Vishtèn to play Vic­to­ria Play­house

Aca­dian group plays con­cert to­day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

Vic­to­ria Play­house will present a con­cert by the Aca­dian group Vishtèn tonight at 7:30 p.m.

For over a decade, Vishtèn has earned its place as one of the most re­spected bands on the in­ter­na­tional tour­ing scene. Its mem­bers are both pow­er­ful fran­co­phone singers and fiery multi-in­stru­men­tal­ists, fus­ing Aca­dian and Celtic gen­res with rock and in­die-folk in­flu­ence.

The trio is com­prised of multi-in­stru­men­tal­ists Em­manuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc from the P.E.I.’s Evan­ge­line Re­gion as well as Mag­dalen Is­lands’ na­tive, Pas­cal Miousse.

All three mem­bers of Vishtèn were raised in homes in which tra­di­tional mu­sic, per­cus­sive dance and kitchen par­ties were part of every­day life. To­gether, they pay homage to their tra­di­tions and to the his­toric and strong mu­si­cal con­nec­tions be­tween their two is­land Aca­dian com­mu­ni­ties.

From their tra­di­tional roots, these three high volt­age mu­si­cians have crafted a spe­cial brand of neo-tra­di­tional mu­sic that com­bines ex­ten­sive archival re­search, orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions, tra­di­tional French Aca­dian songs and vir­tu­osic in­stru­men­tals.

The infectious rhythms of tap­ping feet and lilt­ing mouth mu­sic blend seam­lessly with the fid­dle, gui­tar, ac­cor­dion, oc­tave man­dolin, whis­tles, pi­ano, bodhrán and jaw harp to of­fer a mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence that il­lus­trates their wide sense of the world and breathes new en­ergy and beauty into tra­di­tional sounds.

For tick­ets call 1-800-9252025 or or­der on­line at vic­to­ri­aplay­house.com.

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Vishtèn will per­form a con­cert at Vic­to­ria Play­house tonight be­gin­ning at 7:30 p.m. The trio is com­prised of multi-in­stru­men­tal­ists Em­manuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc from P.E.I.’s Evan­ge­line re­gion and Mag­dalen Is­lands na­tive Pas­cal Miousse. Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing 1-800-925-2025 or vis­it­ing vic­to­ri­aplay­house.com.

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