The Centre culturel franco-manitobain’s visual arts gallery will welcome a new exhibit from May 24 to August 2, called Perspective Survolée – A Bird’s Eye View, by Françoise Ségard.
Using drawings and encaustic painting (beeswax and pigments), the Montreal artist creates works like imaginary maps, to be observed from all angles to seize its nuances.
At a time where technology enables us to see the Earth from the sky in no time (Google Earth, GPS, drones), what are we really looking at when we observe lands from above? And what do we see when we get closer?
Displayed on the walls and on the floor, A Bird’s Eye View presents a reflection on the different ways we perceive a territory, both as an abstract and living entity at the same time.
The opening will take place on Thursday May 24th, at 5 pm in the CCFM’s art gallery, with the artist.
From May 22nd to 25th, as part of this exhibit, there will also be art workshops for kids aged 5 to 12, with the artist.
Every Tuesday, Antoine-Gaborieau Hall, $5 admission
Some people ask the question : do I have to speak French to attend these events? Short answer: no. Whether you speak French or not, you’re more than welcomed to join us on Mardi Jazz.
Note: our staff is bilingual!
April 24 : Lizanne Lachance
« Wonderful », « Fantastic », « Excellent entertainement »… these are some of the comments made by the audience when Lizanne Lachance came to Mardi Jazz last year. Come and join us on April 24th to see her play at the CCFM!
May 1 : Laurent Roy
Exceptional guitarist and regular guest of our Mardi Jazz nights, Laurent Roy will be back in Antoine-Gaborieau hall on Tuesday May 1st!
May 8 : Devon Gillingham
We’re eager to present you Devon Gillingham, young prodigy of the Winnipeg jazz scene. Devon went to the prestigious School of jazz of New York city and worked as an accompanist for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
May 15 : Tracy K
Tracy K is one of Manitoba’s most notorious blues singers. Her harmonica and Joplin-esque voice have conquered most of jazz and blues festivals through North America since the late 1980’s.
“What’s the rush?” she says in the title of her last album, released in 2016. And we totally agree. Come and join us on Tuesday may 15th to share a relaxing and authentic moment, to the sound of Tracy K’s melodies and stories.
May 22 : Keith Price
Keith Price Quartet at Mardi Jazz is the promise of a groovy night. The young musician from Winnipeg, who learned to play the guitar in sixth grade with his grandfather’s instrument, takes his inspirations from contemporary pop and rock culture to create a unique approach of jazz – modern and opened to the world.
Marco Castillo at the CCFM is summer before it happens. Nobody can put sunshine into your heart like the Brazilian-born guitarist. You’ll be seduced by his approach of Latin Jazz, inspired by Bossa Nova as well as Samba and Funk. An invitation to dance and/or chill!
June 5 : Suzanne Kennelly
Do we still have to introduce Suzanne Kennelly, one of Franco-Manitoban’s most well-known voice? After an impressive career as a radio host, the Québec-born singer decided to dedicate her time to her passion: music, and especially jazz.
Be prepared for a jazz show “à la française”! (but, again : don’t worry, no need to be bilingual to come and enjoy this event!)
June 12 : Steve Hamilton
Renown bassist, music educator at University of Manitoba, Steve Hamilton has played among prestigious ensembles such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Tour Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Needless to say, we’re looking forward to hear this notorious figure of Winnipeg’s jazz scene – who’s been active for more than 30 years!
June 19 : USB Band
To end the Mardi Jazz season, the Université de Saint-Boniface big band will be playing at Antoine-Gaborieau Hall. A perfect occasion to celebrate the beginning of summer!
A – late – glimpse of the events incoming at the CCFM this month!
Saturday April 14th : Lost in Translation / Perdu en quoi?
A bilingual event with six improv comedians – three anglophones and three francophones – that doesn’t require you to be fluent in both languages!
Antoine-Gaborieau Hall / 8 pm / $10
Mardi Jazz for all!
The weekly rendez-vous for jazz lovers (and beyond!) at the Antoine-Gaborieau Hall. $5 at the door!
April 17th : Amber Epp
We’re very happy to host Amber Epp again at the Mârdi Jazz of the CCFM. One of the most wonderful and charming voices of Winnipeg’s jazz, and also an exceptional pianist.
She grew up in Steinbach, where she started to play the piano at 8, and joined every choir she could. Then, she discovered jazz in high school. A revelation. Her world was changed forever. She later travelled the world and sharpened her style, nourished from all her encounters. Prepare for a joyful and warm trip, influenced by Latin music!
« Wonderful », « Fantastic », « Excellent entertainement »… these are some of the comments made by the audience last year when Lizanne Lachance came to Mardi Jazz. Come and join us on April 24th to see her play at the CCFM!
The French-Canadian Pavilion will open on Sunday until Saturday, August 19! We cannot wait to see you and to celebrate together French-Canadian culture.
Folklorama has been celebrating multiculturalism in Winnipeg for 48 years with over 20 participating pavilions. The French-Canadian Pavilion, hosted within the Centre culturel franco-manitobain, is one of them and welcomes guests to discover, rediscover and celebrate French-Canadian culture!
Again this year, visit the cultural displays to experience French-Canadians’ past and present. Make sure not to miss the Ensemble Folklorique de la Rivière Rouge performances! Who knows, you might get so excited that you might want to learn some jigging moves as well! Afterwards, you will surely need a good French-Canadian meal; meat pie, pea soup, sugar pie, which one are you going to try first?
The French-Canadian Pavilion is also an opportunity to gather for people in the community, whether they come as guests, organizers or volunteers! The success of the pavilion relies on the commitment, motivation and pride of over 120 volunteers throughout the week! Jacqueline Jubinville has been involved for 38 years and took on several roles as an artist, ambassador and volunteer. She participated as a volunteer with her parents and siblings and now with her own children: “one could say it’s a family affair”. Jonas Desrosiers, a volunteer since 2007 and Jacqueline’s cousin, also enjoys sharing his French-Canadian culture: “A group of volunteers proud of their culture, good food, with a very interesting show and a superior production quality; it makes for an excellent volunteering experience.”
Hard to choose a favourite part of the festivities with all the great food, lively performances and atmosphere, but all say that they love to share their culture and to see the positive feedback and the smiles of guests leaving the pavilion. Stéphany Halikas, also a volunteer, confirms that the Pavilion “is providing to guests a point of entry to discover the French-Canadian community, by introducing them to what we do best: celebrating en français.”
So, will you join the celebration this year?
August 13-19, 2017
Shows at 6:45, 8:15 and 9:45 PM
Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd.