One of Manitoba's most celebrated cultural treasures is turning 40.
Centre culturel franco-manitobain has been presenting, promoting, and fostering cultural and artistic activities in Manitoba's Francophone communities since it opened its doors in 1974. From music to theatre to visual art and beyond, the venerable St. Boniface establishment has been home to many artists and musicians, and a vibrant community integral to our province's cultural fabric.
As part of the festivities, CCFM will present four concerts as part of the multi-city Coup de coeur francophone festival. The series of shows will feature some of Canada's most exciting Francophone artists, including Manitoba's own marijosée, fresh from her Western Canadian Music Award win for Francophone Recording of the Year. She'll share the stage with Alexandre Désilets on October 25.
Other upcoming Coup de coeur events feature Manitoba-born singer Geneviève Toupin along with Damien Robitaille (November 1), Les Hay Babies and Les Souers Boulay (November 22), and a hip-hop night with Shawn Jobin and Koriass (November 29). Music fans can save a few dollars by picking up the full ticket package for all four shows.
Founded in Montreal in 1987, Coup de coeur francophone is a festival dedicated to the discovery of new artists and promoting songs in a wide range of styles. Presented every November in Montreal as well as in more than 30 other Canadian cities, it brings together national and international performers in a program line-up that features up-and-coming, bold and creative artists.