Photo: Magan Kienas
Vazzy in New-France
A lively, interactive and entertaining presentation of traditional French-Canadian songs and music accompanied by cultural and historical anecdotes depicting life during the early days of Canada.
The musical voyage starts in France, crosses the Atlantic Ocean to the New World where we meet the First Nations, who greatly contributed to the development and survival of the colony.
During the performance, the musicians introduce eleven musical instruments in existence during the period. Fiddle, early guitar, jaw’s harp, mandolin, foot percussion, spoons, oud, doumbek, tambourine, frame drum and bagpipes.
Students participate in singing, spoon playing, dancing, acting/mime and various other interactions.
"Vazzy in New-France" is a great introduction to French-Canadian culture, language and history. The performance also sheds light on the reason why French language is taught in all Canadian schools today. The two artists speak French and English fluently. Upon consultation with the school, the narration during the show can be in English, French, or using both languages to match the language skills of the audience.
We offer three versions of the show:
_For elementary schools
_For middle schools
_For secondary schools
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"The kids just loved the show, they are talking about it all over the school."
Teacher / Forest Trail Elementary School
"The performance was highly interactive and participatory…It was an excellent way to introduce the culture, history, language and music to youth from the wide variety of cultural backgrounds at my school…The format and content definitely went beyond what I expected."
Babara Odenwald / Teacher
JN Burnett Secondary, Richmond, BC
"Bryn and Suzanne are both excellent musicians and very professional. We received very good comments from the schools about this performance."
Judith Pelletier/Artistic/Tour Coordinator
Jeunesses Musicales du Canada
Performance space: Gymnasium, auditorium or other
Duration: 50-60 minutes
Capacity: Up to 600 students
Take down: 1 hour
The performance space must be free of activity for set-up and take down.
*Please note: British-Columbia schools can book the "Vazzy in New-France" show thru Artstarts in Schools.
1-855-292-7826 extension 103
Do not hesitate to contact us for additional inquiries and bookings
Photo: Magan Kienas