Listening to the nominees and winners of the Félix-Leclerc Award for excellence in songwriting can give you a sense of the amazing talent that blossoms in Quebec every year in francophone music. This week, A Propos explores the music of past recipients and nominees of this very special award.
Félix Leclerc is one of the most respected and revered songwriters from Quebec. He died in 1988, leaving a brilliant and rich catalogue of superb songs and live recordings that are still enjoyed all around the French world. Eight years after his death, the Félix-Leclerc Award for excellence in songwriting was created in conjunction with the FrancoFolies de Montréal. Ever since, great promising young songwriters have received that award.
Here is the list of the fabulous nominees for this year’s Félix-Leclerc Award:
Alex Nevsky, Antoine Corriveau, Ingrid St-Pierre, Klô Pelgag, les soeurs Boulay, Ludovic Alarie, Patrice Michaud, Philémon Cimon, Philippe Brach, and Salomé Leclerc.
The 2014 winner will be announced on June 19. If you’d like to know the winners from past years, visit the FrancoFolies de Montréal website.
On this week’s edition of A Propos, you’ll hear some of the winners as well as some of the great talented young songwriters nominated for this year’s Félix-Leclerc Award.
A Propos airs on Sunday at 4 p.m. (4:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 2 and Saturday at 11 p.m. (6 p.m. AT, 6:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio One.