POP Montréal unveils the first names on its poster

Many artists, including Feist, Klô Pelgag, The Barr Brothers and Helena Deland, will participate this fall in a major tribute to Lhasa de Sela, as part of POP Montréal. For its next festival, from September 25 to 29, will also welcome Calexico, Iris DeMent, Kroy, Erika Angell, among others.

In collaboration with Sela’s Lhasa family, a musical tribute will be paid to the fabulous singer-songwriter, who died almost 15 years ago. The show, titled The Road singswill welcome on stage the members of the artist’s last two groups, with performances by Feist, Calexico, Juana Molina, Silvana Estrada, Klô Pelgag, Myriam Gendron, Bibi Club, Helena Deland, La Force, The Barr Brothers, Laurence Anne , Yves Desrosiers, Samantha de la Vega and the Stone Bonnet Choir, under the musical direction of Joe Grass.

The POP Montreal lineup this year presents, as usual, well-known names and others representing the teeming independent scene to discover. In addition to participating in the show for Lhasa de Sela, the Barr Brothers will be performing, accompanied by guests. This will also be the case for Erika Angell. Iris DeMent, well-known folk gospel singer on the independent scene, Mannie Fresh, legendary rapper from New Orleans, and Beverly Glenn-Copeland, no less renowned new age folk artist, will all be visiting the metropolis.

An international event, the festival will notably attract to Montreal the American group Calexico, which plays Americana as much as mariachi. Edith Nylon, a new French new wave music group, will also be there, as will experienced folk singer Juana Molina, who will arrive from Argentina. DJ Nu-Mark, from the group Jurassic 5, will arrive from Los Angeles for a performance. We will be treated to an immersion in son jarocho tones (specific to the rural music of eastern Mexico), infused with jazz and folk, thanks to the young Mexican Silvana Estrada.

Coming from Canada for performances in independent theaters in the metropolis, Mimi O’Bonsawin, who creates as much in English as in French or in the Abenaki language. Canadian-American Claire Rousay will present her emo pop drawing on recordings from everyday life.

Kroy will appear in front of his audience for a performance at home, while Fernie will also represent the local scene at POP Montreal. Also from the Montreal scene, The Dears will return to their very first album No Cities Left, released in 2003, which he will present in full. For another show with nostalgic accents, the Stars group will present their album Set Yourself on Firepublished exactly 20 years ago.

The rest of the POP Montréal programming will be revealed in the coming months.


Partial poster of Pop Montréal 2024.

reference: www.lapresse.ca

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