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music: June 2011 Archives

The Culture Club -- Festival Edition

cultureclub-thumb-190x126-80381.jpgJeanette Kelly and Rebecca Makonnen share their picks for the summer festival season.

Jeanette recommends Montréal Complètement Cirque (July 7-24), The Festival d'été de Québec (July 7-17) and the Shigawake Music Festival (Aug 11-14).

Rebecca recommends Woodstock en Beauce (June 29-July 3) and Le Festival de Lanaudière (July 9-Aug 7).

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Diatribes of a Dying Tribe

Thumbnail image for narcicyst.jpgYassin Alsalman -- AKA The Narcicyst -- has made a name for himself as a hip hop artist singing about issues of politics and cultural identity.

Now, he has come out with a book about the role of hip hop as a voice for Arab youth.
It's called "The Diatribes of a Dying Tribe".

Listen to his interview with Pierre.

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Culture Club -- June 11, 2011

cultureclub-thumb-190x126-80381.jpgRebecca Makonnen has her picks for Les Francofolies des Montréal festival.

And Jeanette Kelly tells us about the controversy caused by Quebec dancer and coreographer Dave St-Pierre during his European tour.

Audiences in France and Germany loved his show Un peu de tendresse bordel de merdre! (A little tenderness for crying out loud!) but London critics were unimpressed by the in-your-face nudity. (Check out reviews from The TelegraphThe Guardian and The Independant to see for yourself.)

Jeanette went to his new show in Montreal. Find out what she thought:

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