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ARTIST
TITLE
Riel, Plaidoyer Musical/Musical Plea
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
AM 073 AM 073
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/31/2000

"On the eve of the 114th anniversary of the hanging of the Franco-Manitoban Métis leader Louis RIEL in Regina on 16 November 1885, double bass player Normand Guilbeault is launching this 2CD work. The result of four years of diligent research, Riel... sheds new light on one of the little-known and most controversial episodes in Canadian history. Guilbeault and his large group of outstanding musicians invite us to discover a historical and musical epic set on the Manitoban frontier. Original compositions, native chants, gigues, reels, songs of the period, military marches and improvisation are woven to create the fabric of a vibrant work that combines politics and poetry. Music, chants, political texts and poetry surprise, delight and assert without compromise."