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  • Envol et Macadam under the Texas sun for SXSW

    Monday February 24th 2014

    Quebec, February 24th 2014– The Texas sun will shine for Envol et Macadam this March. For a fourth year in a row, the Quebecois event will participate in the prestigious South by Southwest festival and present performances by Alaclair Ensemble and Alden Penner. This is an exceptional international showcase for these Quebecois musicians, as well as for the Envol et Macadam organization.

    South by Southwest (SXSW) is a major event for artists and creators from around the globe. It is a place where musical discoveries are made and where artists and industry professionals can exchange with one another, thanks to the presentation of conferences and special events related to the music, movie and multimedia industries. For the Envol et Macadam festival, and for the artists that they will present, it is a great opportunity to network with representatives from abroad and to open new doors for collaborations that will allow Québec to shine overseas.

     

    Artist Line-up

    Envol et Macadam will present its bands on Thursday, March 13th in the afternoon at Maggie Mae’sas part of the Planète Québec event.

    With their neo hip-hop, Alaclair Ensemblewill undoubtedly ignite the crowd of music lovers who will be in attendance. The collective distinguishes itself with its modern and eclectic version of the style, which goes against the grain both musically and lyrically.

    Next, Alden Pennerwill perform his perfectly balanced material, in which spacey pop meets sensitive folk with style. The singer-songwriter, who is a known for being a member of the Unicorns, is not a musical beginner, and his soft voice, melodic mastery and talent are sure to charm those who are looking for musical discoveries.

     

    Envol et Macadam, 19 years of support to up-and-coming bands

    For the past 19 years, Envol et Macadam has been providing support to up-and-coming bands and innovating new ways to help local and international artists gain exposure. The festival’s organizers are always on the lookout for new musical trends, and the organization has positioned itself as a gateway to musical discoveries. It presents alternative music events and gives artists the opportunity to take part in an event that attracts thousands of music lovers and industry professionals annually.

    Envol et Macadam at SXSW is made possible thanks to the valuable collaboration of Planète Québec, Première Ovation and the SODEC

     

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    Source : Envol et Macadam