Social gatherings are great opportunities to meet Francophones and practice French. Performances, theatrical performances and art exhibitions are among the cultural events regularly organized by ARCf's cultural affairs.
Everyone is invited to participate in these events.
Check out the calendar of cultural events taking place in French in Saint John.
Originally from Northern and Eastern Ontario, The Rats of Swompe are proud French Canadians gathered to share their passion for traditional violin, songs to respond to and the musicality of yesteryear. It is in a festive trad-rock atmosphere that an electric guitar, a drums, a banjo and a mandolin are added. A solid show with an energy that is both wild and endearing.
Au Théâtre Louis Vermeersch – 20h
Qu4rtz group come back to Saint John! QW4RTZ is four guys who join their voices to make you laugh, dance, sing, but most of all, make you vibrate to the sound of their vocal harmonies. They will make you vibrate in their world "a capella". Coup de foudre !
Les Fils du facteur
Entre fromage et folie !
Mixing poetry, humor, festive song and more melancholic universe, Les Fils du Facteur are real stage artists. A charismatic singer, Sacha Maffli skillfully uses the words behind his guitar and Emilien Colin on the accordion, which does not miss an opportunity to amuse his world between two titles. Texts that will speak to you, melodies that will remain you, tunes that will make you dance, Les fils du facteur ... you will remember them!
Jules Nectar is an author and performer. He likes to play with contrasts. Pop colorings with catchy melodies that remain long in mind. From folk-song to French with vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars very present. Electro tips with synthetic or faded sounds. Words that describe with detachment, irony and poetry moments, emotions or sensations that affect. Arrangements with comforting lightness on melancholic texts where optimism is always visible.
French-Swiss European evening with French songs. An amazing mix in the service of a modern, sincere and dynamic song. A little crazy but terribly talented!
The musical group Réveil comes from Kent region of New Brunswick and is recognized as one of the most popular bands in Acadia. Revival always features lively music nights, including well-known Acadian pieces, their own popular compositions and beautiful country songs - all in French. Do not miss this crazy evening!
Sara Dufour is from Dolbeau-Mistassini. She made a stint at the National School of Song and then participated in the Granby International Song Festival, among others. Nominated at ADISQ 2017 in the category "Album of the Year - Country" Sara Dufour offers us sounds of rock, electric guitars roaring, taking us on his pictorial texts, sometimes festive, sometimes intimate, but always unifying.
Cafétéria du centre – 20h
100% Acadian party!
SHE: Caroline Savoie, bright, authentic, sparkling, dazzling, charismatic, brilliant, rare pearl ... the public, the press, and her peers in the music industry are raving about this young Acadian artist. Caroline Savoie seduces with her warm and powerful voice. His distinctive tone, his great vocal mastery and his disarming naturalness, elements that constitute his signature. Sacred grand prize-winner of the 47th edition of the Granby International Song Festival, Caroline won about fifteen awards, the SOCAN Award for Award-Winning Song, the Yves-Gagnon Public Prize and the Jacques-Cossette Press Award.
He: Pierre Guitard, rising figure of the Acadian current, he launched his first album "Kill the beast until Sunday last fall". This young singer-songwriter is somewhere between dreampop and shoegaze, an alternative and indie sub-genre of the 80s, marked by an ethereal mix of plane guitars with a lot of effects and sonic manipulations. Simple and catchy melodies with texts that tell his emotions. Just back from a month-long tour of Europe, he won the Golden Treasure of Discovery - Acadie in 2019, before heading back to the four corners of the country for the summer!