Shining a spotlight on Canada’s Francophone artists

Thursday, June 24th is Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, and it’s also launch-day for the third annual Tout pour la musique. Tout pour la Musique is an online event that celebrates some of our country’s most accomplished artists and invites all Canadians, regardless of mother tongue,  to come together and show their pride in and solidarity with French-speaking communities.

A part of Canada en fête, Tout pour la Musique is presented by the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Government of Canada. Acadian singer-songwriter Jean-François Breau will host the festivities, which are being produced by Winnipeg’s Productions Rivard, and broadcast by Unis TV at 9 pm EST.

Pessamit-born poet, artist, and activist Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, Fransaskois singer-songwriter Anique Granger, B.C.-based guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, Manitoba’s singer-composer Willows (Geneviève Toupin), and Chiac rappers 

Radio Radio are just a few of the many artists performing. 

See Tout pour la Musique’s Facebook page for the full line-up of artists. 

Catherine Fisher, blogger