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...The writer, musician, and advocate for Quebecois independence, Felix Leclerc, provided a young voice to the province at a time of social upheaval across the globe. Born in Quebec in 1914, Leclerc attended the University of Ottawa but had...

Chanson canadienne/Chanson québécoise

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...In music as in politics, Québec’s double identity as both Canadian and French can seem confusing to anyone observing it from the outside, while to people in Québec it is almost self-evident. Although the expression Chanson...

Trad and Néo-Trad

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...‘Trad’ is a term that appeared in the early 1990s to encompass the traditional music of Québec and its merging with pop styles. In historical terms it refers broadly to music that resulted over a period of several centuries from a complex...

Québec

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 7,237,480 (2001) Québec, the largest of Canada’s provinces, is located in the northeastern part of North America, on both shores of the St Lawrence River. Its first inhabitants were various indigenous Indian...