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July 2012 Archives

Cinq à Six in the Summer -- July 28, 2012

In the first part of the show, Quebecois singer-songwriter Jean Leclerc -- better known as Jean Leloup

Born in Quebec, his family moved to Togo and then Algeria which instilled in him a love of African Rhythms and non-western sounds. 

In 2011 he has released his tenth CD, The Last Assassins

This CBC Radio 2 recording from the 2011 Pop Montreal Festival features Jean Leloup and The Assassins at The Rialto Theatre.

In the second part of the show, Ladies of the Canyon: four friends who got together in their living rooms to write and sing songs influenced by their favourite bands - The Eagles, the Band and Fleetwood Mac.

Musicians and songwriters Maia Davies (vocals, guitars, mandolin, keyboards), Senja Sargeant (vocals, guitars, mandolin), Jasmine Bleile (vocals, guitars) and Anna Ruddick (electric and upright bass, vocals) have their distinct tone and personality, but when they come together for harmonies, it's a gorgeous, soaring blend.

This concert was recorded in October 2011 at the Corona Theatre. 

Cinq à Six in the Summer -- July 21, 2012

In the first part of the show, Bombino.

He was raised in the republic of Niger and is one of the great guitar players emerging on the World Music scene today. He was born in 1980 into a family of nomadic Tuareg herders. 

His early travels to Algeria and Libya put him in contact with professional musicians - it was also the first time that he was exposed to the music of Ali Farka Toure', Jimi Hendrix and others. 

In this CBC Radio 2 recording at the Cabaret du Mile End in Montreal, Bombino is joined by fellow countrymen Ibrahim Emoud on percussion and drums and Kawissan Mohamed on rhythm guitar.

In the second part of the show, The Cuban Martinez Show

This 11-piece band made up of recent emigrés from Cuba and homegrown Cuban musicians was the winner of the 2011 Syli D'or, an award given by The Festival Nuits D'Afrique to recognize the best young world music performers from Quebec. 

This concert was recorded at the Cabaret du Mile End in Montreal. 

Cinq à Six in the Summer Schedule

Cinq à Six in the Summer with host Jeanette Kelly presents some of the best live recordings produced in Quebec from last year.

July 21, 2012
Concert 1 - Bombino at Le Cabaret du Mile End
Concert 2 - The Cuban Martinez Show at The Balattou 

July 28, 2012

 Concert 1 -  Jean Leloup and The Assassins at The Rialto 
 Concert 2 -  Ladies of The Canyon at The Corona Theatre

 Aug 4, 2012

Concert 1 -  Mike Evins and The Darlington String Quartet at The Segal Centre
Concert 2 -  D'harmo Mondo at Place des Arts

 Aug 11, 2012

 Concert 1 - Frazey Ford recorded live at Le Petit Campus in Montreal
 Concert 2 - Whitehorse recorded live at Le Petit Campus in Montreal

  Aug 18, 2012

  Concert 1 -  Isabeau et les chercheurs d'or
 Concert 2 -  A Propos Songwriter Session at L'astral

  Aug 25, 2012

  Concert 1 -  Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Reilly at Redpath Hall

Cinq à Six in the Summer -- July 14, 2012

Two years after the death of singer-songwriter Lhasa De Sela, a tribute was held at The Rialto Theatre in Montreal. 

It was a lovingly-produced event, organized by Lhasa's former production manager David Etienne-Savoie, brother Mischa, harpist Sarah Page and the head of Pop Montreal Dan Seligman. 

Lhasa De Sela was a tri-lingual singer and songwriter who earned comparisons with the likes of Edith Piaf, Tom Waits and Nick Cave. She died from breast cancer at the age of 37. 

The tribute concert featured performances by Plants and Animals, Katie Moore, Sarah Pagé and Eden De Sela, Thomas Hellman, Freddy Koella, Patrick Watson and The Wooden Arms, Jérôme Minière, The Barr Brothers, Yves Desrosiers, Alejandra Ribera, So-Called, Joe Grass, and Bïa.

Cinq à Six in the Summer -- July 7, 2012

Oumou Sangaré has been a crowd favourite in Quebec for the last decade. 

Malian-Montrealers know every song and adore her stance on human rights and peace. 

She is fearless in her battle to educate African women and especially eliminate the practice of arranged marriages in western Africa.

This CBC Radio 2 recording was the closing concert at the Festival International Nuits d'Afrique in Montreal.