For over a decade, the Acadian powerhouse trio Vishtèn has been recognized as an ambassador of Francophone culture around the world. The Canadian trio has dazzled audiences with its fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern rock sensibilities and indie-folk influences.

Hailing from Prince Edward Island's Evangeline Region and the most remote reaches of Quebec—the windswept Magdalen Islands—twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc join musical forces with Pascal Miousse to create a sophisticated sonic signature that combines tight vocal harmonies, layered foot percussion, and virtuosic acoustic instrumentation. Their trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, octave mandolin, whistles, piano, bodhrán, jaw harp and percussive dance result in a tour de force of traditional and contemporary music.

Performing and teaching extensively on three continents, the name Vishtèn has become synonymous with Acadian music worldwide. They have released five award-winning albums, including the 2016 East Coast Music Award for "Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year," and have performed thousands of shows at international venues, from the Vancouver Olympics to France's Festival Interceltique de Lorient. Vishtèn's music has been featured on American television (ESPN), in the Canadian-Japanese film Finding Anne (2009) and in the Quebecois biopic Louis Cyr (2013).

Le puissant trio de Vishtèn est reconnu à travers le monde comme des ambassadeurs de la culture francophone. Le trio canadien éblouit le public avec son mélange de chansons traditionnelles françaises et ses instrumentales originales qui fusionnent l'acadien et le celtique avec une touche moderne de rock et des influences d'indie-folk.

Originaires de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard et des Îles de la Madeleine – les jumelles Emmanuelle et Pastelle LeBlanc ont allié leurs forces musicales avec Pascal Miousse afin de créer une signature sonore, unique et raffiné, qui combine des harmonies solides, entrelacé de percussion de pieds et une instrumentation acoustique de virtuose.

Leur mélange particulier de violon, guitare, accordéon, mandoline octave, flûtes, piano, bodhrán, guimbarde et gigue est un tour de force qui combine brillamment tradition et musique contemporaine.

Performant et enseignant largement sur trois continents, le nom Vishtèn est synonyme de la musique acadienne à travers le monde. Ils ont à leur actif cinq albums primés – dont le plus récent a gagné le prix de l'Enregistrement de l'année 2016 dans la catégorie Roots/Traditional Group de l'Association de la musique de la côte est.

Vishtèn s'est présenté des milliers de fois sur les scènes internationales – des Olympiques de Vancouver (CAN) au New Orleans Jazz Festival (É.-U.), du Festival Interceltique de Lorient (FR) au Woodford Folk Festival (AUS). De plus, leur musique a été présenté à la télévision américaine (ESPN), dans le film canadien-japonais Finding Anne(2009) et dans le biopic québécois Louis Cyr (2013).


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