What is Rendez-Vous?

Each episode of Rendez-Vous is a meeting of two musicians from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, who come together to create and perform in a spirit of sharing and exploration.

Held in the comfortable and intimate setting of CBC Montreal's studio 12, these innovative encounters were conceived to create an exchange where music is the common language. Each of our Rendez-Vous sessions offers a sincere and authentic, human and artistic experience.

Discover these exclusive recordings including original compositions, duets, and covers, all performed with true creativity and verve.

Sophie Laurent, CBC Radio 2 Producer | Guylaine Picard, Espace musique Producer | Ian Cameron, Video Director

Round Two of Rendez-Vous will be heard on CBC Radio 2 every Tuesday at 7 :30 pm from April 24 until May 29, 2012.

 

2012 Episodes

Episode 6: Bïa and David Myles

Air Date: May 29, 2012

She's from Brazil (now living in Montreal) and he's from Fredericton (now living in Halifax) and yet they both have so much in common! A love of music, joy and laughter, complicit smiles, and plain simple fun were all over this Rendez-Vous session.   

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Episode 5: Élage Diouf and Johnny Reid

Air Date: May 22, 2012

Senegalese-born Élage Diouf and Scottish-born Johnny Reid met briefly at last year's Juno awards ceremony and immediately felt a connection. It is with enthusiasm that they got together for this Rendez-Vous session and created music without boundaries. When they sing, their voices speak a common language.  

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Episode 4: Alex Cuba and Salomé Leclerc

Air Date: May 15, 2012

For this Rendez-Vous session, British Columbia's Alex Cuba came to Montreal to meet with one of Quebec's rising stars, Salomé Leclerc. She's a gentle, soft-spoken singer songwriter and guitarist, he's a bundle of energy. Together they managed to find a great balance between their two voices and dove into something new.  

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Episode 3: Kiran Ahluwalia and Alexandre Désilets

Air Date: May 8, 2012

Indo-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia and Quebec's Alexandre Désilets demonstrated amazing musical talent when they took up the challenge of sharing their music. Both of them were open to the other one's musical style and managed to create together truly original versions of their songs. 


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Episode 2: Alpha Yaya Diallo and Jérôme Minière

Air Date: May 1 2012

When Guinean born guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo met French born singer-songwriter Jérôme Minière, they both felt they were about to embark on a curious journey.  As it turns out, Minière's musical approach embraces African music in an original and new way. 

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Episode 1: Le Vent du Nord and Harry Manx

Air Date: April 24 2012

For this Rendez-Vous, world renowned  traditional Quebec band meets Harry Manx, a blues singer with a unique style. Together, they transformed each other's music by simply being themselves.

 

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