Are you work­ing hard or hardly work­ing?

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - by Jen­nifer Young

I’mThe three great essen­tials to achieve any­thing worth­while are, first, hard work; sec­ond, stick-to-itive­ness; third,

com­mon sense.-

usu­ally pre­pared for the un­ex­pected, but I can hon­estly say that em­ployee search­ing, as of late, has left me on a few oc­ca­sions scratch­ing my chin, shak­ing my head in dis­be­lief and be­ing un­pre­pared for the unan­tic­i­pated. Win­nipeg/Mon­treal-based quin­tet Chic Gamine is noth­ing less than vi­va­cious. With a solo per­cus­sion­ist as their main mu­si­cal sup­port, Chic Gamine use their voices as in­stru­ments, ef­fort­lessly launch­ing into in­tri­cate string ar­range­ments, bass-heavy rhythm sec­tions and lush har­monies in a reper­toire which in­cludes world mu­sic, doo-wop as well as ne­gro spir­i­tu­als. Win­ners of the 2009 Juno «Roots/Tra­di­tional Al­bum - Group» for their self-ti­tled de­but cd. Their lat­est record­ing City City was nom­i­nated for a Juno in 2011 in the «Roots/Tra­di­tional Al­bum - Group». Chic Gamine are : Alexa Dirks, vo­cals and per­cus­sions An­d­rina Turenne, vo­cals, per­cus­sions and gui­tar Ari­ane Jean, vo­cals and per­cus­sions Danielle Burke, vo­cals and per­cus­sions Sacha Daoud, vo­cals, drums and per­cus­sions

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