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Grand Derangement, March 28, 2012
March 28, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$20
March 28, 2012 * 7:30pm, Doors @ 7pm
Season Pass: $15, Students/Seniors: $18
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TONIGHT – DOORS OPEN @ 7PM
Tickets bought online or through the Arts Council will be held for you at the “Will Call” table at the event.
Grand Dérangement is an international award-winning group from the Saint Mary’s Bay area of Southwestern Nova Scotia. The name Grand Dérangement refers to the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755, and also alludes to the group’s ability to rouse its audience. The music is exciting, the show is a visual feast, and the highly poetic songs, while insightful, defy the audience to sit still. The bow fires up the fiddle…the sparks fly. Fiddle, guitar, drums, bass and vocals produce their powerful and unique sound, and dancers with flying feet are a dazzling spectacle. Grand Derangement is very eclectic in its musical approach, drawing from such disparate musical inspiration as French chansonniers, folk, Celtic, rock, and Broadway. The rhythms are contagious, the dances enthralling.
Grand Dérangement holds a special place in the world of French-language music. The group builds a bridge between the old and the new, between the local and the universal. Grand Dérangement is creating a new Acadian music, one that will remain alive and vital bridging time and cultural distance.
Rockin’ stepdancing? You bet there’s such a thing!