Le Vent du Nord
Le Vent du Nord, Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award winners, are an exciting addition to this year's festival. Their enthusiasm, energy and sheer talent will thrill the audience!
ARTIST WEBSITE: www.leventdunord.com
One of the most recognizable and esteemed bands in Quebec, this group is comprised of Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers and Rejean Brunet.
Le Vent du Nord has exploded onto the folk music scene in 2002. The group's first recording, "Maudite moisson!", was awarded the JUNO Award for traditional album of the year in 2004, and was nominated for the same award by l'Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque (ADISQ).
Their second album, "Les amants du Saint-Laurent", was also nominated by ADISQ in 2005 in addition to being chosen album of the year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Le Vent du Nord has also placed on the top-ten charts of radio stations including #1 on CIBL Montréal and #5 on BBC3 in the UK, ahead of such well-known artists as Youssou N'Dour and Peter Gabriel.
The band's stage presence is exceptional - energetic, dynamic and generous are words that come to mind. Mariposa audiences are in for a blast when Le Vent du Nord is on stage!