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Allez Ouest Performance [Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2006]
In this video, Allez Ouest performs an original love song in the French tradition at the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The group is comprised of four of the most talented singer-songwriters from Alberta's Francophone community: Jason Kodie, Joel Lavoie, Mireille Moquin and Robert Walsh. They are featured on 'Alberta: Wild Roses, Northern Lights,' out on Smithsonian Folkways. Approximately 30% of Canadians speak French, and these Francophone (French-speaking) Canadians are found across the country. One-quarter of Canada's population is of French-Canadian descent, and many of them can trace their ancestry to the earliest French settlers who colonized parts of Canada in the 1600s. Francophone communities often maintain strong ties to the French language and culture, including French music. 'Alberta: Wild Roses, Northern Lights' is available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: The music of Alberta is as beautiful, dynamic, and varied as its scenery. From Alberta’s majestic Rocky Mountains to its prairies, foothills, badlands, forests, lakes, and cities, this 19-track CD introduces listeners to the some of the very best contemporary singer/songwriters and musicians from Wild Rose Country. Join k.d. lang, Ian Tyson, Corb Lund, and their fellow Albertans and capture the energy, excitement, and can-do spirit of their beloved province in sound. Allez Ouest: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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5 min 10 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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