Earlier this year, A Propos presented a list of francophone artists to watch in 2014, and the quantity and quality of francophone records just released in Quebec is phenomenal. The list just got longer, too, and this week on the program, we’ll feature more great music from Quebec artists to follow this year.
One of Quebec’s most successful and influential bands, Harmonium, folded 28 years ago. Now its lead singer, Serge Fiori, has released his first solo album since the demise of his iconic band. Just when everyone had given up on the idea of ever hearing him again, he’s back with a remarkable set of new songs that will definitely please his fans. A Propos features the music of his new album, simply entitled Serge Fiori.
Listen to host Jim Corcoran’s presentation of Fiori’s new album.
We’ve also gathered for you three outstanding videos of songs featured on our program that we feel are worth checking out. Through these videos, you can see the vibrant creativity happening in francophone song in Quebec right now.
David Giguère's 'La pornographie'
This stunning actor and great singer-songwriter has just released his second album, Casablanca. Watch his amazing dramatic talent in this original video.
Kevin Thompson's 'La rose'
On his new album, Les roses, Thompson recorded a lovely song with Martha Wainwright. According to Corcoran, "This song sounds like something Martha's mom, Kate McGarrigle, could have written. Very, very McGarrigle-inspired."
Philémon Cimon's 'Au cinéma'
On Cimon's new song, "Au cinéma," we finally hear him with a smile on his face, rather than a tear in his eye.
Tune in to A Propos and discover more new music by Alexandre Désilets, Kevin Thompson, Philémon Cimon, Monogrenade, David Giguère, Audrey Emery and Mamselle Ruiz.
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.