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Sunday, August 9 • 1:15pm - 2:05pm
Genticorum - Quebecois

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Montreal, Quebec
Quebecois

Over the past decade the traditional Québécois group Genticorum has become a fixture in the international, traditional, folk, and Celtic music circuit. Firmly rooted in the soil of their French-Canadian homeland, the trio also incorporates the dynamism of today's North American and European folk cultures in their music. They weave precise and intricate fiddle and flute work, vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion, and guitar and bass accompaniment into a jubilant musical feast.

Genticorum was formed by Pascal Gemme (fiddle), Yann Falquet (guitar) and Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, three musicians who found a love for French Canadian fiddle tunes and folk music. Genticorum gained their name from a word which Gemme remembers his grandfather singing, although he is unsure of the meaning. He believes it carries with it an association with the words gentil (gentle or nice) and quorum.

The group is active in Quebec's traditional dance scene and offers custom tailored bilingual workshops on fiddle, flute, guitar, songs, and foot tapping. Genticorum's second album, Malins Plaisirs (2005) won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Ensemble and was nominated for Canada’s Juno and the Félix Awards.


http://www.genticorum.com 

Performers
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Yann Falquet

With a Bachelor's degree in jazz, Yann Falquet had the least exposure to traditional music growing up, not having been introduced to it until he was 18 or 19. His friends encouraged him with traditional recordings and took him to concerts by bands such as La Bottine Souriante and... Read More →
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Pascal Gemme

Pascal Gemme's grandfather played traditional fiddle so when he grew up he heard the fiddle and the traditional songs that his granddad used to sing. With a degree in big-band arrangement and classical and jazz guitar, Pascal has given master classes in the United States and taught... Read More →
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Nicholas Williams

The newest member of Genticorum, Nicholas Williams, studied world music, composition, and improvisation at York University in Toronto. Since graduating in 1998, he has immersed himself in the traditional dance music of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Québec, as well as the classical... Read More →

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Genticorum

Over the past decade the traditional Québécois group Genticorum has become a fixture in the international, traditional, folk, and Celtic music circuit. Firmly rooted in the soil of their French-Canadian homeland, the trio also incorporates the dynamism of today's North American... Read More →


Sunday August 9, 2015 1:15pm - 2:05pm
MAC Stage 300 M.A.C. Ave

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