Montreal is the perfect city for this DJ — it's open, multicultural and has all the good vibes

Ghislain Poirier reflects on why Quebec's largest city is the right space for his musically and culturally diverse collaborations.

Ghislain Poirier on why Quebec's largest city is the right space for his musical collaborations

Ghislain Poirier on why Montreal is the right space for his musical collaborations. 2:57

Ghislain Poirier is a Montreal DJ/producer whose block parties have attracted crowds for a few years now. He calls himself a "connector," and by that he means he encourages collaboration with musical styles and artists from the Caribbean to Quebec.

His Migration Soundsystem project began last year — he performs with dancers and music influenced by African and Caribbean beats. This summer, he performed with the project under the Van Horne viaduct for Montreal's 375th anniversary celebration block party, and CBC Arts stopped by to meet some members of Poirier's crew and find out why Montreal has been the perfect city for Poirier to collaborate in.

Poirier's Be Alright EP. (Wonderwheel Recordings)

Poirier is releasing a new EP on October 20 called Be Alright. You can see him at Qualité de Luxe at Artgang in Montréal, also on October 20.

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