SuperFrancoFête: An exciting tour of Francophone in 40 songs

SuperFrancoFête: An exciting tour of Francophone in 40 songs

If Jules Verne takes the hero of his famous novel Around the World in 80 Days, the organizers of SuperFrancoFête 2.0 have chosen to take a generous tour of the Francophone world in 40 carefully selected songs, on Wednesday evening, at the Agora of Quebec.

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In a postcard setting that includes a lit Château Frontenac overlooking the stage in the distance, many classics that have become timeless and beautiful finds rubbing shoulders during this exciting show with elaborate rhythmic presentation.

One of the greatest advantages of the new SuperFrancoFête will be to remind us that the repertoire of the French-speaking world is full of musical treasures.

There were some from Quebec, delivered in particular by Louis-Jean Cormier, Salibarbes, Damien Ropitel and Cornel, also from Europe with the much appreciated participation of Michel Vaughan and Patrick Bruel and also from Africa represented among others by Tiken Jah Fakoly and the delicious group Magic System Ivorian festive.

Angélique Kidjo, who hosted Jarrow and Nulwin Leroy, said it was an opportunity to celebrate what unites “French speakers from all over the world.”

Mission accomplished, promise fulfilled!

all generations

Even if the average age of 5,000 people had free access to a very high wage, it was definitely a date for all generations.

The sole representative of the original 1974 SuperFrancoFête, 78-year-old Robert Charleboa, impressed the audience with an impressive piano performance.Normal.

Moments ago, the voice of Belgian Mintesa, 23, stunned everyone when she delivered a deep version of her hit and bam, accompanied by DM Nation, used judiciously on several occasions. Evening discovery.

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Tribute to Rene Levesque

The centenary of the birth of René Levesque has not been passed in silence. Maka Koto’s re-reading of a speech he gave in Paris in 1985 caused a strong reaction from the audience.

With about thirty artists at his disposal, the director managed to organize many artistic meetings. Some of them were obvious, for example the union of Richard Zachary and Saliparis My trip to Louisiana.

Others united continents, as when Zachary Richard teamed up with Angélique Kidjo of Benin to re-visit The tree is in its leaves.

There is not much to complain about this evening apart from the rain, except that the performers, when they did not use the stage advancing towards the ground and remaining on the main stage, sometimes seemed to be far from the audience.

However, SuperFrancoFête craftsmen were fortunate to have retained the essential, and still relevant, final anthem of hope for Raymond Levesque. When men live on lovewhich brought together all the artists on stage and created a choir of 5,000 voices.

The honor of ending the show then went to Patrick Bruel, who concluded with Great Men Arena By “scheduling an appointment for us in a year”.

If the organizers wondered if they should make it an annual event, they’ve got their answer.

► SuperFrancoFête will be broadcast over the next few months on TVA, TV5 Monde and TV5 Québec-Canada in over 200 countries.

What Artists Think of the French Language

French is the only English language found on the five continents. […] The French-speaking world has spawned great and wonderful songs that have managed to make us live beautiful stories of brotherhood. »

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– Angelique Kidjo

The French language is vast and lively. It seems that when encountering new landscapes, it invents thousands of shades. […] French is a road, it’s up to us to walk it. »

– Fred Bellerin

It is time for Francophonie to play its rightful role, that is, to act as the environment for the emergence of this new solidarity between peoples and cultures. »

– Maka Koto, quoted by René Levesque in Paris, 1985

If we celebrate today SuperFrancoFête, it is a reference to the great event of 1974, here in Quebec, that would give birth to the International Organization of Francophonie. »

– Nolwenn Leroy

“Francophony is this integral humanism, which is woven around the earth: this coexistence of the energies inherent in all continents, of all races, that awakens to their complementary warmth.”

– Kim Thuy, citing former Senegal President Leopold Sidor Senghor