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Jim Corcoran, host of CBC’s A Propos, has been finding and sharing the best of francophone music for the past 26 years. He celebrates excellence and also keeps his ear to the ground, searching for the amazing talents that surface year after year. This week on the program, he shares the music of an artist he recently discovered, with great enthusiasm...

Rosie Valland releases her debut EP

Rosie Valland is an exciting newcomer on Quebec’s music scene. She is very young — only 21 years old — and extraordinarily talented. She plays bass and guitar, and also writes her own music and lyrics. With the release of Valland's four-song debut EP, produced by Jesse MacCormack, the buzz in Quebec is growing. Check out this video of Valland, in a duo with Alex Nevsky, to see why.

Congratulations to Karim Ouellet

A Propos would like to congratulate Quebec City’s Karim Ouellet who recently won the Juno award for Francophone Album of the Year for his album Fox. To get a sense of  his uplifting style of songwriting and singing, you can watch this video of “L’amour.”

 

Karim Diouf – New video

Born in Senegal, now living in Montreal, Karim Diouf launched his first solo album, Adouna, last summer. Created at the crossroads of his motherland and Quebec, his songs reflect his artistic influences from both worlds. To hear what he sounds like, check out this video of the song “Mother of All,” filmed in Senegal.

Tune in to A Propos to hear more of the best of Quebec’s francophone songwriters and bands..........

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.

posted by Sophie Laurent on Apr 11, 2014
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