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...In her representation of Arcadian musical culture, Patsy Gallant became a trans-generic Canadian singing star. Born in 1950 in New Brunswick, by the age of five Gallant was singing in the Gallant Sisters family quartet. Her family moved...

Maritime Provinces: Acadia

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 285,000 (2001) Acadians are renowned for their love of song. Thus, according to legend, they sang hymns as they embarked on the ships that deported them in 1755 to the shores of New England...

Montréal, QC (Francophone)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: metropolitan area – 3,380,645 (2001); Francophones – 2,275,035 (2001) Montréal is an island in the middle of the St Lawrence River, in the southern part of the province of Québec, some 30 miles (50 km) from...

Montréal, QC (Anglophone)

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: metropolitan area – 3,380,645 (2001); Anglophones – 426,600 (1996) A combination of geographical, economic, social and political factors have made Montréal an attractive place for Canadian...

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...