On top of all this, the group has won dozens of awards and headlined festivals around the world. La Bottine Souriante is no longer simply a Québécois/Canadian musical phenomenon. The group and their explosive sound have crossed borders the world over and left in their wake countless enchanted audiences. The group has developed a distinctive sound all its own that successfully allies its homage to tradition with a dash of jazz, salsa, and pure folk, while at the same time perfectly representing the symbol of vitality and pride of its mother culture. In addition, the music identifies strongly with the current World Music movement. La Bottine has developed an exceptionally tight, cohesive sound, with a music that celebrates. These two elements, music and celebration, characterized by pulsating rhythm, breathtaking sound, and exuberant spirit, have been inseparable since time immemorial. And it is directly into this turbulent energy that La Bottine Souriante sweeps its rapturous public.
Marisol de Santis Tour Manager