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A Propos - June 10 & 16, 2012Jun 10, 2012 | 54:00A Propos June 10 & 16, 2012 Audio
A Propos June 10 & 16, 2012 Jun 10, 2012 | 54:00The human voice is a unique and surprising instrument. Inspired by this idea, we decided to explore the sounds of great voices. So on this edition of A Propos, we feature voices from Quebec and beyond, from the 1970s to today, in popular music as well as traditional and world music. Also, hear an exclusive confession, as host Jim Corcoran tells you all about how he first discovered an amazing a capella sextet.
A Propos - June 17 & 23, 2012Jun 17, 2012 | 53:57A Propos June 17 & 23, 2012 Audio
A Propos June 17 & 23, 2012 Jun 17, 2012 | 53:57This week on A Propos, we pursue our celebration of the human voice: what it has to say and how it is used to say it in song. Host Jim Corcoran presents an original musical selection of francophone songs featuring the most versatile, powerful and soothing of instruments, the human voice.
A Propos - June 24 & 30, 2012Jun 24, 2012 | 54:00A Propos June 24 & 30, 2012 Audio
A Propos June 24 & 30, 2012 Jun 24, 2012 | 54:00Quebec's most celebrated and renowned of rock bands, Karkwa, is the first - and so far the only - francophone band to win the coveted Polaris award. They have been touring, travelling and performing for more than a decade and they have just decided to take a break. Two concerts from their latest tour were recorded and the best tracks were recently released. On this edition of A Propos, we're presenting Karkwa's brand new live album.
A Propos - July 1 & 7, 2012Jul 1, 2012 | 53:59A Propos July 1 & 7, 2012 Audio
A Propos July 1 & 7, 2012 Jul 1, 2012 | 53:59All summer long, hear the finest moments of the 24th season of A Propos. Recorded live in Halifax, this edition of A Propos features the sounds of Prince Edward Island, the sounds of Nova Scotia, the sounds of our guest, Lennie Gallant. Hear Jim Corcoran and Lennie Gallant in conversation, in front of a studio audience, as they speak about francophone culture in Prince Edward Island, writing and performing French songs, and simply about music. Also, Lennie performs some of his recent French songs live in the cozy Studio H of CBC Halifax. (Original broadcast: December 4, 2011)
A Propos - July 8 & 14, 2012Jul 8, 2012 | 53:57A Propos July 8 & 14, 2012 Audio
A Propos July 8 & 14, 2012 Jul 8, 2012 | 53:57Hear highlights of the opening event of the 25th edition of the annual Coup de coeur francophone festival, recorded last fall in Montreal. Several successful songwriters and singers from Quebec were asked to perform their favourite francophone songs for this revealing and entertaining evening. We were there to record it all so you can hear the unexpected and memorable moments of this very special concert. (First broadcast: November 13 2011)
A Propos - July 15 & 21, 2012Jul 15, 2012 | 53:58A Propos July 15 & 21, 2012 Audio
A Propos July 15 & 21, 2012 Jul 15, 2012 | 53:58All summer long, hear the finest moments of the 24th season of A Propos. Louis-Jean Cormier is the lead singer of Quebec's most critically acclaimed band, Karkwa. Hear him in conversation with host Jim Corcoran as they talk about the band Karkwa's astounding last few years, its recent and very successful world tour, about Louis-Jean Cormier's personal projects and about music. (First broadcast: January 29 2012)
A Propos - July 22 & 28, 2012Jul 22, 2012 | 53:59A Propos July 22 & 28, 2012 Audio
A Propos July 22 & 28, 2012 Jul 22, 2012 | 53:59All summer long, hear the finest moments of the 24th season of A Propos. Part 2 of Jim Corcoran's conversation with Louis-Jean Cormier, the lead singer of Quebec's most critically acclaimed band, Karkwa. Hear more about Louis-Jean Cormier's personal projects, about the very successful project called Douze hommes rapaillés (Twelve reconstituted men) and about making music today.(First broadcast: February 5 2012)
A Propos - July 29 & August 1, 2012Jul 29, 2012 | 53:58A Propos July 29 & August 1, 2012 Audio
A Propos July 29 & August 1, 2012 Jul 29, 2012 | 53:58All summer long, hear the finest moments of the 24th season of A Propos. For the first time in his 24 years on air, host Jim Corcoran heads to his hometown for a special live recording of A Propos in Sherbrooke, Quebec, with special guest Caracol. We caught up with Caracol, who is also a Sherbrooke native, the day she was in concert there. Hear her in conversation with Jim Corcoran and also, in live performance with her musicians, Manuel Gasse and Audrey-Michèle Simard.(First broadcast: April 15 2012)
