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Boréal Tordu - LIVE at 11
June 22, 2011  
Boreal Tordu

Boréal Tordu, a musical group with unique Acadian sound, performed in the MPBN Portland studio during a Live at 11 special on Morning Classical Music with Suzanne Nance. They are one of the featured performers at the June 25 Kingfield Pops concert. The members of Boréal Tordu discuss the history of Acadian music in Maine.

 

The ninth annual Kingfield POPS concert on June 25, 2011 showcases the full sweep of Maine’s musical heritage, from its earliest Native American roots, through its Acadian traditions and New England fiddle heritage, to contemporary folk, soul/blues and pops.

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra will be back, conducted by their new Maestro, Lucas Richman, who just won a Grammy Award. Also, Maine’s folk icon Dave Mallett, R&B/Soul singer Leah Tysse, Acadian band Boreal Tordu, the Burnurwurbskek Singers from the Penobscot Nation, SAD9’s Franklin County Fiddlers, and the Western Mountain Trash Can Band.

Boréal Tordu began when fiddler Steve Muise and singer Robert Sylvain discovered a mutual interest in the music of their shared Acadian heritage. While signs of their parents' French culture can still be found in Maine, it was almost lost to their generation, after years of forced assimilation. More than a revival, their music represents a continuation of musical traditions passed down from the Acadians, the Québécois, and the unique French-speaking people of the the Republic of Madawaska and milltowns all over New England.

 

Kingfield Pops website

 

Boréal Tordu's website

 

Morning Classical Music with Suzanne Nance

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