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CafeLitt 230: La Chanson québécoise

Thu 12 Apr 2012, 19:30, by Paul Dumais, at Bistro Burritoville:3rd floor, 2055 Rue Bishop, Montreal,QC (Map)
From the early French immigrants to Richard Desjardins, we will survey "La Chanson québécoise", Quebec songs, songwriters and singers.  We will try to understand how the evolution of Quebec songwriting mirrors the social, cultural and political aspirations of its people, first called "les Canadiens", and from the late sixties onwards, "les Québécois".  As we did in the previous talk "Every day culture of Quebec", for which this talk is a complement, we will explain who is who, and what are the canonical names to remember, but we will salt the list with our own personal preferences, a base from which you may explore by yourself the richness of Quebec's songwriting. 

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CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
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