Quebec Summer Festival: 5 hidden maps

Quebec Summer Festival: 5 hidden maps

UPGRADE DAY

Not interested in the big star on the Plains? Or the big name of the Parc de la Francophonie? Programmer Arnaud Cordier has five suggestions for you. Ready to make discoveries?

Arooj Aftab

National Assembly Square, July 7

Arooj Aftab

“A Grammy winner a few months ago, she's been coming out of Glastonbury, Coachella, all the big festivals. It's not dedicated to large crowds, but it's so beautiful that it could appeal to a lot of people. It's sufi music, lots of sung poems, jazz, soul. A kind of Norah Jones with a Middle Eastern tinge. »

Robert Finlay

Place de l'Assemblée-Nationale, 10 July

Robert Finlay

“He is a 68-year-old guy who has had many lives, as a mechanic in the United States Air Force to carpenter, and who was brought up primarily by the gospel in Louisiana. He was discovered ultra late when he was a street musician in the bottom of Arkansas. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys came across this and he signed it. 

Haiku Hands

Parc de la Francophonie, July 12

Haiku Hands

« This are three Australians. It's “Riot grrrl”, but electro. They have an incredible energy, the vocal harmonies are great, you have to dance, they come to get you. »

Marilyne Léonard

Parc de la Francophonie, July 16

Marilyne Léonard

“It's a big crush. There were the Pierre Lapointes, the Louis-Jeans, the Vallières and whatever you want, but it's growing behind. It's beautiful summer pop with lyrics that stick together. 

The Soul Motivators

Place de l'Assemblée -national, July 16

The Soul Motivators

“The name says it all. It's a troupe from Toronto. The singer is amazing, a kind of Tina Turner meets Sharon Jones, with great musicians. »