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Le Vent Du Nord / Territoires
Album:Territoires Collection:World
Artist:Le Vent Du Nord Added:Mar 2019
Label:Borealis Records, Canada 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-03-12 Pull Date:2019-05-14 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:May 12Apr 28Apr 21Apr 7Mar 31Mar 24

 Recent Airplay
1.May 21, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Cotillon Du Capitaine
4.Apr 27, 2019:Hanging in the bone yard
Evolution Tranquille
2.May 11, 2019:The Acupuncture Hour
Le Pays De Samuel
5.Apr 26, 2019:Cafe Nakhil
Le Soir Arrive, Cotillon Du Capitaine
3.May 11, 2019:Music Casserole
Turlute A Bassinette
6.Apr 20, 2019:Hanging in the bone yard
Le Pays De Samuel

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2019-03-07 
Beautiful, passionate songs of Eastern Canada rendered by a five-person group using traditional forms, sung in wonderfully clear and understandable French in lively tempos and yet every song is unique; evoking many different mental and physical “territories”

NO FCC's; Favorite tracks: (all are good) 1, 3,8. 9

*1—Le Pays de Samuel –3:05—the dream of Samuel de Champlain to build a bridge between indigenous and European nations in Eastern Canada

2—Adieu du Village –4:05 – lively fiddling, drumming, and singing

*3—Cotillon du Capitaine – 4:06-- put on your dancing shoes for this one; all instrumental with hurdy-gurdy in the background-- switches beat and adds piano partway through

4 –Le Soir Arrive –3:46 – Celtic vibe; nice rocking beat; the singer dreams

5 –Le Jardinier 3:17 – Q&A with a gardener; lively playing, with call and response

6 –Le Step a Alexis –3:54-- instrumental step dance. Great fiddling!

7 –Louisbourg - -2:53—a capella recounting of the loss of the first city in “New France”; nice harmony!

*8 –La Mere a l'Echafaud—5:20-- tragic ballad of how a woman who killed her lover needs to find someone to bring up her son before she is executed

*9 –Evolution Tranquille—3:37-- the amazing history of Quebec from feudal to capitalist in a mere 100 years set to lively Celtic-tinged music

10--Au Regiment –4:30-- ballad of a man leaving for the regiment and leaving his lover; strong chorus and fiddling

11—Chaousaro –4:10-- loch ness monster of Lake Champlain

12—Turlute a Bassinette—5:16 – pretty cradle song with accordion and drone; mouth music at end

13—Cote-Nord –2:44 –pretty and slightly more contemplative instrumental

Track Listing
1.Le Pays De Samuel 7.Louisbourg
2.Adieu Du Village 8.La Mere A L'echafaud
3.Cotillon Du Capitaine 9.Evolution Tranquille
4.Le Soir Arrive 10.Au Regiment
5.Le Jardinier 11.Chaousaro
6.Le Step A Alexis 12.Turlute A Bassinette