Les Charbonniers de l'enfer
It is in the breath of their voices that all takes form. Just as a time travel machine, a gust transports us in a past rich in culture.
Les Charbonniers de l'enfer have been burning the boards of venues all over Québec for the past 12 years. It is the only "québécois" a capella group specialising in the research and interpretation of the oral tradition repertoire. To the rhythm of their voices is added the tap of their feet.
Formed of five experienced singers - Michel Bordeleau, Michel Faubert, André Marchand, Jean-Claude Mirandette and Normand Miron – the group developed a harmonic complicity very much of here. The originality of their approach is marked by their sense of the actualisation of the repertoire which ensures, at the same time, the continuity of the vocal heritage.
Les Charbonniers de l'enferis all fired up about their new album « Nouvelles fréquentations ». This amazing innovative concept is rooted in a contemporary repertoire that boogies from Neil Young to Félix Leclerc, with nods to Noir désir and Daniel Lanois, Plume, Cassonnade, Daniel Lavoie and Florent Folant, Dédé Fortin, the McGarrigle sisters, Marcel Martel and even Bertolt Brecht along the way. Don’t worry – you can still hear the voices and foot rhythms that define the group, but it’s “tomorrow’s trad” that’s on the program.