The Festival Voix d’Amériques is thrilled to report!
Nouvelle rédigée le vendredi 9 février 2007
From February 2 through 9, in wind and ice (man, was it cold!), the 6th Festival Voix
d’Amériques (FVA) heated up the box office at La Tulipe and dried up the bars at the Sala Rossa and
the Casa del Popolo!
2007 marks an important turning point in the Festival’s history. Thanks to a wealth of wonderful
programming and the unbelievable generosity of our Guest of Honour, Richard Desjardins, the support
for this year’s FVA was the best it has ever had. Besides Desjardins’ Richard Guétare at
La Tulipe — an instant sell-out that went immediately to a second show — many other shows were
completely full before the FVA even started.
FVA 2007: Spoken Word, Music and… Daring, always Daring!
Nouvelle rédigée le lundi 15 janvier 2007
Winters have been warmer in the past six years and, we confess, Les Filles électriques are
definitely responsible for one or two degrees! Every February since 2002, Montreal has been
plugging in to the Festival Voix d’Amériques (FVA) celebrating oral literature, text in performance
and spoken word. This year’s dates are February 2 to 9, 2007 as Les Filles
électriques presents the sixth edition of this high-voltage show!
Alternating between the Sala Rossa and the Casa del Popolo, with a foray to La Tulipe, the 6th
FVA features some 120 anglo and francophone artists to perform for tuned-in audiences in the FVA’s
easy-going and joyous atmosphere. (“Joy is the aim,” as Mary Margaret O’Hara reminds us.)
Richard Desjardins is this year’s Guest of Honour, and it
should be quite the festival! Everybody loves this man — the socially committed artist, the
implacable voice, the ever upright, always overwhelming presence. This year, we want to celebrate
this “free spirit” who, fortunately for all of us, chose the pen over the sword.