Songs and maple leaf

Chansons et feuille d’érable

English Canada is likely to prevent the controversy. The flag of Canada was particularly present during the show from 1st July, aired Wednesday evening on HERE Tv.

The sweatshirts worn by Avril Lavigne drawings maple leaves fax the giant screens that surrounded the stage between each performance, via the maple Leaf flag that covered the keyboard of the group of saskatchewan The Sheepdogs, the red and white flag has made several appearances during the special broadcast of two hours.

This ubiquitous presence contrasted with the absence of both decried, last week, the fleurdelisé during the fête nationale du Québec.

In the studio

Pandemic COVID-19 forces, the concert had been recorded in the studio, without an audience. Although they were (almost) all gathered in the same place, the artists have presented their numbers in turn, without exchange. Damage. We would have liked to see more join their forces and offer original collaborations such as Radio Radio and Damien Robitaille on Last Call and emergency Exit. Another example of a successful marriage, the one between Alexandra Stréliski and three dancers stars, including William Hand, which swirled around her while she was playing Burnout Fugue on the piano.

Question of racism

On two occasions, the facilitators, Pierre-Yves Lord and Serena Ryder have talked about a subject that the headlines for several weeks because of the murder of George Floyd in the United States : racism. Anti-black and anti-indigenous. “We must make changes that count, said Lord in the beginning of the appointment. Now. The circumstances so require. Lives depend on it. “

“To dream of change is simply not enough,” said Serena Ryder during another segment. It is necessary to move forward and be part of the change. “

All in all, this national holiday can be regarded as a success. In terms of caveats, we should point out the final, frankly, disappointing over Share The Land. Even the remote performance of Sarah McLachlan (World on Fire) and Alanis Morissette (Thank You) were much more convincing.

Chills at the Stage

Broadcast on Facebook in the early evening and registered at the heart of an olympic Stadium completely deserted, the spectacle montreal has offered many very beautiful moments. Among them, include the national anthem, interpreted as opening by Rufus and Martha Wainwright, the trio of songs delivered by Charlotte Cardin (Hand Girl, Crazy, anywhere, splinters), the ardour of Elisapie Isaac on Arnaq, and above all, the exquisite Melody Black Patrick Watson, in form acoustics. Wholesale great thrill.

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