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Review of Entre l’Érable et le Cocotier

Entre l’Érable et le Cocotier

Pascale LeBlanc

Pascale LeBlanc

Rating: ★★★

Although born in Montréal, singer and multi-instrumentalist Pascale LeBlanc grew up in Haiti, her mother’s homeland. Her songs reflect much...

Reviewed by Martin Longley in issue: January/February/2023

Review of Terre Rouge

Terre Rouge


Vishtèn Music

Rating: ★★★

At the opening weekend of this summer's Mendocino Music Festival in California, two bands from eastern Canada made an interesting...

Reviewed by Jeff Kaliss in issue: November/2015

Review of Mosaïk




Rating: ★★★

Many artists from many different places feel that in order to bring contemporary audiences to traditional material, they need to...

Reviewed by Jeff Kaliss in issue: October/2013

Review of Boukane



Buda Musique

Rating: ★★★★

This is the second album from the quartet Lolomis, featuring a line-up of vocals, flutes, harp and drums, although there's...

Reviewed by Martin Longley in issue: July/2017

Review of The Guesthouse Sessions

The Guesthouse Sessions


Trad Records

Rating: ★★★

Lockdown has proved a rich creative experience for the Belgian bal folk duo, diatonic accordionists Pascale Rubens and Toon Van...

Reviewed by Nathaniel Handy in issue: November/2021

Review of Myriad



Appel Rekords

Rating: ★★★★

Pascale Rubens and Toon van Mierlo are Naragonia, a Belgian button accordion duo who bring in a wide range of...

Reviewed by Tim Woodall in issue: Jan/Feb/2016

Review of Silentski



Trad Records

Rating: ★★★

This is the eighth album from the Belgian balfolk duo formed during the Andanças Festival in Portugal in 2003. It...

Reviewed by Nathaniel Handy in issue: April/2021

Review of Horizons



Top of the World

Les Productions Takashoun

Rating: ★★★★

Vishtèn comprises multi-instrumentalists Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc from the Evangeline Region of Prince Edward Island, home to a Francophone Acadian...

Reviewed by Kevin Bourke in issue: March/2019

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