Claire Lafrenière & Barbary Organ - Street Songs from 1900 to 1950

Claire Lafrenière & Barbary Organ - Street Songs from 1900 to 1950

Claire Lafrenière accompanied by her Barbary organ, brings to life the popular successes of the years 1900 to 1950: Ça va venir découragez-vous pas and Toujours L’R-100 of Mme. Bolduc, La romance de Paris of Charles Trenet, La foule of Édith Piaf, N’insultez-pas les filles, C’est un mauvais garçon, La java bleue, La goualante du pauvre Jean…

The interpreter turns the crank of a little American organ named Célestina, with rolls of perforated paper, dating from 1890. The gramophone with cornet executes on 78 turns accompaniments of songs of time.

Collections of songs are distributed to the public who breaks into the choruses with the singer.
With the spoons and the wooden jigs, one scans the rhythms on the songs of Mme. Bolduc.

Appearing in:
  • Montreal
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