Quebecois folk trio offers spiced-up concert

| 01 Jul 2019 | 04:58

    The French Canadian folk trio Bon Débarras ("Good Riddance") will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Milford Theatre.
    The band's title for this program, "Silence in Trouble," helps explain what they're up to: Bon Débarras modernizes Quebecois folk by mixing traditional folk with dance, poetry, and both urban and First Nations influences.
    Bon Débarras has won awards for its previous recordings and raves for its performances in European countries and the United States. However, the songs on its most recent album, "En Panne de Silence" (roughly, "Silence in Trouble"), boldly goes where no man — or band, including this one — has gone before, given its unprecedented blend of styles.
    To fully experience the many traditions that coexist in their swing, rhythmic poetry, jigs, and even body percussion, you have to experience their energy live. Trio members Dominic Des-rochers, Jean-François Dumas, and Marie-Pierre Lecault keep things lively while switching around from guitars to banjo, fiddle, viola, harmonica, Jew’s harp, ukulele, and cajon.
    Kindred Spirits Arts Programs is the producer of this event.