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Songs Beyond Borders: A musical gathering between Maine and New Brunswick on August 18

Posted Aug. 06, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: UMFK Fox Auditorium, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, Maine

For more information: 506-850-7830; umfk.edu

The State of Maine and the Province of New Brunswick are proud to present the Songwriters Circle Songs Without Borders. Performing together for the first time, this event will bring together four talented singer-songwriters to one stage: Denny Breau and Josée Vachon, from Maine and Caroline Savoie and Danny Boudreau from New Brunswick.

The show will be presented twice: On Sunday, August 17 at 9 PM Atlantic Time (8PM Eastern Time) in Edmundston (Pavillon sportif – 169, boul. Hébert) and on Monday, August 18 at 7:30PM Eastern Time (8:30PM Atlantic Time) in Fort Kent (Fox Auditorium – 23, University Dr.). Entrance is free for both presentations.

For more information : www.musicnb.org

A musical meeting without borders: With the 2014 World Acadian Congress (WAC) fast approaching, representatives from the Province of New Brunswick and the State of Maine had expressed the desire to organize a cultural event during of the WAC. This event will feature two artists from each region and will reflect the progress that has been made regarding the Memorandum of Understanding Between The State of Maine and The Province of New Brunswick to Enhance the Mutual Benefits of Maine/New Brunswick Cultural Relations Through the Establishment of a Maine/New Brunswick Cultural Initiative.

From Maine, Denny Breau is known as a “triple threat”: a consummate picker, evocative songwriter, and a singer with a “voice that is warm and inviting but completely unpretentious” (Lucky Clark – Kennebec Journal). Originally from Quebec but raised in Maine, Josée Vachon has been sharing her passion for traditional and contemporary folk singing for over 25 years. She has to her credit more than 12 solo recordings.

From New Brunswick, Caroline Savoie is a newcomer on the Acadian music scene. She attracted the attention of more than 10 millions of TV viewers in Europe while being a part of The Voice : La plus belle voix (The most beautiful voice). Petit-Rocher’s Danny Boudreau is one of Canada’s most respected singer-songwriters. Over the years, he has received several nominations for his work, has topped Canadian Francophone charts several times, and has performed in Europe, Africa, across Canada and the United States.

PARTNERS: Coordination of the project is lead by Music•Musique NB, a provincial not for profit Music Industry Association in collaboration with the Maine Arts Commission. Other partners include SPAASI (Stratégie de la promotion des artistes acadiens sur la scène internationale), key members of the organizing committee of the WAC as well as representatives from the Province of New Brunswick and The State of Maine.

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