A Propos - August 5 & 11, 2012Aug 5, 2012 | 53:58A Propos August 5 & 11, 2012 Audio
A Propos August 5 & 11, 2012 Aug 5, 2012 | 53:58All summer long, hear the finest moments of the 24th season of A Propos. On this edition of A Propos, we feature a gentle, pensive and very talented singer songwriter. Émilie Proulx has been singing, recording and touring around Quebec for over 10 years and she's one of Quebec's of most interesting of young artists. She is low profile and her songs are poetic and personal. Hear her music as well as six translations of her songs by host Jim Corcoran. (First broadcast : October 16 2011)
A Propos - August 12 & 18, 2012Aug 12, 2012 | 53:59A Propos August 12 & 18, 2012 Audio
A Propos August 12 & 18, 2012 Aug 12, 2012 | 53:59All summer long, hear the finest moments of the 24th season of A Propos. Discover Philippe B, one of Quebec's most original of songwriters. He recently released a remarkable record entitled "Variations fantômes" (Ghostly Variations), featuring songs inspired by some of classical music's finest of composers. Host Jim Corcoran translated six of his songs. His lyrics will inspire and impress any of you who love profoundly personal and brilliantly honest poetry. (First broadcast : January 22 2012)
A Propos - August 19 & 25, 2012Aug 19, 2012 | 53:59A Propos August 19 & 25, 2012 Audio
A Propos August 19 & 25, 2012 Aug 19, 2012 | 53:59All summer long, hear the finest moments of the 24th season of A Propos. Marie-Pierre Arthur is one of Quebec's most successful of young recording artists and her second album has just been released. Aux Alentours, which means in the surrounding area, presents new themes, new sounds, new energy and a new production for this very talented multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter. Host Jim corcoran translated 5 of her new songs, and a few more from her debut record. It is wall to wall Marie-Pierre Arthur, this week on A Propos.(First broadcast : February 26 2012)
A Propos - August 26 & September 1, 2012Aug 26, 2012 | 53:59A Propos August 26 & September 1, 2012 Audio
A Propos August 26 & September 1, 2012 Aug 26, 2012 | 53:59All summer long, hear the finest moments of the 24th season of A Propos. Martin Léon is one of Quebec's most successful and respected of singers, songwriters, composers and producers. His CDs have won some very prestigious awards and he wrote the soundtrack to the film Monsieur Lazhar which is nominated for an Oscar award this year as best foreign film. Hear him in this casual conversation with host Jim Corcoran. (First broadcast : February 19 2012)
A Propos - September 2 & 8, 2012Sep 2, 2012 | 54:00A Propos September 2 & 8, 2012 Audio
A Propos September 2 & 8, 2012 Sep 2, 2012 | 54:00All summer long, hear the finest moments of the 24th season of A Propos. This week, we feature Quebec's hottest new young country band, Isabeau et les chercheurs d'or, recorded live for A Propos at the Studio-théâtre de la Place des arts, in Montreal. They are country, but they are also folk, bluegrass, swing, all acoustic and very honest. Hear these great musicians from Quebec City in a terrific intimate concert. Delightful and very surprising.(First broadcast : April 22 2012)
A Propos - September 9 & 15, 2012Sep 9, 2012 | 54:00A Propos September 9 & 15, 2012 Audio
A Propos September 9 & 15, 2012 Sep 9, 2012 | 54:00This is the first program of Jim Corcoran's 25th season as host of A Propos, broadcasting exceptional music from some of Quebec's best new and veteran songwriters and bands. This season will be very special as we celebrate this anniversary. On this edition, Jim Corcoran shares exciting and unforgettable moments from his summer as well as a few brand new translations of recent songs. He also pays tribute to singer songwriter Eve Cournoyer who passed away recently, a few days after the release of her latest album.
A Propos - September 16 & 22, 2012Sep 16, 2012 | 53:59A Propos September 16 & 22, 2012 Audio
A Propos September 16 & 22, 2012 Sep 16, 2012 | 53:59This week, A Propos features a superbly talented young artist called Amylie. Her sophomore record entitled Le Royaume (The Kingdom) was one of the best selling albums of the summer in Quebec. Hear many songs from this recent CD as well as an endearing conversation between Amylie and host Jim Corcoran, recorded when she released her debut album a few years ago.

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