...The writer, musician, and advocate for Quebecois independence, Felix Leclerc, provided a young voice to the province at a time of social upheaval across the globe. Born in Quebec in 1914, Leclerc attended the University of Ottawa but had...
...Gilles Vigneault is a French-Canadian poet, publisher, and singer-songwriter. Born in Quebec, Canada, on October 27, 1928, Vigneault started off pursuing a career in poetry. During the 1950s, he published poems while also writing songs...
...The French Canadian singing sensation Céline Dion dominated the 1990s with her solo albums and performance on the Titanic soundtrack. Born in Quebec in 1968, Dion’s family loved music and named her after the Hughes Aufray song “Céline...
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII: Genres: North America
The Continuum International, 2012
...In music as in politics, Québec’s double identity as both Canadian and French can seem confusing to anyone observing it from the outside, while to people in Québec it is almost self-evident. Although the expression
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