Nordlys Global Voices: Les Poules à Colin
Caffe Lena
Saratoga Springs, NY
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An indie roots band that channels the old medieval ballads and sugarshack dance tunes of Québec, this band of young Francophone musicians was raised on folk music. But their new sound, as heard on their brand new album MOROSE, owes as much to shimmery indie pop as it does to deep tradition. With ethereal vocals that mask biting social commentary and lyrics from old songs, and the slap and thump of French-Canadian foot percussion (think of a grinding beat that lopes like a heartbeat), they've got an entirely fresh sound.

They take the stage with fiddle, guitar, lapsteel, banjo, mandolin, piano, bass and foot percussion, creating a rich and varied backdrop for their inventive arrangements. Singing primarily in French, with a few English songs, Les Poules à Colin shows us a modern version of traditional Québec culture.

The Nordlys Global Voices Series provides cross-cultural understanding and enrichment through the universal language of music. Featuring original and traditional musicians from non-English-speaking nations, this series is made possible by the generous support of The Nordlys Foundation.

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Caffe Lena (View)
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States


Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!