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Suoni Per Il Popolo 2018

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Suoni Per Il Popolo
Montreal, Quebec
June 1-19, 2018

The Casa del Popolo and Sala Rossa, the hub of the annual June celebration of avant music known as the Suoni Per Il Popolo, sit across from one another on Saint Laurent Boulevard just below the major intersection of Saint Joseph. ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2018, Part 2

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
Victoriaville, Quebec
May 19-20, 2018

In a span of now only seven concerts over two editions of Victo, the Eglise St Christophe d'Arthabaskahas has become a favourite among the festival venues, for the acoustic environment created by the ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2018, Part 1

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
May 17-18, 2018

Keeping a middle-aged festival such as the Festival International de Musique Actualle de Victoriaville fresh and relevant is a challenge, but the program for this year's 34th edition of FIMAV assembled by ...

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Jazz em Agosto 2017

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Jazz em Agosto
Lisbon, Portugal
July 28-August 6, 2017

Where to start with my description of the Jazz em Agosto experience? The gorgeous setting of the amphitheater in the garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Fundacão Calouste Gulbenkian) in central Lisbon? The musical highlights of the fourteen concerts over ten ...

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Suoni Per Il Popolo 2017

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Casa del Popolo, Sala Rossa, La Vitrola
Suoni Per Il Popolo
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June 1-24, 2017

This year's edition of the Suoni per il Popolo, or Suoni as it is popularly known, was the 17th since the inception of Mauro Pezzente and Kiva Stimac's Casa del Popolo mini-empire, which also ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2017

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
May 18-21, 2017

In Canada, the Monday closest to May 24, the birthday of Queen Victoria, is a public holiday (in Quebec it has two names: Journée des Patriotes or Fête du Dollard--it's complicated), and the Victoria Day long weekend is the ...

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Suoni Per Il Popolo 2016

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Suoni Per Il Popolo
La Sala Rossa
Montréal, Canada
June 2-19, 2016

The final weekend of the 16th Suoni Per Il Popolo featured several notable performances by jazz-based artists: Myra Melford and Francois Bourassa; Luc Ex's Assemblee; and The Thing, with guest James Blood Ulmer.

The program by pianists ...

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Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quartet at La Sala Rossa

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Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quartet
La Sala Rossa
Suoni Per Il Popolo
Montreal, Quebec
June 2, 2016

The Suoni Per Il Popolo, the annual June festival organized by the people at La Sala Rossa and Casa del Popolo, opened its Sala Rossa portion of the ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2016, Part 2

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
Various Venues
Victoriaville, Quebec
May 21-22, 2016

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Following a memorable--in a good way--first two days of FIMAV, Saturday's program promised more highlights, anchored by three consecutive sets of musicians performing John Zorn's Bagatelles at ...

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2016, Part 1

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
Various Venues
Victoriaville, Quebec
May 19-20, 2016

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The 32nd edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville began with a performance of new compositions by Norwegian guitarist/composer Kim Myhr with Montreal's Quatour ...