Dec 22, 2012 | 53:59A Propos December 22, 2012 Audio
A Propos December 22, 2012 Dec 22, 2012 | 53:59This time of year can be chaotic and even exhausting. A Propos would like to offer you a peaceful moment, a breather during the holiday blitz. Enjoy a brief musical break from the whirlwind of festivities with soothing francophone songs.
Dec 9, 2012 | 53:59A Propos December 9 & 15, 2012 Audio
A Propos December 9 & 15, 2012 Dec 9, 2012 | 53:59For the very first time, Jim Corcoran has a co-host on A Propos! Maïa Davies is a member of the band Ladies of the Canyon and she recently released a new solo CD featuring mostly French songs, called Heritage. She also enjoys translating French lyrics and when host Jim Corcoran heard one of her translations when she was a guest on our program, he was floored and excited. So he asked her to come back with more translations. Hear them together translating the lyrics of some of Quebec's most interesting songwriters.
Dec 2, 2012 | 54:01A Propos December 2 & 8, 2012 Audio
A Propos December 2 & 8, 2012 Dec 2, 2012 | 54:01This week, we feature one of the all-time finest and most successful singer-songwriters from Quebec, Daniel Bélanger. When A Propos was first broadcast 25 years ago, he was writing his first songs. Everything he has touched since then has turned to gold...or to double platinum! A genuinely creative artist who has been an essential part of A Propos for most of the last 25 years. You'll hear some of host Jim Corcoran's favourite translations as well as a new song from his soon to be released album.
Nov 25, 2012 | 53:59A Propos November 25 & December 1, 2012 Audio
A Propos November 25 & December 1, 2012 Nov 25, 2012 | 53:59As part of CBC Radio 2's Guitar Month, A Propos celebrates the guitar, all kinds of guitars. Discover many fine guitar players from Quebec and from around the French world. We're not featuring only hot licks and wild solos -- although we did find a few -- but we are looking for attitude and the signature use of this very versatile instrument. Join host Jim Corcoran to hear remarkable guitar-driven songs.
Nov 18, 2012 | 54:00A Propos November 18 & 24, 2012 Audio
A Propos November 18 & 24, 2012 Nov 18, 2012 | 54:00As part of CBC Music's Guitar Month, A Propos presents a two-part series featuring guitar-driven songs from Quebec and the French world. On this edition of A Propos, hear some of Quebec's most brilliant guitar players as well as francophone songs that feature great guitar playing. Discover the guitarist who had a huge influence on host Jim Corcoran when he first heard him in the 1970s as well as the electric guitar solo that got him fascinated by visceral amplified electric guitar.
Nov 11, 2012 | 53:59A Propos November 11 & 17, 2012 Audio
A Propos November 11 & 17, 2012 Nov 11, 2012 | 53:59Singer songwriter Yann Perreau just released a new album featuring unpublished lyrics of poet Claude Péloquin - one of Quebec's most provocative writer since the 1970s. On this new release, Perreau sings the gentler Péloquin. A very interesting collaboration that not only features the voice of Yann Perreau, but also the voices of many of Quebec's hottest female singers. Discover the poetry of Péloquin as host Jim Corcoran translates a few of his lyrics.
Nov 4, 2012 | 53:59A Propos November 4 & 10, 2012 Audio
A Propos November 4 & 10, 2012 Nov 4, 2012 | 53:59This week, Jim Corcoran officially launches the 25th season of A Propos on CBC Radio. To celebrate this special anniversary, we feature highlights from the archives and celebrate 25 years of discovering and sharing francophone music with English Canada. Join Jim, with his characteristic insight, warmth and sense of humour, and celebrate the evolution of francophone music over the past 25 years.
Oct 28, 2012 | 54:00A Propos October 28 & November 3, 2012 Audio
A Propos October 28 & November 3, 2012 Oct 28, 2012 | 54:00Maïa has been touring in Quebec singing in English with the band Ladies of the Canyon. She just released an album of her songs mostly in French called Heritage. She has been sailing between two languages and two cultures all her life. Hear her in conversation with host Jim Corcoran as they explore her musical interests and her songs.