The Edmonton Chante Festival Returns to Alberta Oct. 1-5

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Video trailer released today for free family festival featuring francophone music. Closing show featuring Gardy Fury, Kodiak and Kattam; tickets available now through BrownPaperTickets.ca.

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...the festival is known for bringing some of the country’s best French-language World and folk performers to Alberta.

The sixth annual Edmonton Chante Festival, featuring French World music and folk music, will be presented in well-known venues on and near Whyte Avenue in Edmonton Oct. 1-5, and all but the Youth Show and the Closing Show are free of charge. The Closing Show, featuring African percussionist Kattam, the Quebec-based rock fold band Kodiak, and pop singer Gardy Fury, will be Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the UniTheatre, La Cite francophone, 8627 Marie-Ann Gaboury in Edmonton; tickets are $20 and a limited quantity are available online at edmontonchante2013.brownpapertickets.com and in-person at Le Carrefour Bookstore at La Cite francophone.

The five-night festival, presented by Best Western Cedar Park Inn, brings some of the country’s best francophone talent to Edmonton stages. Seventeen French-speaking Canadian artists will entertain audiences with their diverse music and unique talents. Presented by the ACFA régionale d’Edmonton, the festival is known for bringing some of the country’s best French-language World and folk performers to Alberta. A video trailer promoting the event, thanks to ICI Radio-Canada and the Edmonton Chante Festival volunteer video team, can be found online at http://www.YouTube.com/EdmontonChante.

A schedule of performances is as follows:

Oct. 1: Paul Cournoyer, Post Script, Daniel Gervais, live from Kasbar.
Oct. 2: Mamselle Ruiz, Youssou Seck, La Luna De Santiago, live from Copa Cabana.
Oct. 3: Dupuis, Anique Granger, Karaoké-3D, live from Pourhouse.
Oct. 4: Justin Blais, Andréanne A. Malette, Tremblay, Motel 72, live from Empress Ale House.
Oct. 5: Carmen Campagne, Kattam, Kodiak, Gardy Fury, live from l’UniThéâtre de La Cité francophone.

For the closing show on Oct. 5, percussionist Kattam will warm up the crowd by waking the beauty of the African continent with rhythm, songs and dances. A musical performance by the Quebec-based Kodiak will offer festival-goers a performance influenced by rock, folk and blues roots. Pop singer Gardy Fury got discovered with Hairspray The Musical, presented this summer in Montreal. Gifted with an incredible talent onstage, the author-composer from Quebec will sing about emancipation, disillusion and the different traps of the X and Y generations.

The Edmonton Chante Festival is selling tickets online as well as in-person to, due to popular demand for online sales. Brown Paper Tickets is a Not-Just-for-Profit ticketing company, which makes building communities a part of its business model, donating five percent of profits from each ticket sale to nonprofits in the category of the ticket-buyer’s choice.

For more information and a complete schedule for the Edmonton Chante Festival, go to http://www.acfaedmonton.ab.ca/edmontonchante/en/festival/program. The Festival’s team is also looking for dynamic volunteers that are available during the next edition of the Edmonton Chante Festival. If you would like to get involved, contact David Letky, at d.letky(at)acfaedmonton(dot)ab.ca.

About the Edmonton Chante Festival:
(http://www.acfaedmonton.ab.ca/edmontonchante/en/festival/) Since 2008, the Edmonton Chante Festival has become a major event for French music lovers thanks to its urban and family concept. Presented by the ACFA régionale d’Edmonton, the festival allows the French-speaking community of Alberta to appreciate World and folk music, passing by rock, pop, indie and hip hop. All of this is presented in well-known places on Whyte Avenue, and all but the Youth Show and the Closing Show are free of charge.

Media Interviews
If you would like to confirm an interview with one of our artists this week, please contact David Letky, of ACFA régionale Edmonton, at 780 469-4401.

Follow the Festival
Facebook : Festival Edmonton chante
Instagram : Edmonton chante
Twitter : @Edmonton_Chante Hashtag: #yegchante

Thanks to Our Partners
Best Western Cedar Park Inn, Francophonie Jeunesse de l’Alberta (FJA), ICI Radio-Canada, Institut Guy-Lacombe de la famille, Fédération des Parents francophones de l’Alberta (FPFA), Patrimoine Canada, le Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales du Québec (SAIC), City of Edmonton, Le Franco, le Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta (RAFA), UniThéâtre at Cité francophone, Café Bicyclette and many more.

About ACFA Régionale d’Edmonton
Since 1977, l’ACFA régionale d’Edmonton promotes the use and raises awareness of the French language while contributing to the development of the French culture in the Edmonton region. http://www.acfa.ab.ca/edmonton

About Brown Paper Tickets: (http://www.BrownPaperTickets.ca) the world’s only Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company creates stronger communities through events, donations and a business model that prioritizes people over profit margin. The company offers the most-customizable ticketing and event registration tools, donates five percent to causes in the category of each ticket buyers choice, pays employees a week's salary each year to work for nonprofits, and employs a team of “Doers” to build healthy communities.

Source : David Letky, Development Agent
ACFA régionale d’Edmonton
Tel. : 780 469-4401
d.letky(at)acfaedmonton(dot)ab.ca

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